Aston Villa are looking towards ending their worst run under Steven Gerrard as they clash with Tottenham on Saturday evening.
When Aston Villa hosts Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening, they will be seeking to bounce back from their humiliating derby loss to Wolves.
The defeat at Molineux was also Villa’s third in a row, a record they tasted for the first time under Steven Gerrard.
Time and and venue of the match
The game takes place at Aston Villa’s home, Villa Park, on Saturday 9th April. Kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 (BST).
The match will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football with coverage beginning around 17:00.
On Saturday evening, Graham Scott will be in charge of the game, while Harry Lennard and Mark Scholes will be on the lines.
Craig Pawson is on fourth official duty, and Lee Betts is assisting Jarred Gillett on VAR.
Scott, the referee, has only reffed 10 Premier League games this season, none of which have involved the Villas. Last September, though, he was in charge of Villa’s EFL Cup penalty shootout loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Latest team news
Aston Villa have no new injury concerns heading into the game, with Marvelous Nakamba likely to return to the bench.
Lucas Digne, who was removed against Wolves due to’stomach issues,’ should be fit to play again, while Danny Ings, who missed the last game due to the birth of his child, should also return.
Tottenham may be without four players for the match. Japhet Tanganga has been ruled out for the season, while Oliver Skipp, Sergio Reguilón, and Ryan Sessegnon are all questionable heading into the game.
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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.