Aston Villa-Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview: Back second-half goals at Villa Park

The Villains welcome Spurs to the midlands on Sunday with Andre Villas-Boas' side looking to bounce back from defeat - and out tipster is predicting some late strikes
Aston Villa take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend, with only three points separating the sides after seven league games. As the Premier League starts to shape up, both teams will be content with the openings to their respective campaigns.

The two met at the end of September at Villa Park in the League Cup, with a Jermain Defoe double inspiring Spurs to a comfortable 4-0 victory.

Tottenham come into this match after being beaten at home for the first time this season. West Ham United surprised many in a 3-0 victory at White Hart Lane, which put a stop to Andre Villas-Boas' side's fantastic home form.

Despite this loss, Spurs have looked very solid, winning nine of their 12 competitive matches, with all of those victories being to nil. William Hill price them as favourites at even money (2.00).

Aston Villa have had a mixed last few weeks. Paul Lambert's men drew with Hull City away last time out, which followed their excellent 3-2 victory at home to Manchester City.

With wins away at Norwich City and Arsenal also chalked up, Villa have produced some impressive results.

Despite these wins, William Hill still price Lambert's men as underdogs at 11/4 (3.75). The same firm price the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

A bet that stands out in this match is most goals to be scored in the second half at 11/10 (2.10) with William Hill. Aston Villa have scored 77 per cent of their goals after half-time this season, and when you consider 66 per cent of Tottenham's goals have also been scored in the second period, it's certainly worth investing heavily in this bet.

Second half to have the highest number of goals at 11/10 (2.10) 2.5pts with William Hill

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