Aston Villa vs Leeds suggestions: Premier League preview and odds
Our Aston Villa vs Leeds preview foresees the house facet maintaining their spectacular start to the season in an thrilling conflict at Villa Park
Aston Villa are the only group in the Premier League nonetheless with a a hundred per cent record and they are going to be looking to proceed that profitable run at home to Leeds United on Friday night.
This will be the first top-flight assembly between the sides since February 2004, when objectives from Juan Pablo Angel and Ronny Johnsen gave Villa a 2-0 victory. A comparable end result on Friday would take Dean Smith’s side high of the desk.
Aston Villa vs Leeds predictions
Villa have been very spectacular within the league, beating Sheffield United, Fulham, Liverpool by an unforgettable 7-2 margin, and Leicester City. They are trying to win the opening five matches of a top-flight season for the primary time of their 146-year history. Leeds are chasing a extra modest however still significant feat – consecutive Premier League away wins for the first time since December 2002.
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Aston Villa vs Leeds bettings tips
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Villa to make history
Villa’s current winning run has taken them second within the desk, but no much less vital was their earlier four-match unbeaten run at the finish of final season, when victories over Crystal Palace and Arsenal and attracts at Everton and West Ham United stored them up on the final day.
Another relegation battle appears unlikely given their current form, with good recruitment at the heart of their resurgence. Summer arrivals Emiliano Martinez, Matty Cash, Ross Barkley and Ollie Watkins have all impressed, the latter claiming a memorable hat-trick in the thrashing of Liverpool.
Leeds have also enjoyed a strong begin to the season following their promotion again to the top flight, even if they looked somewhat toothless for the primary time once they misplaced 1-0 at home to Wolves last time out. Marcelo Bielsa’s side sit tenth with two wins and a draw from five matches.
The sides didn’t play one another for 12 years between 2004 and 2016, since when the three meetings at Villa Park have produced a draw, a home win and an away win. However Villa’s form persuades us that they’ll full a club-record of 5 wins firstly of a top-flight season.
Tip: Villa to win @
Barkley to keep up spectacular run
It was something of a coup when Villa landed England midfielder Barkley on a season-long mortgage from Chelsea on the finish of the last month and he has actually lived as a lot as his reputation, scoring in his first two appearances against Liverpool and Leicester, the latter a 90th-minute winner.
He also seems to be easing the burden on captain Jack Grealish, who at times appeared to be carrying the team’s attacking menace single-handedly last season. Barkley has definitely benefited from groups focusing on Grealish and he is greater than able to exploiting spaces in the last third.
There may be extra space for the 26-year-old to work in than usual on Friday, as Leeds will be without their first-choice defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips by way of damage, so don’t be surprised if Barkley is the beneficiary of that as he appears to net for the third successive sport.
Tip: Ross Barkley to score at any time @
Goals aplenty at Villa Park
Villa have netted eight targets of their two house matches thus far this season, seven coming towards Liverpool, but their defensive report is much more spectacular.
In four matches, Dean Smith’s aspect have stored three clean sheets and conceded just two targets, 4 fewer than another facet within the division.
Leeds have a knack of scoring, particularly once they tackle the big groups. They netted three at Anfield on the opening weekend of the season and had possibilities to score more than the one objective that earned them a house draw with Manchester City.
The West Yorkshire club’s attack has surprisingly been more potent on the road than at Elland Road, as they have netted in eight of their last nine video games on their travels, including in each away games this season.
Leeds additionally scored three on their final go to to Villa Park in 2018 and it might certainly be no surprise to see them get on the scoresheet once once more on Friday, though that also will not be enough for them to take something from the contest.
Tip: Villa to win and both groups to attain @
Aston Villa vs Leeds odds
Aston Villa are the favourites at 13/10, based on the bookies, whereas Leeds may be backed at 2/1 and the draw at 12/5.
Aston Villa staff news
Villa should have Ross Barkley out there regardless of a knee injury and he shall be flanked both side by Jack Grealish and Trézéguet. John McGinn and Douglas Luiz will be the defensive midfielders whereas Matty Cash and Matt Targett shall be at proper and left back.
Aston Villa predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Trézéguet, Barkley, Grealish; Watkins.
Leeds United team news
Kalvin Phillips is ruled out through damage and Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that Pascal Struijk will start in place of the England midfielder. Patrick Bamford will be the lone striker with Helder Costa, Mateusz Klich, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison as the 4 behind.
Leeds United predicted line-up (4-1-2-1): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas; Struijk; Costa, Klich, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford.
Last 5 results
18 Oct PL Leicester zero Aston Villa 1 W
4 Oct PL Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2 W
1 Oct LC Aston Villa 0 Stoke 1 L
28 Sep PL Fulham 0 Aston Villa three W
24 Sep LC Bristol City zero Aston Villa three W
19 Oct PL Leeds zero Wolves 1 L
3 Oct PL Leeds 1 Man City 1 D
27 Sep PL Sheffield United 0 Leeds 1 W
19 Sep PL Leeds four Fulham 3 W
16 Sep LC Leeds 1 Hull 1 L*
*Hull gained 9-8 on penalties
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