Aston Villa vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting Tips

16:30, Dec 05 2021
Aston Villa vs Leicester City predictions for Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Villa Park. Villa look to bounce back after their first defeat under new boss Steven Gerrard. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Aston Villa vs Leicester City key stats

  • Aston Villa are the worst first half team in the league. They’ve only been winning twice at half-time in 14 matches, scoring only four goals and conceding 12.
  • Aston Villa matches average exactly three goals per game, with over 2.5 goals occurring 64% of the time.
  • Leicester City matches average 3.36 goals per game, with over 2.5 goals occurring 71% of the time.
  • Only four teams have scored more than Leicester’s 11 away league goals this season.

Back to the drawing board for Villa

Steven Gerrard experienced his first loss in charge of Villa, though it isn’t exactly a shock that this came at the hands of Manchester City.

City did all their scoring in the first half winning the match 2-1. However, Villa should be encouraged that they held City scoreless in the second half and also won the second half.

Villa face another tough test this time at home to Leicester City currently in eighth place after an indifferent start to the league.

Main man Maddison

Leicester have collected four points from a possible six in their last two matches. While also winning in the Europa League just over a week ago.

This run of form has coincided with James Maddison’s return from injury. Since returning, Maddison has contributed two goals and two assists in the Premier League as well as scoring and assisting in the Europa League versus Legia Warsaw.

Maddison’s return appears to have come just at the right time to spark a top four challenge with the likes of West Ham on the slide.

Aston Villa vs Leicester City predictions

We believe given the high amount of goals conceded by these two sides that there will be goals in this one. Since Maddison’s return Leicester can’t stop scoring, Aston Villa have also scored a respectable 12 home league goals in their seven matches.

We predict that over 2.5 goals will come in. Leicester have scored a good amount of away goals and in general are a side who have balanced scoring in the first and second half. Due to this we predict that Leicester will score in both halves.

Aston Villa vs Leicester City team news

Aston Villa team news

Danny Ings is a doubt after he picked up a thigh injury and missed the game against Manchester City.

Leicester City team news

Wesley Fofana and James Justin remain long term absentees, Ricardo Pereira also misses out.

Youri Tielemans’ calf injury is improving, and he could be in line to make a return to the matchday squad.

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