Our match prediction:
Time is running away for Aston Villa to make a major comeback and revive their survival hopes as the team sit nine points adrift of safety with just nine games to go. Remi Garde has failed to shake up the team after replacing Tim Sherwood and everything suggests there will be no Premier League football played at Villa Park next season. After losing last four league fixtures, this is probably not the right time to be facing title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur, are aim to make amends for the 3-0 loss to Dortmund in midweek and at the same time end a three-match winless run. Mauricio Pochettino paid the price for resting his star players at Signal-Iduna Park, but that should ensure the likes of Kane, Dembele, Lamela and others are in the best possible shape to win at Villa Park, so it is not that difficult to predict the outcome of this particular match.
Highligted Player (Vertonghen):
After spending four years at Ajax, in 2006 Jan Vertonghen signed a loan deal with RKC Waalwijk. The left-footed defender spent one season at Mandemakers Stadion and he returned to Ajax for the 2007/2008 season. The highly rated footballer, who is capable of playing as both centre back and left back, signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 8 July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Premier League outfit ever since. The Belgian defender scored four goals for the Spurs in the 2012/2013 Premier League season and he made 34 league appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit back then. In the 2015/2016 season Jan Vertonghen and his teammates were producing brilliant displays with Tottenham, but the Spurs eventually finished the campaign in third place in the standings. Speaking of his international career, Vertonghen made it to both World Cup (2014) and Euro (2016) quarter-finals with the Belgian national team. Jan was born on 24 April, 1987 and his shirt number is 5.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa are one of the three clubs that dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Villans host their rivals at Villa Park, the stadium that was opened in 1897 and its’ capacity is 42,682. However, it has to be noted that the highest attendance recorded at the stadium was 76,588 when Aston Villa faced Derby County in the FA Cup back in 1946. Aston Villa’s fiercest rivals are Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves and Coventry City is big as well. Aston Villa have won seven First Division (Premier League) trophies, with the team clinching seven FA Cup trophies as well. The team’s biggest success, though, came in 1982 when they won the European Cup. The Villans defeated Bayern Munich (1-0) in the title game and Peter Withe was named the man of the match.