The Championship is super-exciting this season, which is why we’ve decided to make a few betting tips for this competition. Here’s one about the match that’s gonna take place at the Villa Park in Birmingham on Sunday afternoon. Of course, the game in question is the duel between Aston Villa and Leeds. So, who’s gonna win it? Read this Aston Villa vs Leeds prediction to find out!
Last season, Aston Villa were only a step away from getting to the Premier League. But, they lost in the final of the playoffs to Fulham. This season, they’re looking for a new chance to get promoted, but that won’t be easy as there are many other teams in the league that have the same plan.
The Villans are currently at the 8th place, but they want to finish the season at one of the top 6 places, thus getting a chance to get promoted. Right now, they’re trailing Middlesbrough by 3 points, the team that’s at the 6th position.
Obviously, Aston Villa want to move upwards on the table as soon as possible, preferably even before the end of the year. But, that won’t be easy, because their schedule is pretty tough. And the toughest match till the New Year is the one they play this weekend. Aston Villa will play against the table leaders, Leeds United.
The good news for their fans is that Aston Villa players are playing very well lately, particularly when it comes to attacking. In fact, they’ve scored at least two goals in every single match since October. Furthermore, they’re without a defeat for nearly two months.
And on top of everything, their home form has been pretty impressive. They won 5 of 11 home matches this season and 3 of those wins happened in the previous 5 rounds. All of this means that they have every right to hope for a good result on Sunday. Of course, it’s not only up to them; Leeds will have their saying as well.
Last season, Leeds finished somewhere in the middle of the table, but this time, their ambitions are much higher. They’re currently at the top of the table and they plan to stay there until the end of the season.
The man responsible for the impressive performances of Leeds is their manager, Marcelo Bielsa. This is a guy who used to be in charge of such A-list team as Athletic Bilbao, Olympic Marseille, and Lille. He also managed the national team of of Chile and Argentina in the past. With such an impressive portfolio, it’s a bit strange that he ended up in the Championship.
It’s now obvious that Bielsa has no intention of staying in the second tier. But, rather than moving to a Premier League team, his plan is to take Leeds with him to the top English flight. And he is serious about this. In fact, Bielsa is famous for being a workaholic who creates an elaborate plan for every single match. You can be sure he and his boys will be ready to face Aston Villa.
Aston Villa absentees:
- Henri Lansbury (injury)
- Jack Grealish (doubtful)
- Birkir Bjarnason (doubtful)
- Albert Adomah (doubtful)
- Neil Taylor (doubtful)
Nyland – Chester, Tuanzebe, Elmohamady, Hutton – Whelan, McGinn, Hourihane, El-Ghazi, Bolasie – Abraham
Peacock-Farre – Jansson, Philips, Shackleton, Douglas – Forshaw, Baker, Klich, Hernandez, Alioski – Roofe
Aston Villa vs Leeds Prediction
In the words of Alexander the Great ‘I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion’. And if there’s a team that’s led by a lion, it’s Leeds United. I’m confident Marcelo Bielsa will come up with a tactic that will get his team at least a point on Sunday.
Aston Villa vs Leeds Betting Tips
- Double Chance X2 @1.60 (1XBet)