Not too many of us would have predicted in August that Aston Villa would be just two points off the top of the Premier League table. 16 games into the season writes ALEX CROOK.
There is no denying they are on an incredible run of form, particularly at home where they have won their last 15 matches, setting a new club record in the process.
Back-to-back wins last week over Manchester City and Arsenal have propelled Unai Emery’s men firmly into the title conversation and they have been slashed to as short as
with starsports.bet to ‘do a Leicester’ and win the championship. Hi Ho Aston Villa is currently belting out everywhere they go …
I think that title talk is a little premature as we haven’t seen how Villa will react when they have a blip yet.
They are also reliant on the likes of Ollie Watkins, Douglas Luiz and John McGinn to stay fit to maintain their brilliant run.
Villa’s next five fixtures:
▪️ 14 Dec Zrinjski Mostar v Villa (Conference League)
▪️ 17 Dec Brentford v Villa (Premier League)
▪️ 22 Dec Villa v Sheffield U (Premier League)
▪️ 26 Dec Man U v Villa (Premier League)
▪️ 30 Dec Villa v Burnley (Premier League)
You can get
with starsports.bet on the Midlanders to finish in the top four, and they have to be taken seriously at least as Champions League contenders.
However, I still prefer Tottenham at
with starsports.bet to win what looks like a race for fourth place in behind Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Even in defeat Ange Postecoglou’s side continued to play well, and with key duo James Maddison and Micky van De Ven to return, I think they are going to be right up there.
The points they put on the board during their brilliant start to the season will also have a big impact in my view.