A huge match will take place at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, as Leicester City play for the first time since the departure of Brendan Rodgers. Aston Villa will be the visitors, as they search for a third straight win in the Premier League.
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It has been all change at the King Power Stadium over the last three days, as Brendan Rodgers’s time in charge of the Foxes has come to an end. The manager departs the club with Leicester sitting second bottom in the standings with just ten games of the season remaining. The Foxes have lost five of their last six in the league, and will desperately need a victory to bounce back from their recent setback against Crystal Palace.
However, the King Power hasn’t been the fortress that it has in previous campaigns this term, as Leicester has lost five of their previous seven league matches with home advantage. To make matters worse, they have landed just a single victory in seven fixtures at home.
It has been an excellent period in the season for Aston Villa, as Unai Emery’s side will be chasing a late push for a European spot. Villa currently sits ninth in the standings, but they could move up to sixth in the table with a victory on the road against the Midlands rivals. They come into this game in excellent form, as they have recorded four wins from their previous five matches.
The latest of those was a fine 2-0 success on the road against Chelsea, with Ollie Watkins and John McGinn finding the net. But, the Villa has struggled in recent midweek fixtures, as they are without a win in their previous five since a 3-0 win at Leeds in March 2022.
Leicester City vs Aston Villa Head to Head
Leicester landed victory in the previous meeting between the sides, and they will be chasing just a third Premier League double over their rivals. Villa has also underperformed on the road against the Foxes, winning just two of their 13 Premier League visits.
Leicester City vs Aston Villa Prediction
The recent trends may point to a Leicester victory, but it is incredibly hard to overlook the recent Villa form. Emery’s side will be outsiders in the betting for this fixture, and it may be worth taking a chance on them maintaining their excellent recent run of form.
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