Aston Villa will welcome Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on Saturday evening as they look to collect all three points at home. The Villans have suffered three defeats in a row in the Premier League, so they will be low on confidence ahead of this weekend’s clash versus Spurs.
Steven Gerrard will probably set his team up in a 4-3-2-1 formation and could be inclined to make a couple of changes to his first team for this game. Both Douglas Luiz and Emiliano Buendia are expected to play from the start while Leon Bailey and Morgan Sanson drop to the bench.
4-3-2-1 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup To Face Tottenham Hotspur
Emiliano Martinez will function in between the sticks for the Villans after conceding two goals against Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday. Tyrone Mings will operate alongside Ezri Konsa at the centre of Aston Villa’s backline as they try to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.
Matty Cash will resume his duties at right-back. Lucas Digne is a major doubt for this game as he is still recovering from his illness. The Frenchman should start at left-back while Ashley Young offers cover for him on the bench.
Gerrard could name a midfield comprised of Jacob Ramsey, Douglas Luiz and John McGinn as they look to collectively produce a good performance at the centre of the park.
Philippe Coutinho and Emiliano Buendia will get the license to operate as the free-flowing attacking midfielders in the Tottenham half.
Carney Chukwuemeka and Leon Bailey will be named on the bench as they await their chance to shine in the final quarter of the game if needed.
Ollie Watkins will get the responsibility to lead the line for the West Midlands outfit up top. The English striker got his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot last weekend, so he will be eager to put in another influential display on Saturday evening.
Danny Ings could be available for a spot on the bench this weekend and might come on to make an impact in the latter stages if the Villans are in need of a goal by then.