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Leicester City host visitors Aston Villa at King Power Stadium in this Premier League game on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Leicester City v Aston Villa match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Leicester City won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 0-3 Premier League loss in their previous game against West Ham United.
At the other end, West Ham United got 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Michail Antonio (14'), Pablo Fornals (34') and Jarrod Bowen (83') scored for West Ham United.
Matches involving Leicester City have proved to be absorbing affairs of late with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 clashes, a grand total of 23 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 12 of these being chalked up by The Foxes.
Going into this encounter, Leicester City haven't been beaten in the league by Aston Villa in their previous 5 games.
Aston Villa will go into this clash following a 7-2 Premier League win against Liverpool in their previous match.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 30% possession and 18 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. For Aston Villa, the goals were scored by Ollie Watkins (4', 22', 39'), John McGinn (35'), Ross Barkley (55') and Jack Grealish (66', 75'). Liverpool got 14 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Mohamed Salah (33', 60') was the scorer for Liverpool.
Indicating their fondness for action-packed matches, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the previous 6 games in which Aston Villa have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals per clash. Opposition teams have got 4 from this total. In any event, it remains to be seen if that trend will be replicated in this upcoming game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Aston Villa:
- haven't won against Leicester City in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 13/09/2015 shows that Leicester City have won 3 of these games and Aston Villa 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
An aggregate of 21 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 14 of them from The Foxes and 7 netted by The Villans. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
Team News: Leicester City
Caglar Söyüncü (Foot Injury), Ricardo Pereira (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Wilfred Ndidi (Tear in the abductor muscle) will be missing for Leicester gaffer Brendan Rodgers.
Team News: Aston Villa
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group of players, there’s just a single fitness worry for the Aston Villa manager Dean Smith to contend with. Wesley (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
It looks to us that Leicester City can and should dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
In contrast, Aston Villa could well struggle to make a breakthrough but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be scoring.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Leicester City at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power Stadium (32,261)
Captain: Wes Morgan
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Competitions: Premier League position 3, Europa League (Group G)
⭐ Key Player: Jamie Vardy
Typically used in the Striker position, Jamie Vardy was born in Sheffield, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Fleetwood Town in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has scored 5 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far in 4 appearances.