Leicester vs Aston Villa
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 18 October 2020
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CE
Venue: King Power Stadium.
Leicester City are hosting Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League this evening.
Villa come into the game as the only team in English football to have a perfect record, with three wins from their opening three games in the league including that 7-2 thrashing of Liverpool. Leicester have had a mixed start, beating Manchester City before losing to West Ham last time out, and they face Villa here without the injured Jamie Vardy.
Leicester vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, Rodgers’s men had recorded a 4-0 win at home.
- Six of the preceding seven clashes had goals from both teams.
- Since 2000, only twice have the visitors failed to score goals at this ground.
- Five of the preceding seven meetings at this venue had four or more goals.
Leicester vs Aston Villa: Prediction
The Eagles vs The Seagulls. In what is possibly the most bizarre rivalry in English football, this seasons A23 derby has every possibility of being the highest standard it has ever been, with both sides showing spells of exciting, fast-paced football in their games so far. Palace had a positive start, beating both Southampton and United, but fell short against an in-form Everton side and took a 4-0 hammering to Chelsea before the international break. Brighton have been incredibly unlucky this season, with their 3-1 loss to Chelsea a very flattering score line for The Blues and United’s last-minute penalty against them a cruel blow. There isn’t much to separate these two, and they both have goal scorers in their sides with Maupay on four goals for Brighton and Zaha with three for Palace. A draw and BTTS is a possible outcome.
Leicester vs Aston Villa: TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Sakho, Van Anholt; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Eze; Ayew, Zaha
Unavailable: Hennessey (Injured), Wickham (Injured), Ferguson (Injured), McCarthy (Injured)
Questionable: Schlupp (Injured), Tomkins (Injured), Van Aanholt (Injured), Cahill (Injured)
Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, White; Lamptey, Alzate, Bissouma, March; Connolly, Trossard; Maupay
Unavailable: Izquierdo (Fitness), Walton (Injured), Andone (Injured)
Questionable: Jahanbakhsh (Injured), Propper (Injured), Lamptey (Injured), Connolly (Injured)