Leeds vs Aston Villa
England Premier League
Date: Saturday, 27 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.30 UK
Venue: Elland Road.
Leeds United host Aston Villa in one of the most exciting games of the weekend in the Premier League. The teams are divided by a single point in the Premier League standings ahead of Saturday’s fixture at Elland Road.
Aston Villa have two games in hand on their counterparts and have been somewhat better throughout the season, but it’s the hosts who will come into the clash higher on confidence.
The Peacocks produced one of their best showings of the season in the 3-0 drubbing of Southampton on Tuesday evening.
Patrick Bamford continued his superb spell of form as he was once again the one to break the deadlock early in the second half. It was his 13th goal of the season. As odd as it sounds, he is not the team’s most in-form player at the moment.
We’ll give that title to midfielder Raphinha who has been spectacular in the last couple of matches. The winger created so many chances against both Wolves and Southampton and he will definitely be the one to look at on Saturday.
Leeds vs Aston Villa Head-to-head
- Aston Villa lead the head to head tie by just two wins ahead of their 86th encounter with the Peacocks.
- Leeds celebrated a demolishing 0-3 victory when they met the Lions in the first part of the season at Villa Park.
- Both teams scored in four of the last six head to head affairs.
Leeds vs Aston Villa Prediction
Aston Villa have been one of the most pleasant surprises of the season. However, they showed very little of their previous form in the last couple of fixtures. They were completely outplayed by Brighton in a goalless draw at The AMEX, while they did nothing to hurt Leicester City in the last weekend’s 1-2 home defeat. Dean Smith’s team looks completely different without Jack Grealish in it.
Aston Villa’s skipper missed his first game of the season last weekend against the Foxes through injury and he is expected to be absent here against the Peacocks as well. Without him in the squad, Villa do not have much to hope for against the in-form Leeds side.
The home win is the way to go at the odds of 2.20. Backing goals in Leeds’ matches is always a smart call. We’ll alternatively go with the Over 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.57 odds.
Leeds vs Aston Villa Bet Tips
Leeds to win @ 2.20
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57.