A 5-1 routing of Slovenian side Mura in the UEFA Conference League ended a five game winless run over 90 minutes for Spurs, though in truth anything less than a convincing win would have been unacceptable and they’ll face a much sterner test in Aston Villa this weekend.
After a relatively slow start to the campaign in which the Midlands side won just one of their first four games, they’ve now won back to back league outings and are looking to make that three in a row for the first time since October last year.
Spurs have had the better of this head-to-head in recent years, winning six of the last seven meetings in all competitions, though notably the exception came in the most recent clash as Villa ran out 2-1 winners in this fixture last season, and that highlights Spurs’ struggles up against the league’s better sides.
Indeed, when facing teams in the top half of the table, Spurs are just W3-D2-L9 since the start of last season, losing each of their last five at home.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where things are going wrong for the Lilywhites at present as there are issues in pretty much every department.
Only Norwich and Wolves have scored fewer than Spurs’ four goals this season, and while they started off with a perfect three clean sheets from their opening three games, they’ve now conceded three in every game since, while they also couldn’t even manage a clean sheet against Mura in midweek.
Villa on the other hand are looking to make it three consecutive wins to nil and considering the first two were against in form Everton and Man United sides there’s absolutely no reason why they can’t manage the same outcome against an out of sorts Spurs.
Danny Ings To Score Anytime
We wouldn’t be wholly confident about backing the away win to nil with Harry Kane coming into this off the back of a hat-trick, though he has now failed to score in each of his last five league outings and that will certainly be on his mind.
Ollie Watkins will be buoyed by his return to the England set up, and that will hopefully spark something in the young forward, though Danny Ings looks to be the main man for the visitors in this game as he has now scored six goals in his last six appearances against Spurs across all competitions, so we wouldn’t be shy about backing the striker to find the net yet again here and claiming his third goal of the campaign.
DANNY INGS TO SCORE ANYTIME
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