STATS: Six key areas in which Tottenham are outperforming Villa

We analyse the starts that Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur have made ahead of their Premier League match this weekend.

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Sunday's match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur already looks like a game which may be decisive in which way the two club's seasons go. 

Villa and Spurs are two of the most out-of-form sides in the top-flight, with both going into the match very low on confidence. 

It has been a worrying start to the campaign, leaving both teams well short of expectations of where they wanted to be right now.

Villa have lost their last five games, conceding 13 goals in the process without hitting the back of the net once, while Tottenham have won just one of their last six league games. 

It means that Sunday's match is set to be a tense affair, with both sides coming under increasing pressure, but the stats suggest that Spurs have a better chance of getting their season back on track than Villa do.

Mauricio Pochettino's team may need to improve, but they are still outperforming Villa in every area.

  GoalsGoals againstShotsShots againstPasses per gamePassing AccuracyTacklesInterception
Tottenham 11 13 110 112 489.3 82.3% 191 158
Aston Villa 4 14 77 129 377.2 76.7% 133 119

Spurs are proving to be tighter at the back than their weekend opponents and they are also showing greater attacking threat. 

Pochettino is well-known for his proactive style of defending and that is shown by the difference in the number of interceptions made between the two teams, while Spurs also dominate the tackling stats.

The North London club's passing quality is also evidenced by them making more passes at a greater accuracy than Villa, and unless Paul Lambert's side drastically improve it looks like their winless run may be extended. 

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