Leeds vs Aston Villa Prediction: Villa to Win
Leeds United will hope to end their losing streak when they host Aston Villa at the Elland Road stadium on Thursday, 10th March. The head coach Jesse Marsch needs to think of a new strategy after losing his first game as the new Leeds boss.
The players need to get back their strength and confidence for the next games after a series of disappointing results. The words of defender Luke Ayling in the post-match interview may give some hope to the fans before the next fixture. Ayling said:
“We have to take the positives out of it (the game against Leicester) for the game on Thursday and try to get the 3 points.”
Aston Villa is high on confidence after registering their biggest win under Steven Gerrard in the last game against Southampton. Gerrard’s statement after the emphatic win is enough to prove how much the victory meant to him. He said,
“I thought we were really together, compact, difficult to play against. I think when the game demanded that we needed to be physical and work hard, we stuck together, put our bodies on the line; the players gave that and more. We thoroughly deserve our clean sheet and, as a manager, that’s always your base.”
Leeds vs Aston Villa Prediction and Betting Odds
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Leeds vs Aston Villa 2022
Leeds vs Aston Villa Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form
Leeds United seems to be clueless after 5 consecutive losses. Their last win in the Premier League came long back against West Ham on 16th January. The United has fallen down to the 16 spots in the points table with only 23 points from 27 games. They will be hosting the Villa after facing a 1-0 against Leicester City in the last match.
Aston Villa is currently at the 11th spot in the points table with 33 points from 26 games. They have managed to win 2 and draw 1 of their last 5 matches and will be facing Leeds after a thumping 4-0 win over Southampton.
Leeds United has a goal-scoring average of only 1.11 this season. Aston Villa’s goal-scoring average of 1.68 is comparatively better. The ball possession percentage of Leeds United is 54.80% as of now which is again better than Aston Villa’s percentage of 44.76%.
Leeds United vs Aston Villa H2H
Matches: 103 | Leeds United: 32 | Aston Villa: 40 | Draw: 31
Recent 5 Meetings: Leeds United: 2 | Aston Villa: 1 | Draw: 2
Last Meeting: The game ended with a 3-3 draw in a Premier League fixture on 9 February 2021.
Leeds vs Aston Villa Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Lineup
Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Llorente; Dallas, Forshaw, Klich, Firpo; Raphinha, James, Harrison
Aston Villa (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho
Leeds vs Aston Villa Prediction and Betting Odds: Offensive and Defensive Strategy
The forward attack for Leeds United is led by the Wales footballer Daniel James. James has scored 4 goals this season. He is also having 2 assists and 4 big chances created to his name so far.
The forward pack of Aston Villa comprises players like Ollie Watkins and Philippe Coutinho. Watkins has scored 7 goals so far with 54% dribbling success. Coutinho has 3 goals, 3 assists and 4 big chances created to his name from the 7 games he played.
The Brazilian footballer Raphinha is an attacking midfielder for the United. Raphinha has played well with 9 goals, 2 assists and 7 big chances created as of now. He needs more support from the other midfielders. Stuart Dallas is another key player who has scored 1 goal and played with a dribbling success of 69%.
John McGinn and Douglas Luiz are the key players for Aston Villa in the midfield. McGinn has scored 3 goals this season with 64% dribbling success. Luiz has played with a good passing accuracy of 85% till now with 1.0 interceptions per match.
Leeds United relies on Luke Ayling in the defense department. Ayling has played with an average of 2.4 tackles per game and 58% dribbling success this season. Goalkeeper Illan Meslier has no margin of error against the Villa wingers. Meslier is having 63% saves per match in the current EPL season.
Tyrone Mings is the leading defender for Aston Villa. Mings had 8 clean sheets so far with an excellent average of 4.3 clearances per game. Matty Cash is another crucial player in defense who had 7 clean sheets till now with an average of 2.8 tackles per match.
Leeds vs Aston Villa TV Coverage
Aston Villa v Leeds will kick off at 8 pm.
The live coverage will start from 7 PM on BT Sport 1.
Leeds vs Aston Villa Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
It is going to be a tough challenge for the Leeds side once again. They need to forget what happened over the last few weeks and learn from their mistakes to trouble the Villa boys. Aston Villa, on the other hand, would like to capitalize on their winning momentum and defeat the United in their own backyard. The battle seems close according to the prediction and betting platforms. However, Aston Villa is slightly ahead as per the odds.