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Match preview: Villa v Tottenham

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Match preview: Villa v Tottenham

MATCH DETAILS

Villa v Tottenham
Barclays Premier League
Villa Park
Sunday March 13 - KO 4pm
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Twitter match hashtag: #AVLTOT

TICKET LATEST

Villa and Tottenham are at opposite ends of the Barclays Premier League table - but points are equally vital for both teams.

Rémi Garde's men are in need of a maximum haul as we look to survive this term while Mauricio Pochettino's side are vying for the title with Leicester, Arsenal and Man City.

Prices are £25 to £42 [adults and concessions], £17 to £35 [U18s], £12 to £35 [U8s] and £37 to £42 [adult/junior (U18) combo].

They are on general sale.

It's a maximum of six seats per booking.

Remember to supply one client reference per seat to build up booking history.

To buy tickets, contact 0333 323 1874, visit the Ticket Offices at Villa Park and New Street or BUY ONLINE.

Book in advance and collect from the Trinity Road Kiosk on matchday from 2pm.

You can also buy online and Print@Home to avoid queueing.

Our ticket office and phone lines are open from 10am on matchday.

TEAM NEWS

Boss Rémi Garde says Adama Traore is getting closer to full fitness - but is not yet ready to feature.

Jack Grealish, Libor Kozak and Carlos Sanchez are all doubtful ahead of our clash with Spurs.

Grealish is struggling with an ankle problem and hasn't featured since coming on as a sub against Man City in the FA Cup.

Kozak also has an ankle problem while Sanchez has a hamstring issue, which flared up in the home win over Wycombe Wanderers.

For Spurs, Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie (both knee) are still absent but Danny Rose (calf) and Eric Dier (knock) should play having sat out of their Europa League match versus Dortmund.

Garde

DUGOUT ANALYSIS

Rémi Garde

Yes we can stay up.

If you look at Leicester last season they started to win now - won seven, drew one and lost one. Why can't we do that?

We have shown very poor football in previous games, but in football you never know how things can go.

I still strongly believe we can win many games before the end of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino

I am not worried, I know the circumstances.

We need to accept some periods during 10 months that we will have good and bad times.

We have always had things good, it has only been in the last few games not so much.

The players are very sad but we have to take the positives.

Gana

PLAYER ANALYSIS

Idrissa Gana

This result at Man City was very hard for everybody - players, staff and fans.

We have lost four games in a row but we can't dwell on that.

We have to look forward and focus on what's ahead of us not what's happened before.

It will be a very difficult challenge to get out of this situation but we do believe.

Until the end, we will continue to believe and try to win the games to get out of this position.

Harry Kane

Nobody is panicking.

We've had a lot of games, tough games, but then so has everyone else in the Premier League.

Yes, West Ham was a disappointing result, we know that.

But looking back it wasn't the worst performance in the world.

Against Arsenal we played very well but we just didn't see it out.

But I don't think there is anything to be concerned about.

Programme

MATCH PROGRAMME

Brad Friedel was a star man at both Villa and Tottenham - and in this weekend's edition of the News & Record you can find out his ideal team-mates at both clubs.

Friedel picks an ultimate Villa-Spurs XI for Sunday's version of the matchday programme.

Secure your copy ahead of the Tottenham clash through our eBay account - BUY NOW.

Friedel's dream team certainly makes fascinating reading.

And there's plenty more to look forward to in the latest edition of the matchday programme.

Jordan Lyden is the subject of our big interview, while we also have comment from Alan Hutton and Ashley Westwood.

Idrissa Gana is next up in our Quickfire Q&A series.

And the award-winning Villa Vault continues to look at Villa's past European adventures.

Let's not forget columns from club legend Ian Taylor, captain Micah Richards and manager Rémi Garde.

At £3.50 the Villa News & Record is great value.

Secure your copy ahead of the Tottenham clash through our eBay account - BUY NOW.

For even better value, why not take advantage of one of our five-for-£5 programme bags, available around the ground on matchdays.

As well as the latest issue, you will also receive four classic Villa programmes.

AVTV HD DON'T MISS

Rémi Garde press conference - WATCH HERE

MATCHDAY ODDS

Villa to win - 5/1
Draw - 3/1
Draw HT - Villa FT -12/1
Villa win 2-1- 18/1
Gestede first goal, Villa wins 1-0 scorecast - 66/1

MATCH STATS

Jordan Ayew scored his first away goal for us at White Hart Lane in November 2015 (3-1 defeat).

Gabriel Agbonlahor is the only active Villa player to have scored more than one goal against Tottenham in his Premier League career. However he hasn't scored against them since November 2009.

We have won just one of the last 14 league meetings between these two teams, while that solitary win came at White Hart Lane (1-0 in April 2015).

There have been red cards in three of the last five Premier League meetings between the two sides at Villa Park.

Tottenham have lost none of their last eight trips to Villa Park in all competitions (W6 D2 L0).

Tottenham have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League away games (W7 D5 L1), but this defeat came in their last road trip in the competition at West Ham United (0-1).

Spurs

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By @AVFCOfficial 12th March 2016