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Aston Villa vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

 

Aston Villa vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

Aston Villa vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21 February 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park.

After sharing the spoils with Brighton on the road, Aston Villa will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on Leicester City on Sunday afternoon. 

The Villans have been having their ups and downs in the 2020/21 season, but the fans must be happy with their displays. 

Aston Villa aim to retain their spot in top ten, but the game against Leicester City will be anything but a walk in the park for Jack Grealish and Co.

Hause and Wesley remain sidelined with injuries, while Cash should be fit to face the Foxes. 

Brendan Rodgers’ men, on the other hand, came from behind to crush title-holders Liverpool (3-1) in their last league match, with the team remaining in the Champions League berth. 

Since both Aston Villa and Leicester are likely to go for a win, both teams to score betting option should be considered. All Justin, Fofana, Morgan, Castagne, and Praet are sidelined with injuries.

Aston Villa vs Leicester: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Aston Villa Leicester played so far 22 matches.
Aston Villa won 9 direct matches. Leicester won 8 matches. 5 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.95 goals per Match.

Aston Villa vs Leicester Prediction

Aston Villa in actual season average scored 1.63 goals per match. In 8 (61.54%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (53.85%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Leicester average scored 1.76 goals per match in season 2021. In 15 (75.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Smith could finally hand a first Villa start to Morgan Sanson after his switch from Marseille in January.

While the Frenchman could replace Ross Barkley, Ahmed Elmohamady is in line to come in for the injured Matty Cash at right-back.

Ricardo Pereira will return to the Leicester starting lineup after being rested for the trip to the Czech Republic.

Whether the full-back features on the right or left will depend on the fitness of Timothy Castagne, who also missed out earlier this week.

Ayoze Perez has recently joined Fofana, Justin and Dennis Praet on the sidelines with a knee problem.

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Sanson, Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Watkins, Grealish

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy


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