Aston Villa vs Leicester City prediction comes before the 16th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Sunday, December 8, at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. In this match preview, we bring you betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Aston Villa vs Leicester City Betting Tips
The Foxes are flying very high right now. The former Premier League champion is now in second place, with eight points behind Liverpool. Although it seems it’s almost impossible to catch up with the Reds, Leicester City definitely have a good chance to stay near the Premier League table summit until the end of the season.
Although plenty of games are left to be played until then, Leicester City do look capable of doing a really good job. This is one very strong squad, with an experienced manager. They seem strong both up in the front and at the back, which their score difference clearly proves. So far, the Foxes have scored 35 goals while allowing only nine.
Only Liverpool and Manchester City have scored more goals, but Leicester City are the team with the least number of goals conceded. Speaking of their defense, Leicester City have allowed only one goal in their previous six Premier League matches. And this season, they still haven’t allowed more than one goal per game. Actually, the last time such a thing happened was back in April, when they played 2:2 with West Ham.
Aston Villa, on the other hand, haven’t been that impressive at the back. Actually, with 24 goals allowed, the Villans are among the teams with the weakest defense. Still, similarly to Leicester, Aston Villa also tend not to allow too many goals per game.
Their biggest problem is that they’re not very good when playing against big sides. Aston Villa is not what you may call a giant-slayer. This team has already lost to Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Tottenham. They did, however, manage to get a draw against Manchester United at the Old Trafford.
This time, they’re playing at home, where they’re going to have a lot of support from their fans. And that could help them push forward. The trouble is that Leicester are just incredible when it comes to defending, so scoring against them would be a real achievement. Aston Villa don’t look capable of achieving such a feat.
Our Aston Villa vs Leicester prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
Aston Villa vs Leicester correct score prediction: 0:1
Aston Villa Form and Latest News
Considering that they are a recently-promoted team that got to the Premier League after winning the playoff, no one can say they’re underperforming. Ahead of round 16, they are in the 15th place, which is above the relegation zone. That’s where they want to stay and to achieve that, they need to win points against their rivals from the same part of the table. Leicester do not belong to that group. And that’s why Aston Villa won’t get too upset if they end up losing on Sunday.
Leicester City Form and Latest News
They’re in a perfect form and they need to keep it going for as long as possible. This team has won their previous eight games in all competitions and by looking at their fixture list, they look capable of prolonging the winning form for a few more rounds. After the match with Aston Villa, they play Norwich and Everton, before traveling to Etihad to face Man City.
Aston Villa vs Leicester City Predicted Lineups
Aston Villa predicted lineup: Heaton – Mings, Engels, Taylor, Targett – Hourihane, Grealish, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Trezeguet – Wesley
Leicester City predicted lineup: Schmeichel – Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Chilwell – Ndidi, Tielemans, Barnes, Perez, Albrighton – Vardy
Other Aston Villa vs Leicester City betting tips:
Leicester City @1.75
Leicester City to win to nil @3.50
HT-FT X-2 @5.00