Aston Villa vs Leicester City: prediction for the EPL fixture
Aston Villa had little success in the League Cup: they lost to Chelsea in the very first game. Villa gave a solid performance, but the Blues had more luck in a penalty shootout. In the Premier League, the Lions are 13th in the standings with 16 points from five victories and a draw.
In the last three games, Steven Gerrard's men recorded two victories over Brighton (2:0) and Crystal Palace (2:1), and then lost to Manchester City (1:2).
Traore, Targett, Bailey, and Ings have been sidelined with injuries.
Leicester City kicked off the season with a victory in the Community Shield match. They also had a good start to their Europa League campaign. On matchday 5, Leicester beat Legia (3:1), and the Foxes are now top of Group C with 8 points in the asset.
After 14 rounds of the Premier League, Leicester are 10th in the log with 19 points from 5 wins and 4 draws. In the last 2 matches, the Foxes defeated Watford (4:2) and shared points with Southampton (2:2).
Tielemans, Ricardo, Justin, and Fofana are injured and won't be able to help their team against Aston Villa.
The visitors won 2 of the last 3 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of the hosts.
In 4 of Aston Villa's last 6 games, goals were scored in both halves.
The two sides are of approximately equal strength, and both are very motivated to win this game. We think that Aston Villa have a slight edge here, as Leicester have looked poor of late and have too many injuries among their key players.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) to Aston Villa
Prediction: Handicap (0) to Aston Villa
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We expect both sides to act very carefully on the defensive, so we probably won't see more than 2 goals in this fixture.
Second bet - total under 2.5 goals