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Aston Villa vs Leicester City: Preview | Premier League 2019/20

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Leicester City travel to take on Aston Villa on Sunday with the objective of grabbing their eighth win on the bounce in the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers side are currently in hot form as they have been unplayable in some games and have got to rely on late winners to finish of some of their opponents. Leicester went to second on the league table after goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison helped them to beat Watford 2-0 in midweek.

Aston Villa on the hand have not been so bad as they continue to search consistency. The Villans would be mad at themselves for not grabbing at least a point at Stamford Bridge after their 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Aston Villa will hope John McGinn and captain Jack Grealish are in excellent form to face the Foxes if they are to get something from this game, while Leicester will be counting on the experiences of Vardy and Maddison to secure all three points.

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WHEN AND WHERE?

Venue: Villa Park
Date: Sunday, December 8
Time: 14:00 GMT

Aston Villa have just lost one of their last eight home league games against Leicester (W3 D4), going down 0-2 in December 2001.

This is the first meeting between Aston Villa and Leicester since January 2016, and a 1-1 draw at Villa Park in the Premier League. Leicester are unbeaten in three league games against the Villans (W2 D1), having lost each of the three before that.

Aston Villa have won two of their last three home Premier League games (L1), more than they had in their previous 11 in the competition (W1 D3 L7). They are looking for back-to-back top-flight wins at Villa Park for the first time since May 2015.

Leicester have won their last three away league games by an aggregate score of 13-0. Only between October-December of their 2015-16 title winning season have they won four consecutive away games in the Premier League.

Aston Villa haven’t won any of their last 12 Premier League matches played on Sundays (D3 L9), since beating Leicester 2-1 on 7th December 2014.

TEAM NEWS

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Frederic Guilbert is back in contention after serving a suspension against the Blues, while Anwar El Ghazi will be hoping to return to action. Jed Steer and Kienan Davis are yet to return.

The only injury concern for the Foxes is the absence of Damarai Gray, with Brendan Rodgers possessing a full squad for the trip to Villa.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Aston Villa: Heaton; Guilbert, Ngoyo, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Nakamba, Hourihane; Trezeguet, Wesley, Grealish

Leicester: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

PREDICTION

Aston Villa 1- 3 Leicester City

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