Premier League: Aston Villa vs Leicester match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Villa Park

Jack Haynes
Friday 05 December 2014 18:45
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Aston Villa take on Leicester City in the Premier League for the first time in ten years on Sunday, with both Midlands sides within touching distance of the relegation zone.

Paul Lambert’s side were boosted by the return of star striker Christian Benteke in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace; although they sit in twelfth place, Villa are only four points above the drop.

The Foxes are desperate to get their season back on track, as Nigel Pearson’s side sit bottom of the Premier League following a run of nine games without a win since their dramatic 5-3 triumph over Manchester United.

KICK OFF: Sunday, 4pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Aston Villa 0 Leicester City 1 (Fryatt), League Cup, September 2007

Leicester 2 (Stearman, Kisnorbo) Aston Villa 3 aet (Angel, Barry, Agbonlahor), League Cup, October 2006

Leicester 0 Aston Villa 5 (Vassell 2, Crouch 2, Dublin), Premier League, January 2004

STATS…

Head to head record: 31 Aston Villa wins, 23 draws, 39 Leicester wins.

Aston Villa have the joint-worst home record, alongside Hull City, in the Premier League this season.

Aston Villa have scored the fewest amount of goals in the Premier League this season, netting only eight times in 14 games. The second worst side, in terms of goals scored, is Burnley, who have scored 10 goals this season.

Leicester City have picked up only three points out of a possible 21 when away from home this season.

ODDS…

Aston Villa to win: 2.44

Leicester to win: 3.3

Draw: 3.4

TV: Live on Sky Sports1 at 16:00, Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm

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