Aston Villa vs Leicester Predictions & Free Betting Tips (2/4/23)Prediction published on 02/02/2023, 15:40 by Steve Ashfield | Modified on 02/02/2023 at 17:08 Improving Aston Villa look to make it three straight wins in the Premier League. They begin the weekend in 11th place, three places ahead of their opponents. While City are only three places below Villa, there is a gap of ten points between the two sides. Aston Villa have picked up well under new boss Unai Emery. A form guide for the last five league games has them in sixth place with ten points earned.
Brendan Rodgers' side are winless in the league since Boxing Day with two of those defeats being away from home. Ahead of the clash, the pundits highlighted City's struggles and their need to start picking up results in the second half of the campaign. READ MORE: Marc Albrighton opens up on 'difficult' Leicester City decision READ MORE: Souttar, Vardy, Soumare, Ricardo – City injury update ahead of Villa clash Here is what the pundits have said... Chris Sutton "Leicester still haven't won a Premier League game since the World Cup and are getting a bit desperate, although at least their draw with Leeds stopped a run of four straight league losses, " Sutton wrote in his BBC Sport column.
Merson and Sutton disagree in Villa vs City prediction as 'big' claim madePundits Paul Merson and Chris Sutton have given their prediction ahead of Leicester City's trip to Aston Villa on Saturday (3pm kick-off). The Foxes are desperate for a win after being defeated by Nottingham Forest and then having registered a home draw against Brighton last time out. Villa, meanwhile, have picked up some form, winning their last two games.
"Villa, in contrast, have won three and drawn one of their past four games and, on current form, they have to be favourites here. But the Foxes still have some good players and James Maddison should be fit enough to start - he might just make the difference. " Sutton prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City. Paul Merson "Leicester are struggling at the moment and this is a big game for them. They have difficult fixtures coming up, and I don't see how they can avoid a relegation battle unless they get a couple of big results, " the former Arsenal and Villa player told SportsKeeda. "At this point, I'm looking at Leicester's fixture list and wondering what game they can win. If they lose their next three games and then have to face the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Brentford, it's going to be hard.
I'm going with Aston Villa to win this game. " Merson prediction: Aston Villa 2-0 Leicester City. What is your prediction vs Aston Villa? Tell us in the comments section READ NEXT Leicester City squad numbers in full after January transfer window City make King Power Stadium England announcement as ticket details released City relegation prediction and how January window has altered odds Leicester City’s deadline day arrivals already have the fans’ seal of approval Leeds United transfer theory emerges after Leicester City U-turn Story SavedYou can find this story in My Bookmarks.
That's compared to just one earned by City. Villa have had recent league wins over Leeds and Southampton and European football next season isn't out of the question. Seventh might be enough to get into the European Conference League and Villa are only three points adrift of that position. Only one of their last five home league games has been lost with five won at Villa Park this season. Leicester City come into this game just a point above the Premier League relegation zone. They may be doing well in the FA Cup but their Premier League form has again slumped. City made a terrible start to the season, made a recovery but it's been downhill of late.