Leicester vs Aston Villa
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 18 October 2020
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CE
Venue: King Power Stadium.
These two teams have been two of the best in the competition this season, and along with Everton, they are in possession of the podium spots.
Extremely surprising has been the performances of the Lions till now. After avoiding relegation the last season by a surplus of just one point over the cut-off, the team has raced to the top of the table with a 100% winning record this time around.
And impressively, their latest win had come against defending champions Liverpool. In fact, such has been the dominance of Dean Smith’s men that they are placed in the second spot of the table, despite still having a game in hand.
They will be tested to the limit though this weekend, as they take a trip to the King Power Stadium, to take on the Foxes.
Brendan Rodgers’s men have set sights on a top-three finish this campaign, and if possible even a repeat of their 2015-16 title-winning season. And they had begun on the right note as well with a three-match winning run.
However, their streak had come to an end the past game week, when they lost against West Ham. This places additional importance on this upcoming encounter.
A win is a must for the Foxes if they are serious about their ambitions for the English crown.
Considering the form of both squads and their determination to keep a hold of their spots in the top-most tier – expect a high-scoring game this Sunday.
Leicester vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, Rodgers’s men had recorded a 4-0 win at home.
- Six of the preceding seven clashes had goals from both teams.
- Since 2000, only twice have the visitors failed to score goals at this ground.
- Five of the preceding seven meetings at this venue had four or more goals.
Leicester vs Aston Villa: Prediction
The Foxes lost 0-3 at home the last match-day, against West Ham. In the meantime, Smith’s men registered a massive 7-2 win at home against Liverpool.
The Lions have an unbeaten record all through this season, barring their one loss in the EFL Cup. In fact, they have won six of their last seven overall matches, and they had scored a total of 17 goals from their preceding six games.
On the road, they are on a three-game winning run, and had scored a total of nine goals in the process. And importantly, they have been one of the very best teams in the league this season, and have maintained a 100% winning record so far.
On the other hand, the Foxes are a legitimate title contender in 2020-21, and they have a perfect winning record barring their loss against West Ham.
They also have been one of the best teams in the league over the last several years, and they even had won the competition in the 2015-16 season.
Going on, they also have a great h2h record against this rival, and even had recorded a 4-0 comprehensive win the last time these two clashed on the pitch.
Taking into account these stats, it’s clear that either team has the offensive potential to go after a win, and with a spot in the podium on the line – we can expect a fierce encounter.
Likely, expect a goal-fest at the King Power Stadium this weekend.
Leicester vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).