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Paul Lambert's side were crushed 8-0 by Chelsea at the weekend and Willie Duncan is backing Andre Villas-Boas' men to claim all three points when they visit Villa Park

Aston Villa suffered a humiliating 8-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday afternoon and Paul Lambert’s men will be desperate to atone for that thrashing when they welcome Chelsea’s London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to Villa Park on Wednesday evening.

Villa are available at a chunky 13/5 (3.60) with William Hill to shrug off Sunday’s embarrassment by claiming all three points against Spurs while Andre Villas-Boas’ men can be backed at even money (2.0) with William Hill to inflict further misery on Wednesday’s hosts. The same firm go 5/2 (3.50) for the match to end as a draw.

As always with such big matches, William Hill offers a couple of “headline offers” for this clash and punters will be tempted by the juicy 5/1 (6.0) quote on offer from the odds compilers that Gareth Bale scores at any time in a victory for his side.

The same firm also offers 5/1 (6.0) that Villa’s Belgium international Christian Benteke nets at any time in a win for the hosts and that is a price which is sure to attract support from those keen to back Villa.

Prior to Sunday’s defeat at Stamford Bridge, Villa appeared to have found their feet, having strung together a six-match unbeaten run. However, the manner in which that sequence was ended at the weekend must cast a shadow over Villa’s prospects in this match.

Furthermore, Paul Lambert’s side will face a Spurs team that have hit a rich vein of form in recent weeks.

The visitors have lost one of their last eight matches in all competitions and will travel to Villa Park buoyed by back-to-back clean sheets for the first time this season.

Therefore, the even money (2.0) quote from William Hill for a Spurs victory should be eagerly snapped up by punters as it looks to offer excellent value.

The 5/1 (6.0) quote from the same firm for Gareth Bale to score at any time in a Spurs victory also represents excellent value and should be backed accordingly on Wednesday.

BET
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BEST BET
VALUE BET
Tottenham Hotspur to win at even money (2.0) with William Hill
Gareth Bale to score at any time and Tottenham Hotspur to win at 5/1 (6.0) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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