Tottenham Hotspur travel to Villa Park to face Unai Emery’s Aston Villa as they look to continue their lost fight for a Champions League spot. Spurs would be going all in to continue to scare Newcastle United and Manchester United for a top-four finish.
Aston Villa too would want to win this game badly. With UEFA Conference League still in their reach, the Villans would look to feature in European football and test their strength against world teams.
Both the teams will be dependent on their star strikers to help them win three important points. While Harry Kane would want to take his goals tally of this season to 30, Watkins would ensure that his team plays in Europe next season.
When and Where?
Time and Date: Saturday, 13 May 2023 at 15:00 BST.
Location: Villa Park.
Head to Head
The Villans won the reverse fixture against Spurs in January and would be looking to get a double over the Lilywhites.
The last 4 games between these two clubs have been shared apiece with Villa winning the latest 2-0 on New Year’s Eve. Villa have been in discomfort when playing away but at home they have found ways to shut their opponents. The hosts have not conceded any goals at Villa Park while scoring 10 goals themselves in the last 5 home matches.
Aston Villa enters Matchday 36 with no new injury concerns. The team will be without Matty Cash and Jed Steer who have not been playing for quite a while now due to injury. The latter is out because of calf issues and will not be featuring in any game henceforth.
As for Spurs, Hugo Lloris will be out due to a hip injury with Forster taking the spot in between the woods. Lilywhites will also be without the services of Ryan Sessegnon who will miss the game due to thigh concerns and Rodrigo Bentancur due to knee problems.
Aston Villa possible starting lineup: Martinez; Young, Konsa, Mings, Moreno; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup: Forster; Emerson, Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Son; Richarlison, Kane.
We say: Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa
Spurs have found it tough to get on the scoring sheet regularly and against a team managed by Unau Emery it will not be easy for them to go past Martinez. Villa has been too notch at home and we can see them test Forster more often than not in the 90 minutes.