English Premier League. Round 24
Stadium: Villa Park (Birmingham)
Judge: Jarred Gillett
The first-round match between these teams never happened, but in early February they will play a face-off in the second round. Will Leeds be able to go on a new winning streak or will Aston Villa extend their unbeaten streak?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Aston Villa form
Before the break, Aston Villa made heroic saves in a home game against Man United, bouncing back from 0-2 in the second half to set the final score at 2-2. This was followed by a 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison. Rejected by Rafa Benitez, Luca Digne contributed a goal. His team sits 11th in the standings.
Leeds oLeeds got off to a successful start of the year with two wins in the championship. First they beat Burnley (3-1), and then the Peacocks avenged West Ham for the knockout from the FA Cup with a beautiful 3-2 away win. Only after that, Leeds managed to embarrass themselves at home, losing to Newcastle (0-1). Unthinkable misunderstanding. Meanwhile, the Peacocks are in 15th place in the standings, seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Injuries and suspensions
- Aston Villa: Nakamba, Traore, Bailey;
- Leeds United: Firpo, Bamford, Phillips, Cooper.
Aston Villa and Leeds have met 101 times. With a slight advantage, the Villans are ahead 39-32. Last meeting at Villa Park ended with a resounding 3-0 victory for the Peacocks. And the last matchup held in Leeds resulted in a 1-0 victory for the guests.
- 5 of the last 6 games Leeds played away saw Total Under 2.5 goals;
- 7 of the last 8 home games Aston Villa played saw Total Over 2.5 goals;
- Leeds conceded at least 2 goals per game in the last 3 away matches.
Expert Betting Tips
We believe that the game will be productive because Aston Villa do not focus on their defense that much. And Leeds should take advantage of that. That is why we recommend betting on Total Over 2.5 goals for 1.72 from bet365. Also, we believe that the hosts are going to win, as they manage the resources and moments better. Betway gives odds of 1.80 for the triumph of the Villans.
In conclusion, we are inclined to believe that the second half will be more high scoring than the first, as the teams will be getting into stride in the first half. 1xbet gives odds of 2.06 for this betting option.