Tottenham’s 2022 has seen them experience as many ups and downs as any club in the Premier League but they can see in the new year with a win against Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Villans have shown a marked improvement since Unai Emery took over last month but are still finding their feet under the Spaniard.

Emery saw his side lose 3-1 at home to Liverpool on Boxing Day and is likely to sign reinforcements in the window.

Opposite number Antonio Conte is set to welcome back some of his World Cup stars and will be looking for his team to kick on after again having to come from behind in Monday’s 2-2 at Brentford.

Tottenham vs Aston Villa Betting Tips

  • Aston Villa – Team to score first @ 7/4
  • #PickYourPunt – Tottenham to win, both teams to score, Harry Kane to score anytime and Lucas Digne to be carded @ 12/1

Team news

Spurs will have World Cup winner Cristian Romero back available after being given extra time off following his exploits with Argentina in Qatar.

Captain Hugo Lloris, a losing finalist with France, should also replace Fraser Forster in goal.

However, Rodrigo Bentancur remains sidelined with the groin injury he sustained playing for Uruguay against Ghana at the World Cup, while Richarlison is still out with a hamstring problem.

Villa could have their own World Cup winner back in the fold, with Emi Martinez back in training.

Emery has said he will assess the goalkeeper before deciding whether to start him, with Robin Olsen as the alternative.

Midfielder Jacob Ramsey and centre-back Diego Carlos remain sidelined, although the latter is nearing fitness after rupturing his Achilles in August.

Latest Tottenham vs Aston Villa Betfred Odds

Aston Villa – Team to score first @ 7/4

Tottenham are earning a reputation for being slow starters and once again went behind at Brentford on Boxing Day.

That marked the sixth straight Premier League game where they have conceded the first goal of the game and the 10th in total in 2022-23.

Emery is a coach who often has an interesting tactic up his sleeve and may catch Conte out.

Villa have scored on all three of their trips to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and could break the deadlock on Sunday.

#PickYourPunt – Tottenham to win, both teams to score, Harry Kane to score anytime and Lucas Digne to be carded @ 12/1

There are several #PickYourPunt options available for Betfred punters and we have put one together involving four selections.

Tottenham have won six of their eight Premier League home matches this season and have the opportunity to make it nine. However, their record of falling behind means it is likely to be a case of both teams scoring in the match.

They also have Harry Kane, who now has 13 goals for the season and has netted seven times against the Villans over the years.

Kane looked to have shrugged off any post-World Cup heartache when netting at Brentford and will look to score for a fourth Premier league game in a row.

He also tempts defenders into making tackles, as does his colleague Dejan Kulusevski, whose direct running often results in opposition players receiving yellow cards.

Lucas Digne is likely to be the man marking him on Sunday. The Frenchman has been cautioned just twice this season but will never shy away from a challenge and may get caught out.

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