Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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With sides in poor defensive form there is every chance we see the new year kick off with a high scoring game in north London

Tottenham welcome Aston Villa to north London on New Year's Day with Antonio Conte's men looking for their seventh home win of the Premier League.

Indeed, it has been the north Londoners' form in front of their own fans which has kept them in the running for a Champions League spot with their away record distinctly less impressive.

Villa for their part have won just once away from Birmingham and are clear outsiders on their trip to the capital.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa latest odds

Unai Emery's men are priced at 4/1 (5.00) with bet365 to pick up three points on Sunday, with the draw available at 3/1 (4.00).

Tottenham have enjoyed plenty of success in this fixture recently, beating Villa in eight of their last nine meetings in all competitions and a win for the hosts can be backed at 13/20 (1.65).

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa first goal scorer odds

Harry Kane is the shortest priced player to break the deadlock with the striker offered at 13/5 (3.60) ahead of Heung-min Son at 5/1 (6.00) and Dejan Kulusevski at 13/2 (7.50).

The favourite for the visitors is top scorer this season Danny Ings at 9/1 (10.00).

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa preview

Both of these sides have had serious defensive issues this season with Aston Villa keeping just three clean sheets and Spurs faring little better managing just four shut outs in the league.

The side from the capital are on a terrible run of form at the back conceding at least twice in each of their last six league games and their top four aspirations surely rest on trying to solidify things.

Backing goals at both ends therefore makes plenty of sense with both teams far from impressive defensively.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa tips and predictions

Both teams to score has paid out in Spurs' last six matches in the Premier League and a repeat is offered at 3/4 (1.75) while combining this selection with over 2.5 goals sees the odds rise to 11/10 (2.10).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.