Who’s decent run of recent form will continue in this Friday night clash?
Aston Villa have taken ten points from five Premier League matches under Unai Emery, memorably recording victories over Manchester United and Tottenham.
In their last league outing, nine days ago, Danny Ings’ equaliser salvaged a draw against Wolves.
However, at the weekend, the Claret and Blue Army were on the wrong end of a massive FA Cup upset, ousted by fourth-tier Stevenage.
The Villans looks set to cruise into round four, taking the lead through Morgan Sanson.
However, in the dying embers, Leander Dendoncker was sent off, only then for the League Two side to score not once but twice, thereby snatching the win.
Thus, the Villa faithful will be demanding a reaction.
Leeds too found overcoming lower-league opposition to be a challenge in the FA Cup last Sunday.
The Whites came from 2-0 down to salvage a replay against Cardiff City, with Sonny Perkins equalising in the 93rd minute.
In league terms, Jesse Marsch’s side are winless in four, drawing their last two against Newcastle and West Ham.
This leaves Leeds 14th, just two points clear of the drop zone, with Villa five points better off.
Leeds games usually guarantee goals, although this was not the case in the reverse fixture in September.
It ended 0-0 at Elland Road, with Luis Sinisterra’s bizarre red card the most noteworthy moment of an otherwise dull affair.
Will there be a winner at Villa Park?
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One man who will not feature is Leander Dendoncker, following his red card against Stevenage.
Of those left out for that cup tie, Emi Martínez, Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara and Ollie Watkins will return.
Jacob Ramsey could start for the first time since before the World Cup following a hamstring injury.
If Leon Bailey, Ramsey, Mings and John McGinn (who’s injured) avoid a booking here, they’ll need to collect six more to be banned, as the bar raises to ten yellows after 19 matches.
Predicted XI (4-4-2): Martínez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; Kamara, Douglas Luiz, Buendía, Ramsey; Bailey, Watkins.
Leeds United team news
Maximilian Wöber made his Leeds debut as a substitute at the Cardiff City Stadium, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can nail down a place in defence.
Players who will return to the XI include goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Marc Roca, Tyler Adams, and their top-scorer.
That is Rodrigo, who bagged his 11th of the season in South Wales, while Wilfried Gnonto netted his first for the club against West Ham.
Rasmus Kristensen and Roca, both on four, will be desperate to avoid a yellow card in this one.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Struijk; Adams, Roca, Aaronson, Gnonto, Summerville; Rodrigo.