Aston Villa meet the visiting Leeds United at Villa Park in this Premier League tie on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Aston Villa v Leeds United can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Aston Villa are hoping to win again following a 0-1 Premier League success vs Leicester City.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 50% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Aston Villa was Ross Barkley (91'). For their opponents, Leicester City had 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
Their latest results reveal that things are going according to plan in the Aston Villa backline. The Villans have given the opposition little, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their previous 6 clashes standing at 3. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern shall continue on in this next match or not.
Leading up to this clash, Aston Villa:
- have not beaten Leeds United in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Premier League competition, Leeds United and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Leeds United managed 67% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 on target. Wolverhampton Wanderers got 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. Raúl Jiménez (70') was the scorer for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Indicating their fondness for action-packed encounters, we’ve seen goals 20 times in the prior 6 matches in which Leeds United have taken to the pitch, making it an average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Opposition teams have hit 10 of these goals.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/12/2016 tells us that Aston Villa have won 1 of these games & Leeds United 2, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A combined sum of 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 for The Villans and 8 netted by The Whites. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
Team News: Aston Villa
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Aston Villa boss Dean Smith to be concerned with due to a largely intact squad. Wesley (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: Leeds United
Leeds Utd manager Marcelo Bielsa has a number of players out of action. Adam Forshaw (Hip Injury), Gaetano Berardi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jay-Roy Grot (Infection) can’t be considered.
It seems to us that Leeds United and Aston Villa may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. That is why we are leaning toward a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,095)
Captain: Jack Grealish
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Dean Smith
Competitions: Premier League position 3
⭐ Key Player: Jack Grealish
Typically deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Jack Grealish was born in Birmingham, England. After having played his first senior match for Notts County in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed 3 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 4 appearances.