Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing derby defeat to Wolves when they take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Saturday evening kick-off.
The loss at Molineux also marked the third in a row for Villa, a record they tasted for the first time under Steven Gerrard.
Spurs on the other hand are on the back of a huge 5-1 victory over Newcastle United and appear to be getting stronger as the season nears its conclusion under Antonio Conte.
With the unpredictability of this campaign to date though, anything could happen on Saturday evening.
Here’s all the details ahead of the contest.
When and where is the game?
The game takes place at Aston Villa’s home, Villa Park, on Saturday 9th April. Kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 (BST).
Is Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur on TV?
Yes. The match will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football with coverage beginning around 17:00.
Who is the match referee?
Graham Scott will be in charge of the contest on Saturday evening with Harry Lennard and Mark Scholes running the lines.
Craig Pawson is on fourth official duty whilst Jarred Gillett is on VAR, assisted by Lee Betts.
The man in charge, Scott, has reffed just 10 Premier League games this campaign, none of which were Villas. He was however in charge for Villa’s EFL Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last September.
Aston Villa have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the contest with Marvelous Nakamba expected to find a place back on the bench.
Lucas Digne was replaced with ‘stomach complaints’ against Wolves and should be good to go whilst Danny Ings should also return after missing the last game due to the birth of his child.
Spurs could be without four players for the clash. Japhet Tanganga is out for the season whilst the trio of Oliver Skipp, Sergio Reguilón and Ryan Sessegnon are all touch and go ahead of the game.
Aston Villa: LLLWWW
Tottenham Hotspur: WWWLWL
Spurs have the much better record historically out of the two having won 76 times to Villa’s 57 in all competitions.
The claret & blue actually only have two wins to their name over Tottenham since 2008. Christian Benteke scored in a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane back in 2015 and the more recent victory came just last season - a 2-1 win at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in the penultimate game of 2020/21.
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