Premier League Aston Villa’s determination for victory
As the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City is about to held tomorrow with villa welcoming Leicester on their home ground tomorrow. Aston Villa has an interest in bidding Unai Emery’s former Arsenal playmaker Matteo Guendouzi during the summer transfer window with a Premier League.
On the other hand, it was reported interest in the likes of Nico Williams, Luiz Henrique, Gerard Deulofeu and Jack Harrison failed to turn into anything, with Emery forced to call for Bertrand Traore by taking a loan at Istanbul Basaksehir with his calls for a high professional players.
Aston Villa also failed to back their boss with a ball-playing central midfielder. Though not for a lack of trying. Aston Villa have won five of their last seven matches under Unai Emery, The head coach of Aston Villa in the Premier League – as many victories as they had managed in the 24 league games preceding this run.
As Romano pointed out, dealing with Marseille is never easy. Aston Villa wanted to pay around £26 million. The Ligue 1 giants value their France international player at around £44 million.
The Premier League returns to the fold with another round of matches this weekend as Leicester City take on Unai Emery’s Aston Villa side in a crucial encounter at Villa Park.
Aston Villa, on the other hand, are in 11th place in the league table at the moment and have improved under Unai Emery. The home side edged Southampton to an important 1-0 victory last week and will look to achieve a similar result in this fixture.
There is a philosophy which is clear that the way of Aston Villa are structured with and without the ball, they posses great difficultly in making the chances of the victory against the team with great intensity forward players to move forward. That balance stems from the midfield duo of Douglas Luiz and Boubacar Kamara, who can do it all – from stellar defensive work to bursting through midfield to start counter attacks. With that in mind, Villa should be able to win the midfield battle and set the phase for a home ground win.
Leicester’s determination over the transfers
Leicester City are not new in signing to centre-backs. In fact, since Daniel Amartey‘s arrival in January 2016, they have signed 12 senior central defenders either on a permanent transfer or on loan.
But because they either keep getting injured, falling out of form, or become so good they are sold, City are still lining up with Amartey in their back-line. However, the 12th and most recent recruit may be about to displace him.
Half an hour after the deadline, City announced the signing for Harry Souttar. They wanted a young, up-and-coming centre-back with a strong, physical presence, and 24-year-old, 6ft 6in, World Cup star Souttar fits the bill.
Leicester’s gains over The Villans in Premier League
Leicester City have a good record against Aston Villa and have won 44 out of the 106 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Aston Villa’s 36 victories.
Leicester City are currently in 14th place in the Premier League standings and have struggled to meet expectations so far this season. The Foxes were held to a 2-2 draw by Brighton & Hove Albion in their previous league game and will look to take it up a notch this weekend.
After only four victories in their first 22 Premier League games against Aston Villa, Leicester City have won two of their last four such matches in the competition.
Leicester City have won two of their last three away games against Aston Villa in the Premier League – as many victories as they had managed in their first 10 such matches in the competition.
Both teams have found the back of the net in 12 of the last 13 matches between the two teams at Villa Park, with the previous occasion where only one team scored in such a game coming in 2001.