Aston Villa v Leicester City Preview

February 14, 2015 | By

BetvictorEnglish FA Cup 5th Round action Sunday Afternoon comes from Villa Park and features Aston Villa versus Leicester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BBC 1 High Definition with a scheduled 12:30pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Aston Villa v Leicester City Preview, FA Cup 5th Round, Sunday 15th February 2015

Aston Villa head into this match on Sunday afternoon having so far endured a very difficult season where they have won just five times in the league and currently occupy 18th position of the league table and it came as no real surprise to see their manager Paul Lambert handed his p45.

This cup competition will bring some rest bite and a welcome distraction for both the players and fans and with home advantage, Aston Villa have a real chance to turn their season around with a victory in this one.

Leicester City are also having a very tough time of it in the league this season and they have only managed to win just four matches and currently occupy bottom of the league table and look a mere shadow of the side that spectacularly came from two goals behind against Manchester United to win the game 5-3 and I really can’t see them getting anything from this one as the morale and confidence at the club is obviously at rock bottom at the moment.

Aston Villa Team News:

Philippe Senderos (calf) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) are the only two players unavailable for the hosts as they continue to receive treatment for respective injury related problems. Ron Vlaar has now fully recovered from a knee injury and looks likely to start along with striker Christian Benteke who has started the last two games on the bench.

Leicester City Team News:

Chris Wood (ankle), Kasper Schmeichel (metatarsel) and Roberth Huth (cup tied) are all unavailable for the visitors. Matthew Upson will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved having been forced to come off in the 2-1 defeat against Arsenal midweek.

Aston Villa v Leicester City Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday afternoon’s game from Villa Park will become the 81st meeting between the two clubs over the years. Aston Villa have won 26 times, 19 of those having came at home and Leicester City have won 33 times, 12 of those having came at Villa Park.

Our head to head statistics table below shows the last five meetings between the two clubs over recent years and as we can see it has been Aston Villa who have a slight advantage having won 3 times, with Leicester City having won 2.

10/01/15 PRL Leicester City – Aston Villa 1 : 0
07/12/14 PRL Aston Villa – Leicester City 2 : 1
26/09/07 LEC Aston Villa – Leicester City 0 : 1
23/10/06 LEC Leicester City – Aston Villa 2 : 3E
31/01/04 PRL Leicester City – Aston Villa 0 : 5

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

298 Goals have been scored in the previous 80 meetings between the two clubs over the years and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.72.

142 of those Goals have been scored in the previous 40 matches played between both clubs at Villa Park and this generates us an average goal scoring record for this match of 3.55.

Both sets of data are extremely high and strongly suggest that we should see plenty of goals scored in this game on Sunday afternoon.

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Aston Villa v Leicester City Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Aston Villa: L W L L L

Leicester City: L W L L L

Neither side has been in the best of form lately as we can see from the recent form statistics above and with both having won 1 game and lost the other 4 it does seem to suggest that this game could go either way in this one.

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Aston Villa v Leicester City Match Betting Odds Market

Aston Villa are currently the favourites to win this game on Sunday afternoon with a current best price of 6/4 with Bet365 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an Account, which seems about right considering they do have the all important home advantage.

The Draw is definitely a possible outcome in this game as both clubs have been in dreadful form this season and it certainly wouldn’t surprise me to see this game finish all square and the current best price is available at 12/5 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an Account.

Leicester City would need to be at their very best to win this game in my opinion and their current best price of 21/10 with Betfred – £25 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an Account does seem to reflect their chances in this game.

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Aston Villa v Leicester City Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Based on both clubs form this season this really is a game that could go either way on Sunday afternoon, but with Aston Villa having finally got rid of Paul Lambert, who in my opinion didn’t have a clue what he was doing, they can now start a fresh and I can certainly see a lot of the players being much happier at the club now that he has gone.

Christian Benteke will be one of those players as he has had to endure many games on the bench whilst Lambert was in charge and he will certainly be looking to put in a good performance in this game to show the new manager that comes in that he is worthy of a starting place each and every week.

Leicester City have struggled this season in the league and do look red hot favourites to go back down to the the Championship come May. However, the players will definitely believe they can win this game as they did beat Villa 1-0 in the last meeting in the league which came at the King Power Stadium and I can see the visitors getting at least one goal in this game.

However, the stand out wager for this game and my Banker Prediction has to be Over 2.5 Goals as with the average goals per game statistics showing very high numbers for both overall and match, this game looks destined to see at least 3 when all is said and done.

My Saver is going to be Christian Benteke to Score & Aston Villa to Win as I believe they will prove just the stronger of the two teams.

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