3. Tottenham are too good at home, especially with 10,000 raucous fans in attendance
Tottenham boast the league’s second best home record, a considerable achievement in an otherwise rocky season.
Spurs have won three straight since Ryan Mason took over. Their only loss in the last seven was against Manchester United, but that’s not the only thing Spurs have going for them. The club will welcome with open arms 10,000 boisterous supporters into Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which can only galvanize a team starving for a return to the days of yesteryear.
The bonus of supporters sining Spurs on can also go the other way, putting undo pressure on the home side to perform. But I cannot see that happening this evening, especially against an Aston Villa side with nothing to play for. Tottenham still need to secure their place in next season’s Europa League. A visit to Leicester awaits on the final day of the season, so Tottenham must put in a convincing performance in advance of that daunting test.
This is a match calling out for a rash of Tottenham goals, hopefully allowing Harry Kane to pull ahead in the race for the Golden Boot.