Aston Villa will be visiting Elland Road on Saturday for the Premier League tie with home side Leeds United.
All Leeds United v Aston Villa match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Leeds United fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 3-0 Premier League success versus Southampton.
In that game, Leeds United had 46% possession and 11 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Leeds United, the goals were scored by Patrick Bamford (47'), Stuart Dallas (78') and Raphinha (84'). Southampton had 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
Over their last six games, Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United have hit the target a total of 11 times which gives them an average number of goals per match of 1.83.
Ahead of this meeting, Leeds United haven't lost in the league to Aston Villa in their last 3 games.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Leicester City in Premier League competition, Aston Villa and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Aston Villa had 49% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Aston Villa was Bertrand Traoré (48'). On the other side, Leicester City got 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. James Maddison (19') and Harvey Barnes (23') scored for Leicester City.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Dean Smith's Aston Villa have found the net a total of 6 times - giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Their prior results show that Aston Villa:
- are winless against Leeds United when they have played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. Not the best of away records.
- are undefeated by Leeds United when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 29/12/2016 tells us that Leeds United have won 2 of them and Aston Villa 1, with the tally of draws being 3.
A combined total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 9 of them for The Whites and 6 belonging to The Villans. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Premier League match day 6 on 23/10/2020 when the final score was Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds United.
On that occasion, Aston Villa managed 40% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Leeds United got 27 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Patrick Bamford (55', 67', 74') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Paul Tierney.
Team News: Leeds United
Ian Poveda (Ankle Injury), Robin Koch (Knee Injury), Adam Forshaw (Hip Injury), Kalvin Phillips (Calf Injury) and Rodrigo (Groin Injury) will not be taking part for Leeds Utd manager Marcelo Bielsa.
Team News: Aston Villa
Villa boss Dean Smith has a number of players out of action. Wesley (Knee Injury) and Kortney Hause (Ankle Injury) are not ready for selection.
It’s pretty clear that Aston Villa will have a difficult task to score against a Leeds United lineup who will most probably dominate this game and keep it tight in defence.
We think that it’s going to be a comprehensive 3-0 winning scoreline for Leeds United at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Elland Road (37,890)
Captain: Liam Cooper
Chairman: Andrea Radrizzani
Manager: Marcelo Bielsa
Competitions: Premier League position 12
⭐ Star Man: Jack Harrison
Mostly used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Jack Harrison was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Having made his senior debut playing for New York City FC in the 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 6 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 23 appearances.