Leicester vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Steven Gerrard to guide Villa to a win against Leicester City
Aston Villa to host Leicester City in the Premier League at Villa Park on Sunday.
Despite impressing, Gerrard suffered his first defeat as his side fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. Leicester played a 2-2 draw with Southampton in the last match.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Leicester vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Betting Tips and Ideas
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Villa had struggled under the guidance of Dean Smith this season but has recovered to some extent under Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard’s arrival has done wonders for the club as he has brought a new kind of vision for the players. His pressing and attacking approach is already the talk of the town and as the season progresses we might see a lot of teams facing difficulties against the Villans.
Against Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace, they have shown their quality as they didn’t leak any goals. They also took some positives in their defeat to Manchester City and will try to implement it in the next matches.
They are currently in 13th place with 16 points and are six points adrift of the relegation zone. Eight losses in the first 14 matches have done a lot of damage and they need to ensure they do not engage in the survival battle in near future.
Leicester’s inconsistency has been a major concern for them as they have failed to back up their previous season’s performance in this campaign.
Leicester have managed to stabilise things as they are on a three match unbeaten run in all competitions. Their Europa League journey might be the reason for their downfall but they need to take inspiration from their failure this season.
The Foxes displayed their intent in the last match as they came from behind twice in the last match as James Maddison’s goal secured a valuable point for them.
Top four is still within reach as they are just five points adrift of West Ham United who are in fourth place.
Villa struggled in the first half against City as Pep Guardiola’s side dominated possessions as both Rodri and Fernandinho thwarted all the Villa attacks in the midway itself.
But in the second half Villa produced some breathtaking football as they started to breach the relentless City press with their own brand of football. They reduced the deficit just after the break and continued to push the throttle for the equaliser. But City defence stood tall as they managed to hold on to the pressure.
Their impressive display in the second half will help them in the upcoming matches. Gerrard has confirmed that Leon Bailey will be on the sidelines for a number of weeks for a muscular injury while Danny Ings might be fit in time to face the Foxes.
Ashley Young should make a start in this match. For Leicester, both Youri Tielemans and James Justin are recovering but this match could prove to be too soon for them.
Villa have lost their last two home games against the Foxes and Brendan Rodgers would be determined to make it three in three.
Leicester have conceded in their last 14 Premier League away games and therefore their defence needs to be tightened. Since 2019 Villa have lost 14 games on Sunday while Leicester have won 17 matches on this particular day.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Leicester defeated Watford and Legia Warsaw in the Europa League and played a 2-2 draw against Southampton.
Villa won against Brighton and Palace but lost to Manchester City in the last game.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Kasper Schmeichel; Luke Thomas, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Thomas Castagne; Wilfried Ndidi, Boubakary Soumare; Ademola Lookman, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy
Emiliano Martinez; Matt Targett, Tyron Mings, Ezri Konsa, Matty Cash; Marvelous Nakamba, Douglas Luiz; Ashley Young, Emiliano Buendia, John McGinn; Ollie Watkins
Leicester vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
both the teams have played 104 matches with each other. Villa have claimed 35 wins while the Foxes have won on 44 occasions. 25 matches have been drawn.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
As per the latest betting odds Aston Villa will emerge as the winner against Leicester City.
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