Villa won't be a pushover - nor, complimentry flags to one side, will the home crowd.
I question the sanity tying the '125 product' to a specific game. I understand that this match doesn't even accurately represent a historic date.
Of course, when this whole mardi gras was being concocted the certain members of the Spurs Board had no plans to fly to Spain and Daniel Levy would have probably had to ask Martin Jol himself if he had Jose Mourinho's mobile number. Perhaps Villa at home looked like a potntial walk in the park back then.
How times change.
Aston Villa sit 10th. They've beaten three teams at home including Chelsea, but as yet, no one away.
Spurs are well capable of beating this lot, but it's the same old story. Tottenham will need to do more than come out fighting for the first 30 minutes and then fade.
Villa are capable enough defensively and with Young and Agbonlahor they will score against those, ahem, not so capable.
I would love to see a scorcher of a game with Spurs winning 3-0 or 3-1, but I think a nervy 1-0 is more likely. You can 11/2 on that. Bump the value with adding it'll be Berbatov to make his mark?
Tottenham need to win this in order to restore some of the feel good factor that has been slowly evaporating since Levy was forced into giving his 'full backing' to Jol the first time this season.
Come On You Spurs, let's see you play some thrilling, intelligent football!