Leicester Welcomes Aston villa
Watch Leicester vs Aston villa preview as they have a meeting in a premier league meetings, as Leicester and Aston villa at King power stadium tomorrow.
Leicester city stands in 19th position of the table and Aston villa is currently on the 9th position of the table. The Foxes were undone by a dramatic last-minute strike in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, while Unai Emery’s men continued their hot streak by beating Chelsea 2-0.
Leicester vs Aston villa Preview
From single-handedly keeping his team in the game to scoring one of the most unfortunate own goals that the Premier League will see this season, Leicester shot-stopper Daniel Iversen can now empathise with upcoming adversary Emiliano Martinez when it comes to the unluckiest of ricochets.
Both sides were seemingly set to take home a point apiece, but a sharp turn and finish from Jean-Philippe Mateta with seconds remaining sparked delirium for Palace and discontent for Leicester, who subsequently parted ways with Brendan Rodgers by mutual agreement after a tumultuous four-year period in charge – first-team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell will oversee operations while the search for a new leader gets underway.
With a miserable five defeats and one draw to show from their last six Premier League games, Leicester have dropped below the dotted line into 18th place ahead of Sunday’s fixtures, and the hosts will plummet further down the rankings if there is a victor in West Ham United’s basement brawl with Southampton.
Still the only team in the Premier League without a clean sheet since the World Cup came to a close, Leicester have conceded in each of their last 13 top-flight affairs – including each of their last seven at the King Power – hardly a reassuring statistic against Emery‘s formidable attacking forces.
A delicate chip from Ollie Watkins over the head of Kepa Arrizabalaga broke the deadlock in the 18th minute, and while Emery’s team did have to fend off an onslaught of ineffective Chelsea attacks, they notched a deserved second through John McGinn’s exquisite first-time strike from outside the box.
Keeping up their phenomenal streak of scoring in every single game under Emery – a run which now stands at 17 matches – Villa have taken 13 points from the last 15 on offer in the Premier League; only leaders Arsenal with a perfect 15 can better the Lions’ exploits in that regard.
However, Leicester memorably broke down Emery’s men at will in a 4-2 win at Villa Park only two months ago, and the Lions have just one win from their last four contests with the Foxes, but recent history and a possible new manager bounce is arguably all that the hosts have going for them this week.
Leicester city vs Aston villa Head to head stats
L eicester City have a good historical record against Aston Villa and have won 45 out of the 107 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Aston Villa’s 36 victories.
Leicester City will be looking to complete only their third double over Aston Villa in the Premier League – they last achieved the feat in the 2019-20 season.
Aston Villa have won only two of their last 13 Premier League matches away from home against Leicester City, with their previous such victory coming by a 1-0 margin in 2020.
Leicester City have failed to find the back of the net in their last two Premier League home games against Aston Villa – they have a worse record in this regard only against Manchester United and Manchester City.
Leicester vs Aston villa prediction
Conceding shot after shot to a hitherto goal-shy Palace side well and truly highlights the magnitude of Leicester’s defensive problems, which should be exposed and then some by a Villa side who just cannot stop scoring under Emery, even if Rodgers’s departure can breathe new life into the hosts’ beleaguered troops.
Jellied legs may come into play for both sets of players, and a side more clinical than Chelsea would have no doubt breached the Lions’ backline, but we cannot envisage anything other than another stellar success on the road for Aston Villa, who ought to glean a measure of revenge for their defeat to the Foxes in February.