Aston Villa will lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, hoping to pick up a positive result on their travels. The Villans will be heading into the contest on the back of a disappointing 3-2 loss against Crystal Palace, whereas the home side registered a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Dean Smith will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of changes from the last game. Jack Grealish might get the nod over Anwar El Ghazi, whereas Tyrone Mings looks likely to make his way back into the starting line-up.
4-3-3 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Tottenham Hotspur
Emiliano Martinez will continue to operate in between the sticks for the upcoming away encounter. The ex-Arsenal shot-stopper made some good saves against Crystal Palace last week, but he’ll be hoping to secure a clean sheet this time.
“Tyrone took a knock in the game against Everton in midweek, he was still too sore to travel so he should be ready for Tottenham but too sore to travel today.” – Dean Smith stated in his pre-match press conference.
As a result, Ezri Konsa will form the centre-half partnership with Tyrone Mings at the heart of Villans’ backline.
Matt Targett is a guaranteed starter at the left-back position, whereas Ahmed Elmohamady will fill in on the other flank as the right-back. The full-backs will be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Douglas Luiz and John McGinn will fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the former occupying a more defensive role to shield the away side’s back-four.
Jacob Ramsey will slot into the attacking midfield role. The 19-year-old midfielder would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the men up front.
Jack Grealish and Bertrand Traore are expected to take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing respectively.
Ollie Watkins will lead the line for the visitors against Tottenham Hotspur. The ex-championship striker will be hoping to make the most of his chances when he faces off against the Spurs defence that has kept two clean sheets in their last five matches across all competitions.