Aston Villa vs. Leeds United Match preview
On Friday an opening English Premier League match is scheduled to usher weekend, Aston Villa hosting Leeds United at Villa Park.
Leeds United lost 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday at Elland Road, Mexican striker Raul Jimenez scored a solitary goal in the second-half which secured the win for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Elsewhere, Aston Villa is into the game after a 1-0 win over Leicester City last Sunday at the King Power Stadium, late second-half goal from England international Ross Barkley ensured victory for Dean Smith’s side.
- Aston Villa have played five EPL matches, won four, one being against Liverpool nightmare thrash of 7-2 and drew with West Ham United.
- There have been at least two goals scored in the last two Claret & Blue Army’s EPL matches.
- Villa has kept three clean-sheets in their last EPL matches played.
- Leeds United have played five EPL matches, won two, lost two against Liverpool and Wolves 4-3 and 1-0 respectively, drew against Manchester City.
- The Peacocks have conceded in all their last five EPL matches played.
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton and Brazil international Wesley Moraes are both out due to injuries, for Aston Villa. The Claret & Blue Army have a few injury issues to deal with, defender Kortney Hause is in doubt and none of the team squad members is suspended.
Meanwhile, it is a blow to Peacocks after it was revealed that Kalvin Phillips, their key midfielder, is out for over a month due to a shoulder injury.
Also, centre-back Diego Llorente and Switzerland international Gaetano Berardi are both out due to injuries. Midfielder Adam Forshaw remains a doubt though none is suspended.
Aston Villa vs. Leeds United Head to Head.
The two teams last met in 2004 for EPL match where Aston Villa Carried the day with 2-0 win
The pair have been meeting severally, in their last six Championship matches Leeds United have won twice and drew thrice lost once.
There have been at least two goals scored between the pair in their five match encounters.
The Peacocks have conceded in their last five Championship encounters with Aston Villa.
Aston Villa vs. Leeds United Prediction
Aston Villa has started the league season in impressive gear now sitting second in the league table, after winning all their matches. Last season was tough for them but should not be the case given their current form this time around.
Leeds United, on the other hand, has also impressed everyone with their performances under manager Marcelo Bielsa. Having netted three against Liverpool and held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw A close match looks to be on the cards, but given Aston Villa’s current form, they should be able to outscore Leeds United.
Our pundits’ topbets predict a win for Aston Villa. Betway backing the results with 2.28 0dds while 1Xbet giving 2.33
This game will register a number of goals.
Over 2.5 –1.79 Betway odds and 1.80 odds for 1XBet
Win for West Brom Betway 2.47 odds
1XBet 2.504 odds
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