Leicester vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

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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

Predicted Leicester XI vs Aston Villa

Predicted Leicester XI vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa predicted line-up vs Leicester

Predicted Aston Villa XI vs Leicester

Predicted Aston Villa XI vs Leicester

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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2Manchester City35233991345772
3Chelsea FC351861163491460
4Leicester City34178964323259
5Manchester United341610859332658
6Wolverhampton Wanderers351413848371155
7Sheffield United35141293833554
8Arsenal FC34121485042850
9Burnley FC35148133947-850
10Tottenham Hotspur341310115244849
11Everton FC35129144152-1145
12Southampton FC34135164356-1344
13Newcastle United351110143652-1643
14Crystal Palace35119153045-1542
15Brighton & Hove Albion35812153652-1636
16West Ham United3597194459-1534
17Watford FC35810173354-2134
18Aston Villa3586213865-2730
19AFC Bournemouth3477203259-2728
20Norwich City3556242667-4121
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Leicester vs Aston Villa betting tips FAQs

What time does Leicester vs Aston Villa kick off?
20:00 UK time. Monday March 9, 2020.
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Leicester vs Aston Villa?
Leicester 3 - Aston Villa 1.
Who are the bookies favourites to win Leicester vs Aston Villa?
Leicester are 4/11 favourites to win this match. Aston Villa can be backed at 7/1. The draw is 17/4. Odds via Bet365. Odds correct at the time of publishing.
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