The last game on Saturday in the English Premier League kick off weekend is an interesting match with Aston Villa returning to the premiership after being out for the past 3 seasons. They come to a new stadium that they haven’t played in before as Spurs start their first full season in their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, replacing the club’s previous stadium, White Hart Lane. It has a capacity of 62,062, making it one of the largest stadiums in the Premier League and the largest club stadium in London.
Mauricio Pochettino starts his sixth season at the club and they are desparate for silverware. They reached the Champions League final where Liverpool beat them 2-0 to clinch European glory. It was the second final in Pochettino Spurs career. The first one was a loss to Chelsea in the 2015 League Cup final.
Facing one of the big six teams will not be an easy start for Dean Smith and his newly promoted side. However, following the success of their play-off final from last season and a pretty active transfer window, their optimism will be high to snatch those 3 points from the game’s favourites.
Tottenham Betting Tips
Despite no success in terms of trophies, Spurs have managed to keep the core of their squad intact. The likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli are still key players at the club. Eriksen was on a move to leave Tottenham this summer, but that fact has failed to materialise and he will be set to start the season in North London yet again.
After signing zero players last summer, Spurs went big in this transfer window. They signed Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for £55 million. The Frenchman is a talented player who can do a little bit of everything in the middle of the park. He will hope to help Spurs better their fourth-placed finish from last year. You can be sure that if either one of Liverpool or City slips up, Spurs will be ready to capitalise
It’s no surprise that Tottenham are the bookies favourite team to win at odds of just 3/10. Spurs are most likely to win the game, so a good value bet based on Villa getting a sneaky goal in is for both teams to score and spurs to win at 2/1.
Aston Villa Betting Tips
As for Aston Villa, staying safe will be the priority for this first season back. Villa faced Fulham in the playoff final in 2018, but the London side won on the day. Dean Smith came back strong, and Villa beat Derby County in the final this time to progress. It has been a tough road for them the last two seasons, but the gift of Premier League football will be sweet.
Villa have been very active in transfer window to get their team premiership ready. Those signings have been headlined by the addition of striker Wesley Moraes, who was signed from Club Brugge. and had 13 goals and 7 assists in the Belgian Pro League last season. Other notable signings include Tyrone Mings from Bournemouth, Douglas Luiz and Matt Targett.
Villa will most likely play defensively, but Spurs have the quality to unlock their defense and claim the win. However they will be filled with optimism for the new Premier League season, and as it’s the first game anything could happen. Odds for them to win the game are at 14/1, however there are a couple good value bets including both teams to score in the first half of the game at enhanced odds of 5/1.
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