The match between Leicester and Aston Villa will close the program on Sunday, October 18 in the Premier League – we have evaluated the start of the teams in the new championship and prepared a forecast for this match.
Leicester have an amazing start to the new league. Brendan Rogers’ team didn’t seem to have had a disastrous ending last season. In the first rounds, Leicester appeared as the very team that at a certain stage competed with Liverpool and Manchester City in the fight for the championship.
The Foxes beat Burnley (4-2), defeated West Bromwich (3-0) and even destroyed Manchester City (5-2), earning nine points in their first three meetings. However, already in the next match, Leicester seemed to be replaced. Rogers’ players lost at home to West Ham (0: 3) without a single shot on target. However, Leicester are in third place in the Premier League standings.
The Foxes were eliminated from the League Cup right away, losing to Arsenal (0: 2), and can concentrate on the championship.
Leicester’s infirmary has three players: Wilfred Ndidi, Ricardo Pereira and Philip Benkovic. The participation of defenders Johnny Evans and Chaglar Seyuncu is in question.
Aston Villa started even better in the Premier League than Leicester, although Villane barely escaped relegation last season. Wards D Ina Smith beat “Sheffield United” (1: 0), defeated the “Fulham” (3: 0), and then destroyed the “Liverpool” (7: 2), becoming the first team since 1963 to score a “red” seven heads.
“Aston Villa” in the championship goes without losses, naturally occupying the second line. The only defeat for Smith’s team was in the League Cup. There, Villane first defeated Burton (3: 1), then defeated Bristol (3: 0), after which they lost to Stoke City (0: 1). Although in the current situation, cups for Villan are unlikely to be of great importance.
Taking into account last season, Aston Villa are unbeaten in the Premier League seven matches in a row. Away Birmingham lost only once in five previous matches.
Brazilian striker Wesley is injured at Aston Villa. The participation of Tom Heaton, Courtney House and Bjorn Engels is in question.
In seven of Leicester ‘s ten previous matches in the Premier League, the bet “total over 2.5” was played.
At home, Leicester have lost three of their last ten meetings in the Premier League.
Aston Villa’s unbeaten streak in the championship has reached seven matches.
Total under 2.5 has played in seven of Aston Villa’s ten previous matches in the Premier League.
Aston Villa have beaten Leicester in only one of their last six face-to-face meetings. It happened in the semifinals of the League Cup last season (1: 1, 2: 1 in favor of the Lions). In the championship, Leicester did not notice Villa. At home, the Foxes defeated Smith’s team (4: 0), and on the road (4: 1).
The “both will score” bet has been played in six of the last seven head-to-head matches of the clubs in question.
09.03.20 Leicester Aston Villa 4: 0
28.01.20 Aston Villa Leicester 2: 1
08.01.20 Leicester Aston Villa eleven
08.12.19 Aston Villa Leicester fourteen
Both teams started the season very brightly, now being neighbors at the top of the standings. Both Leicester and Aston Villa will try to confirm their status, which should lead to an effective match. At the start of the season, both teams show good play in attack, although not everything is so smooth in defense. In favor of “total over 2.5” or “both will score” is evidenced by the statistics of head-to-head meetings.
Our prediction – Leicester win + both will score for 3.52 at BC Winline