Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Aston Villa seek a return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon in a Premier League clash with Leicester City.
The Villains have embarked on a promising start under new manager Steven Gerrard. The former Rangers boss has overseen two wins in his first three games in charge. Another victory at Villa Park could see his 13th-placed side climb into the upper half of the Premier League table.
Leicester City, in contrast, have been a bit up and down all season. The Foxes are in unfamiliar territory down in 10th-place, following consecutive top-five finishes in the last two seasons.
Stats and facts for Aston Villa and Leicester in Premier League.
- Aston Villa scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Aston Villa’s last 6 of 8 matches;
- Aston Villa conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Both teams scored in Aston Villa’s last 6 of 8 matches.
- Leicester unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Leicester conceded the last 13 matches in a row;
- Leicester scored the last 14 matches in a row when playing away;
- Leicester conceded the last 14 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Aston Villa v. Leicester
The Villians looking for more
It is difficult to point a finger on recent results for Aston Villa, as they have performed according to their level. Steven Gerrard’s side are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Brighton by 2-0, before downing Crystal Palace by 2-1. The winning streak came to an end against Manchester City, who ran out 2-1 winners.
The Foxes keep target in sight
It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Leicester with performances showing little sign of stability. Brendan Rodgers’ side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment. They ran out 3-1 and 4-2 winners against Legia Warszawa and Watford, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Southampton, who claimed a point in a 2-2 draw.
How do the bookies see it?
It’s a close one here, with not a lot separating Aston Villa and Leicester in terms of odds. A home win is priced at 2.48 with Mr. Green, while Unibet offers odds of 3.15 for the away team to take all three points at Villa Park. A draw pays out at a tempting 3.50 with Mr. Green.
Aston Villa v. Leicester — fixture history
Aston Villa lost 2-1 to Leicester in their most recent Premier League encounter. It served as payback for the 1-0 defeat, the Villans handed out in the reverse match.
Aston Villa have the following 4-1-5 meeting statistics with Leicester. The past 10 matches between these teams have largely been entertaining affairs. With more than two goals coming out 7 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Sunday.
Current table in the Premier League
According to the Premier League table, the difference between these two opponents is currently only 3 points. That means this match will be important for both teams and their position at the league table. Aston Villa have an opportunity to catch up with Leicester who currently sit in 10th on 19 points in this upcoming match on Sunday. However, the latter will surely try to extend the gap in the standings.
Man of the Moment
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Ollie Watkins. He is one of the Aston Villa players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 3 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Leicester.
The visitors will be looking to in-form James Maddison to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. James Maddison netted 3 goals for Leicester in their latest matches.