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Leicester City vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

Leicester City vs Aston Villa odds and betting statistics



Leicester City vs Aston Villa match preview

After four years and 204 matches in charge, Brendan Rodgers’ time as Leicester City manager is now over.

On Saturday, despite taking the lead through Ricardo Pereira, the Foxes were beaten 2-1 at Selhurst Park by Crystal Palace.

This means Leicester have taken just eight points from 13 matches since the World Cup, the fewest of any team in the division.

As a result, they’ve sunk down to 19th in the table and are in genuine danger of relegation.

With no permanent successor in place, can Leicester claim a vital victory here, one that would see them leap out of the bottom three?

In contrast, Aston Villa will make the 42 mile journey across the Midlands full of confidence following a memorable victory at the weekend.

This lifted Unai Emery’s team up to ninth place, having accumulated 13 points from the last 15 available.

Depending on other results, a win here could see Villa end the night in sixth place, as they target their longest Premier League unbeaten streak since October 2011.

Villa have won just one of six visits to the King Power since Leicester’s promotion in 2014, but will be confident of improving that ratio here.

Leicester City team news

Given that Brendan Rodgers is gone, Leicester’s XI is hard to predict, as Mike Stowell may look to mix things up.

This could see Danny Ward return in goal in place of Daniel Iversen.

Fit again Victor Kristiansen will continue at left-back having impressed since arriving in January.

Patson Daka led the line at Selhurst Park, but Kelechi Ịheanachọ could return here, given that he’s scored he’s scored seven times against Villa in his career, the most against any single opponent.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ward; Ricardo, Faes, Souttar, Kristiansen; Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison; Tetê, Barnes, Ịheanachọ.

Aston Villa team news

For Unai Emery, there’s very little reason to change anything.

Ashley Young soldiered to the end at Stamford Bridge but, if he’s sustained a knock, Matty Cash could come in.

Calum Chambers came on at half time in place of Boubacar Kamara, with the former Arsenal man impressing.

Leon Bailey could return in attack, alongside Ollie Watkins who has scored in all five Premier League away games since New Year’s Day.

Predicted XI (4-4-2): Martínez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Moreno; Douglas Luiz, Kamara, McGinn, Ramsey; Bailey, Watkins.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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