Leicester vs Aston Villa
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.
Home advantage has certainly been working its charm for Leicester this season. And now with Aston Villa losing their talisman Wesley as well to injury, it goes without saying that the visiting contingent are about to be given a run for their money.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Leicester come out on top with a whopping 4-1 scorecard.
- Three of their past five matchups have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their previous five games.
- Only one of their last five meetings have ended as a tie.
- Aston Villa have recorded a win just once in their past five encounters. (W-1, D-1, L-3)
Leicester vs Aston Villa Prediction
Leicester had their blushes saved in the previous round of this competition only by the narrowest of margins. The hosts were 2-0 up at the break in their quarter-final matchup with Everton, only for the Toffees to equalize with two goals of their own post the restart.
However, both Cenk Tosun and Leighton Baines failed to find the back of the net in the penalty shoot-out soon after, thereby handing the Foxes a ticket to the last four.
On the other hand, Aston Villa marched into the semi-finals in style after pulling off an emphatic 5-0 win, albeit over a fairly inexperienced and youthful Liverpool side. It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have tasted success just twice in their past five games since that victory.
Piling on even more misery, the guests have been branded as one of the worst away sides back in the top flight. In sharp contrast, Leicester have stumbled just once at home this season. That too against the current table-toppers themselves.
Taking into account that the hosts are unbeaten in their past three meetings with this foe here as well, count on Leicester to secure the bragging rights in this one.
Furthermore, the Foxes have had their scoring boots on at King Power Stadium, and have scored two goals or more in eight of their past ten games here in all competitions.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa have been far too easy to breach on the road this term. Miserably, they have conceded ten goals from their previous five outings, and are yet to keep a clean sheet as well.
To top it off, four of their previous five h2h fixtures here have been high scoring affairs. As such, it is certainly safe to expect over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards this Wednesday.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Betting tips
Leicester to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).