Aston Villa vs Leeds United
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 13 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston Villa rebounded from a tough 3-1 loss to Norwich City away at Carrow Road last weekend. The Lions dispatched the second-placed Cardiff City 1-0 just three days later to help Fulham overtake the Bluebirds in the battle for direct promotion. Steve Bruce’s men also kept themselves in the conte3st as they are only five points below the Cottagers with four games left to play.
Can Villa back up the mentioned victory and make it three on the bounce at home on Friday evening when they host Leeds United in the first game of the Matchday? The visitors have nothing to play for in the remaining four games of the season. They’ve once again had a season full of ups and downs falling short of the playoffs contest months before May.
The Peacocks showed yet another dismal performance on Tuesday when they fell 3-1 to out-of-form Preston North End at Deepdale. They thus continued the horrendous streak being winless in ten straight matches on the road in all competitions. Seven of these ten saw Leeds’ defeats.
The hosts will thus have a great opportunity to take advantage of the situation and get two points away of Fulham at the second place. Lewis Grabban has been the first option up front for Steve Bruce lately and we expect him to shine against the struggling defensive line of the Peacocks’ here.
Aston Villa vs Leeds United: Head-to-head
The Lions have the chance to make it all square at 27 wins for each of the teams with a three-pointer here.
Each of last two H2H meetings ended with the same 1-1 scoreline.
Leeds United won only 9 of 40 matches at Villa Park.
Aston Villa vs Leeds United: Prediction
The hosts will be much more motivated to grab the spoils and they will come into the game in high spirits with the victory over the Bluebirds under their belts.
Leeds United are struggling to keep things quiet at the back and we can easily see the hosts netting two or more on Friday.
Aston Villa vs Leeds United: Bet Tips
Aston Villa to win @ 1.57
Aston Villa Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72