Tottenham Hotspur's domestic form this season has been inconsistent at best.
The Spurs started the 2014-15 campaign so well - with a triumph over West Ham United preceding a 4-0 rout over Queens Park Rangers and a 5-1 aggregate thumping over AEL Limassol - however, since then, Tottenham have stuttered.
Spurs lost heavily to Liverpool, were edged by West Bromwich Albion at home, battered by Manchester City away and were even troubled by Newcastle United last weekend, who trumped the North Londoners by a 2-1 score.
"I look at Spurs and think it is easy to upset them and stop them from playing," he said.
"But they are up against a Villa side who have lost five in a row and haven't scored in any of those games - and I don't really feel I can pick either of these teams to win a game at the moment."
League Cup goalscorer Harry Kane could be in contention for starting the match at Villa Park.