Aston Villa vs Leicester Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 English Premier League
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When is Aston Villa vs Leicester on and what time does it start? Aston Villa vs Leicester will take place on Saturday 4th February, 2023 – 15:00 (UK)
Where is Aston Villa vs Leicester taking place? Aston Villa vs Leicester will take place at Villa Park in Birmingham, England
Where can I get tickets for Aston Villa vs Leicester? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Aston Villa vs Leicester on in the UK? Aston Villa vs Leicester will not be televised live in the UK
Where can I stream Aston Villa vs Leicester in the UK? Aston Villa vs Leicester cannot be streamed live in the UK
- Under the management of Unai Emery, Aston Villa have been much-improved, moving out of any sort of relegation battle down at the bottom of the Premier League. The Villains come into this on the back of a 1-0 win at Southampton a couple of weeks ago, making it 16 points collected in Emery’s seven matches in charge.
- Lucas Digne is available again and will compete with Alex Moreno for the left-back spot, while John McGinn is also fit and could come straight into Emery’s starting XI.
- Leicester managed to complete the deadline day signing of Harry Souttar but there will be concerns about their attacking depth. The Foxes seemed likely to bring in Jack Harrison, following Tete’s arrival a few days before, so allowed Marc Albrighton and Ayoze Perez to depart but Harrison’s move fell through and they do now appear short out-wide.
- There will be a late check on Jamie Vardy’s fitness while new signing Harry Souttar is a doubt to feature in this fixture, with next weekend looking more likely for his inclusion.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; Ramsey, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Buendia; Bailey, Watkins
UNAVAILABLE: Steer (Injured), Diego Carlos (Injured), Traore (Fitness)
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Faes, Thomas; Tielemans, Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall; Maddison, Daka, Barnes
UNAVAILABLE: Bertrand (Injured), Justin (Injured), Pereira (Fitness), Ndidi (Personal reasons)
QUESTIONABLE: Evans (Injured), Soumare (Injured), Souttar (Injured), Vardy (Fitness)
Aston Villa have had a further fortnight’s worth of being moulded and shaped by the, as ever, tactically impressive Unai Emery. They are looking to leap up into the top-half of the table in the second-half of the campaign. In that time, Leicester scraped past League Two opposition for the second successive round in the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at Walsall last week. Brendan Rodgers’ side have had a really poor return from the FIFA World Cup. They will be confident of notching at Villa Park, especially with James Maddison returning, but it is a really tough test.
TIP: ASTON VILLA TO WIN & BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE