Tip Leicester - Aston Villa
The preview for this match would have been a bit different before these clubs played their last fixture. Leicester are third in the table, behind second-placed Aston Villa on goal difference. Both had a 100% record in the Premier League but then City lost 3-0 at home to West Ham United and Villa beat Liverpool 7-2. Predicting results at present isn’t easy but our team of experts will do their best to get you some wins. Leicester made a great start to the season with wins over West Bromwich Albion and Burnley, scoring seven goals. Then they went to the Etihad and came away with a 5-2 win over Manchester City. Another win was expected against struggling West Ham but then it all went wrong for them. Jamie Vardy has scored five goals in the Premier League this season, though four came from the penalty spot. Perhaps a bet on a penalty in this game might be worth a small wager.
Aston Villa were in trouble for all of last season and an immediate return to the Championship looked likely. Improved form right at the death saved them from that fate. They have again been busy in the transfer market and have made some excellent signings. None more so than Ollie Watkins from Brentford. He showed what a good purchase he is when hitting a hat-trick against Liverpool. Ross Barkely has arrived on loan from Chelsea and is already working well in midfield alongside Jack Grealish. The signings have seen Villa begin their season with three wins out of three, including ten goals in the last two games. They won 3-0 at Fulham, but that’s only their second away win in the last 16 away league matches. Go for a home win here.
Key points Leicester - Aston Villa
Leicester City have won four of their last seven home league games.
Aston Villa have only won two of their last 16 away league fixtures.
Leicester City have only lost one of their last six matches against Aston Villa.
Conclusion Leicester - Aston Villa
Leicester City need to bounce back from that loss to West Ham. Their home form is generally good and top striker Jamie Vardy will have been resting while others have been on international duty. Villa had that amazing win over Liverpool but their away form isn't so hot. Their one game this season was at lowly Fulham and this is a much stiffer test. The tip here is for a home victory.
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Leicester Aston Villa Prediction published on October 14, 2020