Aston Villa vs Leicester City – Match Preview

Match Betting Preview - Aston Villa vs Leicester City. Sunday 8th December 2019, FA Premier League - Villa Park. Live on Sky Sports Premier League HD – Kick-Off: 14:00 GMT.

Aston Villa vs Leicester City
8th December 2019
FA Premier League, Villa Park

Live on Sky Sports Premier League HD – Kick Off: 14:00 GMT

Aston Villa return to Villa Park this weekend as they host high-flyers Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Dean Smith’s side suffered midweek defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but will be hoping for more this time round against the divisions in-form team.

Prior to the loss against Chelsea, Villa had picked up four points from their last two encounters, drawing away to Manchester United before their triumph over Newcastle United at Villa Park. Villa are currently placed 15th in the league.

Leicester picked up another win in midweek, overcoming Watford 2-0 at the King Power on Wednesday night, their seventh consecutive win in the Premier League. Brendan Rodger’s side are currently 2nd, eight points behind leaders Liverpool, but three ahead of Manchester City. The Foxes are daring to dream again.

Leicester’s impressive run has seen an outstanding goal return from frontman Jamie Vardy. Vardy has scored in each of his last seven games and will be hoping to do so again this weekend. The Englishman is on track to reach his own Premier League milestone, which he set back in the 2016/17 season, where he scored in eleven consecutive matches. Could lightning strike twice?

Sunday’s meeting between the two sides is their first since the 2015/16 Premier League season where Leicester were crowned Champions. The last meeting between the two sides was a 1-1 draw at Villa Park, but the Foxes were victorious at the King Power that season, winning 3-2 in a thriller.

The referee for this encounter is Michael Oliver. The 34-year old has overseen thirteen Premier League matches so far this campaign, accumulating a total of forty yellow cards. This considered I would recommend a maximum of 50+ booking points for this fixture. Oliver is yet to take charge of a Premier League game involving Leicester but did oversee Aston Villa’s 2-0 home win over Everton in August, where he awarded five yellow cards.

This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League, with kick-off scheduled for 14:00 GMT on Sunday afternoon.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-2 Leicester City

Suggested Tips – Aston Villa vs Leicester City – (BET 365)

  • Correct Score – Leicester City to win 2-1 – (link no longer available).
  • First Goalscorer – Ayoze Perez – (link no longer available).
  • Half Time / Full Time – Draw/Leicester – (link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – Aston Villa vs Leicester City – (SKYBET)

  • Correct Score Group Betting – Leicester City to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 9/4.
  • Winning Margin – Leicester City to win by exactly 1 goal – 3/1.
  • Goalscorer Treble – Ayoze Perez, Trezeguet and Jamie Vardy all to score – 30/1.

Markets updated at 12:45PM GMT on Sunday 8th December 2019.

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