Aston Villa vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21 February 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
While the top-most spot is almost bookmarked for Manchester City this season, the second position is up for grabs. Currently the Red Devils are placed second in the table with 46 points, and the Foxes are third with the same number of points.
Note that the Devils were also winless in four of their preceding five league matches, and should Brendan Rodgers’s men show some consistency, they could easily go after the runner-up prize.
This weekend they are pitted against the struggling Lions. Dean Smith’s men are placed eighth in the table at present, and their only wins in the past several weeks had come against some of the worst teams in the whole competition.
Moreover, the Foxes also have a good h2h record against this rival over the years in PL games.
As such, expect Leicester to have the upper hand this Sunday.
Aston Villa vs Leicester: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Rodgers’s men had recorded six of the past seven league victories.
- They had scored four or more goals in two of the previous three PL matches.
- Since 1995, the hosts have kept clean sheets just twice at this venue.
- The last PL encounter at this stadium had ended in a 1-4 win for the visitors.
Aston Villa vs Leicester Prediction
The Lions were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road by Brighton. In the meantime, the Foxes registered a 3-1 win at home against defending champions Liverpool.
Going on, Smith’s men were winless in seven of their former ten overall games, and their three victories during this stretch had come against Newcastle, Arsenal, and Southampton.
Note that they had conceded two or more goals in five of the former nine overall matches, and they have won just thrice at home since October of 2020.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 16 of their last 18 overall fixtures, and impressively, they had won 11 of these.
They had also scored two or more goals in 12 of their preceding 18 overall match-ups, and they have lost just twice on the road this whole season – once against Liverpool, and once in the Europa League.
Finally, the Foxes also have a good h2h record in PL games against this opponent.
As such, expect Leicester to deliver a credible performance this Sunday.