A Midlands derby is among the key fixtures in the Premier League on Saturday. Aston Villa could break into the top ten with a victory, while Leicester City will be in desperate need of points as they look to move clear of the relegation places.
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It has been a decent start to life at Villa Park for Unai Emery, as he has taken the Midlands club to the verge of breaking into the top ten. Aston Villa currently sit eleventh, but they are just a point behind both Chelsea and Liverpool in the standings. Their recent form has been strong, as Villa will be looking to record a third straight win on Saturday, and a fourth win in five league fixtures.
Villa has had a long time to prepare for this fixture, as they haven’t played since January 21. It was an excellent display on the road in that fixture, as they landed a 1-0 win at St Mary’s against Southampton. The only goal in the game was scored with 13 minutes remaining by Ollie Watkins. There is likely to be more pressure on the forward in the second half of the season following the departure of Danny Ings.
Leicester City was busy on deadline day, as they brought in Harry Souttar from Stoke City. The defender could be key for the remainder of the season, as the Foxes look to finally move clear of the relegation spots. At present, Leicester sits 14th in the standings, and is just a point clear of the bottom three.
Their recent run of form has been hugely disappointing, as they have gone five without a victory in the Premier League. Over that run, they have suffered four defeats. However, they avoided suffering a fifth straight loss in their previous league game, as they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Brighton at the King Power Stadium.
Aston Villa vs Leicester Head to Head
Aston Villa has picked up two wins from their previous four matches against Leicester. However, the Foxes have enjoyed great success at Villa Park, as they have picked up two wins from their last three visits. But, their only defeat over that period was a 2-1 loss last season.
Aston Villa vs Leicester Prediction
This is an interesting game in the Premier League this weekend. We feel as though both teams will find the net at Villa Park, but we could see the home side just edging to the victory to move into the top half.
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