Boxing Day Premier League: Aston Villa v Tottenham
Sky Sports 1 5.30pm
Paul Lambert’s Villa side are currently five league games unbeaten, and the youngest side in the division were as entertaining as David Hasselhoff in panto in their 3-1 dismantling of Liverpool last weekend. Things seem to have finally clicked up front, with Christian Benteke (left) the battering ram providing space and opportunity for the team’s sprinkling of tidy midfielders.
Tottenham, too, are on the up – they’ve won four of their past five in the league and would top the table if not for the number of late goals they’ve conceded. Both sides are most dangerous on the break, which could lead to a cagey affair, but then both will fancy the win. Villa, at the time of writing, lie 14th – some way off the visitors in fourth.
Or, to look at things from Spurs’ point of view: they’re behind you.