Saturday, February 4, 2023

Prediction: Aston Villa vs Leeds United

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 11/1

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Aston Villa and Leeds United will face each other in the Premier League this week. The match between the Villans and the West Yorkshire club will take place at Villa Park and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Friday.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa were in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season under then manager Steven Gerrard, but thing have taken a turn for the better even since Unai Emery replaced the Liverpool legend as the man at the helm. Under the former Paris Saint-Germain manager, there is even talk of Villa getting into Europe.

Villa are 11th in the Premier League table at the moment with 22 points from 18 matches. The Villans are as many as seven points above the relegation zone and six points off the European places. If they make a push in the second half of the season, then they could end up in the UEFA Europa Conference League or the UEFA Europa League places in the Premier League table.

Emery’s side will head into the match against Leeds on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Stevenage at Villa Park in the third round of the FA Cup. It followed a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park in the Premier League and came after a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur away from home at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium  in the league.

Team News:

Scotland international midfielder John McGinn will miss the match due to a hamstring injury. Defender Diego Carlos is on the sidelines, as he is recovering from ruptured Achilles tendon. Leander Dendoncker is suspended after picking up a red card against Stevenage, while Matty Cash and Ludwig Augustinsson are injury doubts.

Leeds United

Leeds United are one of the biggest clubs of England, but the West Yorkshire club do tend to fight for survival in the top flight of English football. Under manager Jesse Marsch, the Whites narrowly escaped the drop to the second tier of English football last season, and they are fighting for their Premier League status this time around as well.

The Whites are as low as 14th in the Premier League table at the moment with 17 points from 17 matches. Leeds are only two points above the relegation, and there is no doubt that they are among the teams who could genuinely go down.

Leeds will head Into the match against Villa at Villa Park in the Premier League on Friday evening on the back of a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City away from home at the Cardiff City Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup. It came after a 2-2 draw with West Ham United at Elland Road in the Premier League and followed a goalless draw with Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park in the league.

Team News:

Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Robin Koch, Marc Roca, Tyler Adams and Rodrigo all should be back in the Leeds United starting lineup. Wilfried Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville could keep their spots in the starting lineup. Luis Sinisterra, Adam Forshaw, Archie Gray and Stuart Dallas are injured.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Aston Villa have scored 20 goals in 18 Premier League matches.
  • Leeds United have conceded 31 goals in 17 Premier League matches.
  • Aston Villa have conceded 26 goals in 18 Premier League games.
  • Leeds United have scored 25 goals in 17 Premier League games.
  • Rodrigo Moreno has scored 10 goals in 16 Premier League matches for Leeds United.

Conclusion

There is a very good chance that the match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park in the Premier League on Friday evening will end in a draw. While the Villans are at home, Leeds will be determined to pick up all three points from the encounter and increase the gap between them and the relegation zone. The two sides will go at each other, and it is very likely that they will play out an entertaining scored draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 11/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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