Premier League — 02 March 2013

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-BoasThe weekend’s Premier League programme continues on Sunday and Monday.

On Sunday Tottenham host Arsenal at White Hart Lane and on Monday champions Manchester City visit Villa Park to face struggling Aston Villa.

Tottenham are looking to move seven points clear of their north London rivals in Sundays clash.

Andre Villas-Boas’ side will again be looking for star player Gareth Bale to inspire his side to victory. The Welshman scored a brace in his clubs 3-2 victory at West Ham in Spurs last game.

Spurs are looking to consolidate their position in the top four of the Premier League, but Arsenal are desperate to catch their local rivals. The Gunners defeated Aston Villa 2-1 in their last Premier League outing.

The win moved Arsene Wenger’s side a bit closer to their north London rivals. However, they have been inconsistent so far this season. Arsenal are likely to head into this clash as underdogs, but have a habit of gaining big results.

Champions Manchester City could kick-off their game at Aston Villa 15 points behind arch-rivals Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title. City boss Roberto Mancini has come under major pressure in recent weeks.

The Italian will be hoping that his side can win their remaining top flight games. The champions will need a victory to have any chance of retaining their top flight status.

The home side could kick-off the game second from bottom in the Premier League if things don’t go their way in Saturday’s games. Villa have won just once in their last five games, but that victory came in their last home game against West Ham.

A victory against the reigning champions would raise morale, but City look determined to improve their recent patchy form.

Can Aston Villa secure three maximum points against the odds against Manchester City?


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