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Prediction: Aston Villa vs Leicester

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 4 Dec 2021

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Prediction: Aston Villa win

Best Odds: 29/20

Bookmaker: 888sport

The dust hasn’t even settled on a chaotic set of midweek Premier League fixtures and yet, here we are getting right back to work with another slate of weekend games. England’s top flight is heating up moreso than ever before with the busy winter period now upon us, and we’re intrigued to see how things continue to develop with Super Sunday featuring an interesting showdown between Aston Villa and Leicester City.

Aston Villa

The Steven Gerrard project has gotten off to a bright start, and it’ll be fascinating to see how he tries to build on it during the January transfer window. For now, though, he’s starting to get the best out of a group of players that probably should’ve done more under Dean Smith. They’re living up to the hype they received before a ball was even kicked off and that, more so than anything else, is really exciting for their fanbase.

Team News

Ramsey, Ings and Targett are all viewed as fitness doubts and will be assessed before kick-off. Elsewhere, Trezeguet, Bailey and Traore will all miss out for the hosts.

Leicester

Brendan Rodgers always knew that balancing the Europa League with the Premier League was going to be tough, especially after two seasons of narrowly missing out on a place in the top four. They’re starting to get caught up in it all and while they’re still legitimate contenders for the top six, they may be slowly but surely moving out of this “golden era” they’ve been enjoying across the last five years.

Team News

Jsutin, Maddison and Tielemans are currently considered to be fitness concerns for the trip to Birmingham. Fofana, Pereira and Bertrand are the only other players confirmed to be on the shelf.

Factors to Consider

  • Aston Villa are 13th in the Premier League whereas Leicester are 10th.
  • Aston Villa have won two and lost four of their last six games.
  • Leicester have won two, drawn three and lost one of their last six games.
  • Aston Villa have scored seven goals and conceded 11 in their last six games.
  • Leicester have scored 11 goals and conceded 10 in their last six games.

Conclusion

There seems to be some real momentum behind Villa at the moment, especially when they’re playing at Villa Park. We expect them to be methodical and take their time, keeping Leicester at bay whenever they come forward. It’s going to resemble a clash between two top six sides in places, which is a testament to how good they both are, but eventually it’ll be Aston Villa who notch up another strong 2-0 win.

Prediction: Aston Villa win

Best Odds: 29/20

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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