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Leicester vs Aston Villa prediction: Leicester 3-1 Aston Villa
Leicester will view this match as a great opportunity to get their Premier League campaign back on track. The Foxes haven’t scored in any of their last three Premier League matches and have one win in their last seven in the competition.
The Foxes’ incredible first half of the season means they are still in a great position to qualify for Europe next season – but they may start to worry if they drop points again on Monday night.
Aston Villa’s spirited performance in last week’s Carabao Cup final will spur them on to go for the win.
Leicester vs Aston Villa: Who will win?
Aston Villa are aiming to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions. Leicester are 4/11 favourites to win the match while Aston Villa are 7/1 to win. The draw is priced at 17/4.
The Villains have been losing at both half time and full time in their last four matches in all competitions. Bet on Leicester to win at half time and full time at 21/20.
Kelechi Iheanacho has already scored against Aston Villa in three separate matches this season.
He has six goals in his last four appearances against the Villains, making them one of his favourite opponents. Iheanacho is 10/3 to open the scoring and 4/5 to score anytime.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Premier League match preview
Leicester host relegation-threatened Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium on Monday night.
Aston Villa lost 2-1 in the Carabao Cup final last Sunday. Mbwana Samatta capitalised on some sloppy defending to give Villa a glimmer of hope going into half-time but Dean Smith’s side were unable to find the equaliser.
Villa find themselves 19th in the table but only two away from safety. Their day at Wembley means they have two games in hand over the sides around them. A win could lift them up to 16th.
They have lost three in a row in the Premier League, however. Their last league match ended in a 2-0 away defeat at Southampton.
Villa have picked up just eight points on the road this season, the second-worst away record in the league. Only Newcastle have conceded more away goals than Villa’s 28.
Leicester progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Wednesday night with a narrow 1-0 home win over Championship side Birmingham City. Ricardo Pereira scored late on to prevent the game going to extra time. The victory was Leicester’s first win in six matches in all competitions. Brendan Rodgers’ side will host Chelsea in the next round.
Last time out in the league, Leicester suffered a shock 1-0 defeat away at Norwich. Leicester still have the third-best home record in the division, with eight wins and three draws from 14 matches at the King Power.
The two sides have met 21 times in the Premier League. Villa have only won on four of those occasions and only once away from home.
Leicester were 4-1 winners in the reverse fixture at Villa Park in December. Jamie Vardy (2), Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans all scored for the visitors while Jack Grealish scored a consolation for Villa.
Leicester team news vs Aston Villa
Jamie Vardy is closing in on a return to action but may only be fit enough for a spot on the bench, so Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to keep his place in attack.
Ben Chilwell could miss out after picking up a hamstring injury. Christian Fuchs could start at left-back.
Nampalys Mendy remains sidelined with a knee injury, while Daniel Amartey is a long-term absentee with an ankle injury.
Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez all started on the bench in midweek and will be hoping to return to the starting eleven.
Marc Albrighton started his career at Aston Villa but is unlikely to start against his former club.
Aston Villa team news vs Leicester
Dean Smith should revert to his usual back four formation following last week’s defeat at Wembley.
Villa fans will be relieved to hear that Jack Grealish was only suffering from cramp against Manchester City and will be fit to start here.
Monday night may come too soon for John McGinn, who is stepping up his recovery from an ankle injury.
Wesley and goalkeeper Tom Heaton remain sidelined with anterior cruciate ligament injuries
Danny Drinkwater could face his former club. Drinkwater was an instrumental midfielder in Leicester’s 2016 title-winning campaign.
Leicester predicted line-up vs Aston Villa
Aston Villa predicted line-up vs Leicester
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