Tottenham have a knack for coming from behind, which was again required in their return to Premier League action.
Antonio Conte’s team have been starting matches slowly, and they will be tested by Aston Villa in north London on Sunday.
The Villains gave Liverpool a good game at Villa Park last time out, competing hard and creating more than enough chances to take something from the match.
While the fixture ended in defeat, Emery’s side have confidence in reserve for their trip to north London.
Half Time: Aston Villa
Tottenham have been trailing at half time in their last five league matches.
This is clearly more than a mid-season quirk. Spurs are starting matches poorly, too often passive and frequently sloppy in defence even against less talented opponents.
Maybe playing at home for the first time since the World Cup helps to address that. Villa are playing without fear, though, and have shown they will go for it despite being underdogs.
They can take advantage of a subpar start from the hosts.
Both Teams To Score: Yes
If Villa are to take a lead into half-time, they are obviously worth backing to score at least once.
Tottenham have not failed to score at home this term across all competitions. Both teams to score has landed in seven of their last eight fixtures in all competitions.
While Villa have been shutout four times on the road in 2022-23, they are a different side under Emery to the uninspiring performances of the Steven Gerrard era.
Total Cards: Over 4.5
John Brooks has been selected as the lead official for this match, and Brooks is generally a good referee to back the cards over with.
After showing 5.25 cards per fixture in a small Premier League sample last term, Brooks has again averaged over four per match.
Only Manchester United have been shown more cards than Villa, and Spurs have plenty of booking candidates.
All odds are subject to change
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