2019-20 League Cup – Leicester vs Aston Villa Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Leicester vs Aston Villa kick off? Wednesday 8th January, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Leicester vs Aston Villa being played? King Power Stadium

What TV channel is Leicester vs Aston Villa on in the UK? Sky Sports Football

Where can I stream Leicester vs Aston Villa in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Leicester vs Aston Villa?

Leicester – https://tickets.lcfc.com/en-gb/categories/home%20tickets

Aston Villa – https://tickets.avfc.co.uk/en-GB/categories/Away%20Tickets?utm_source=web&utm_medium=ticketlandingaway&utm_campaign=Tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

LEICESTER

  • Leicester will fancy their chances of lifting silverware this year and might not have a better opportunity to do so than in the League Cup.
  • Jamie Vardy is back in training for the Foxes and is expected to lead the line after sitting out his side's last three matches.
  • Leicester have very few major injury issues at present and Brendan Rodgers is expected to name his strongest possible side.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Ayoze Perez, Maddison, Tielemans, Barnes; Vardy

Unavailable: James (Injured), Morgan (Injured), Benkovic (Injured)

Doubtful:

ASTON VILLA

  • Aston Villa will have a tougher task on their hands than in the last round after they dumped Liverpool's youngsters out of the League Cup.
  • Villa boss Dean Smith cited that Premier League safety was his priority this season and that showed with the team he selected in the FA Cup.
  • They are still likely to name a much stronger side for this game and Anwar El Ghazi could retain his place after scoring at the weekend.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Nyland; Elmohamady, Engels, Mings, Taylor; Douglas Luiz, Nakamba, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Kodjia, Grealish

Unavailable: Steer (Injured), Heaton (Injured), McGinn (Injured), Wesley (Injured)

Doubtful: Targett (Injured), Davis (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Aston Villa look set to delve into the transfer market to combat some recent injury woes and this game might be seen as a distraction from their ultimate goal of retaining their place in the Premier League. That should boost Leicester's chances who are likely to claim a comfortable victory.

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