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Will Smith Make Any Changes? | 3-5-2 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Aston Villa will take on Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they look to come away with a positive result from the English capital. The Villans managed to grind out an impressive 1-0 victory away at Manchester United last weekend which will give them a lot of confidence ahead of this game.

Dean Smith could be inclined to set his team up in a 3-5-2 formation and might keep changes to a minimum for this match. The West Midlands club are expected to be unchanged for this upcoming Premier League clash on the road.

3-5-2 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup To Face Tottenham Hotspur

Defence

Emiliano Martinez will play in between the sticks for Dean Smith’s team after he secured an impressive clean sheet against the Red Devils last weekend. Ezri Konsa, Kortney Hause and Tyrone Mings will make Villa’s back three as they try their best to restrict the Tottenham attackers from scoring during the game.

Midfield

Douglas Luiz will once again operate as Villa’s primary holding midfielder while both Jacob Ramsey and John McGinn hope to give a good account of themselves in the opposition half. Matt Targett will fill in as a left-sided wing-back while Matty Cash focuses on putting in a good show on the right flank. Both of them will be instructed to pick and choose their moments to join in on the attack so that they do not leave enough space in behind them out on the wide positions.

Ashley Young and Marvelous Nakamba will be available for selection on Smith’s bench as they await their chance to shine in the second 45 minutes if needed.

Attack

Ollie Watkins will resume his offensive partnership with Danny Ings in the attacking end of the field. The two Villa strikers would look to link up and cause a lot of problems for the opposition during the game.

Emiliano Buendia and Bertrand Traore will be named on the bench as they wait for his chance to shine in the second half if required.

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