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Feb 14, 2020, 6:50:00 AM analyses previous matches played and head to head scores between Aston Villa and Tottenham as the two clubs are set to clash this weekend on matchday 26 at the Villa Park.

Tottenham stole a 2-0 clean sheet win against Manchester City in their last match. The team has entered the top five race while slowing down second-placed Manchester City’s pace against Liverpool.

The Spurs flipped the tables with an impressive victory that saw them ending a win drought against Manchester City which lasted for nearly four years. Tottenham’s last win was back in October 2016 in a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane.

The win marks coach Jose Mourinho’s sixth win against Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola in all competitions in the game. Mourinho has also registered four wins over Guardiola with four different clubs, namely Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Tottenham.

Steven Bergwijn stole the spotlight as he went to claim his first Premier League goal in the 63rd minute, snatching a 1-0 lead for the team in the second half. The midfielder was signed by Tottenham from PSV Eindhoven in a £25 million deal.

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Meanwhile, nothing has been easy for Aston Villa. They suffered a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth after their late comeback proved to be futile. The team is one loss away from falling into the relegation zone assuming that the three bottom clubs will win their next matches.

Villa dominated in terms of possession and goal attempts, but they could not convert any of those four shots on target other than Mbwana Samatta’s clutch goal in the 70th minute. The team failed to complete the comeback with a draw, and have lost all three points instead.

Considering that Tottenham continues to perform well, then the team is in for another easy win as they have thumped Villa in their recent game. Tottenham’s defence was the key in that victory.

Aston Villa will have to battle hard with everything they got if they want to stay alive in the Premier League race. Losing is definitely not an option for the team that has spent a lot in acquiring big players only to lose at the relegation.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA