Kick-off: 2000, 09/03/2020
Stadium: King Power Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Leicester enjoyed a welcome boost in the FA Cup in midweek and can now cement third place in the Premier League by seeing off Aston Villa.
The Foxes lost out to Dean Smith’s side in the EFL Cup semi-finals, but prevailed 4-1 when they met at Villa Park in this competition three months ago.
We’re snapping up 4/5 for City to oblige and over 2.5 goals in the game again for our initial Leicester vs Aston Villa prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester have gone four league fixtures without a win, but only a defeat at Norwich would be classed as disappointing during that stretch.
The Foxes claimed decent draws against Chelsea and Wolves, before just going down narrowly in a hard-fought contest with Manchester City.
Wednesday’s 1-0 triumph over Birmingham sent them through to the FA Cup quarter-finals and should have lifted spirits.
Brendan Rodgers beamed: “It was important for us to get back to our game.
“Every team has a blip and every team has a little wobble at some point in the season where the results go a little bit.
“But these players have been absolutely incredible over the course of the season and since I’ve been here.
“Their honesty will get them back to that level, but I thought that was more like us. I’m delighted for the guys.”
Leicester will hope to carry that momentum into this match, especially as Villa have been notoriously slow starters in the league of late.
Looking at the Leicester vs Aston Villa odds, we like Evens for the Foxes to be in front at half-time and full-time.
Last Leicester EPL line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Maddison, Barnes, Choudhury, Praet, Iheanacho, Perez.
A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds
Villa are coming off a 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final, with that brave effort earning us a trio of successful selections, including a 9/1 correct score pay-out.
However, their thoughts quickly turned to a Premier League survival battle, with the midlands outfit lying second from bottom after several rivals picked up points over the weekend.
“The game is finished already,” said Wembley goalscorer Mbwana Samatta immediately after that match. “It’s the past, we didn’t win the cup. Now we’re focusing on the next game.
“We saw the other results but we only focus on our games. We have to focus on getting as many points as possible.
“Everyone is confident and everybody has positive energy. I’m sure we’ll stay up. We will work on it.
“The character is there and everybody is believing. There is just something missing but we are going to have it.”
Villa have suffered three straight league defeats, though, and no top-flight team has lost more times on the road.
On the plus side, Smith’s men have only drawn a blank up front twice in 15 outings in all competitions.
However, they have the division’s worst defensive record, so 17/10 for a home win and both teams to score is added to our Leicester vs Aston Villa betting tips.
For those seeking a bigger price, let’s go with 3-1 for the correct score at 19/2.
Last Villa EPL line-up: Reina, Konsa, Targett, Guilbert, Hause, Mings, Douglas Luiz, Grealish, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Samatta.
LEICESTER 1-0 Birmingham – Ricardo Pereira
ASTON VILLA 1-2 Man City – Mbwana Samatta
Head-to-head: Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-1 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 1-4 Leicester
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