Tottenham’s march in the right direction sees them travel to Aston Villa on Sunday and surely any result other than a win will be a disappointment.
The chance to put pressure on the top four is there and according to the pairs head to head stats, there is plenty of reason to expect Jose Mourinho to be wearing a smile come the full-time whistle.
Head to head
Look away now Villa fans as this will not make for pleasant reading.
The Villans have only won one of the last eighteen meetings between the two. That victory came in April 2015 on Tottenham’s home soil with Christian Benteke nabbing the only goal of the game.
Since then, Spurs have won all four encounters including winning 2-0 on their last trip to Villa Park in March 2016.
In fact, to please Lilywhite fans even more, you have to go all the way back to January 2008 for the last time Dean Smith’s men registered a win against Tottenham on home soil.
In the pair’s entire history, Villa has claimed 56 wins over Spurs whilst Tottenham has won 73 times with a total of 35 draws across all competitions.
Prior to Villa’s defeat to Bournemouth, the club had won two and drawn. One of those wins was against Leicester in the semi-final of the league Cup though.
With a total of 14 defeats to their name this season, the Villans sit just one-point above the drop zone and in serious relegation trouble.
Mourinho appears to have steadied the White Hart Lane ship since arriving last year. A six-game unbeaten run in all competitions is proof that including the superb win over Manchester City.
However, three of those six were FA Cup games with Spurs heading into this one with one draw and two Premier League victories to their name.
According to the head to heads and recent form, Tottenham should get the job done on Sunday and see no reason why you wouldn’t back the Lilywhites for the three-points.