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Leicester vs Aston Villa: Preview, team news, key facts, predicted lineup

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After the dissipating 1-1 draw against Everton, Leicester City are back in action as they take on Aston Villa in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Leicester City comes into the game after a 1-1 draw against Everton. Brendan Rodgers’ side conceded yet another late goal to drop other points in the already disappointing season for the foxes. The club are currently 9th in the Premier League table. They have picked up 41 points from 31 league games so far this term.

Leicester City Premier League form: W D W L D

While Aston Villa have not played a league game in over 10 days. Last time around in the league, the club suffered a horrible 4-0 defeat by the hands of Tottenham Hotspurs. The club are currently 15th in the Premier League table. They have picked up 36 points from 31 league games so far this term.

Aston Villa Premier League form: W L L L L

Key facts

  • Leicester Curt lost this exact fixture last season. Ross Barkley scored in the 90th minute to hand Aston Villa the three points.
  • Aston Villa are looking to complete the league double over Leicester City for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
  • The Villans come into the game on a four-match losing streak in the league.
  • While Leicester City are without a clean sheet in their last five league games.

Team news

Star trio Jamie Vardy, Ryan Bertrand, and Wilfred Ndidi are all ruled out of the clash due to injury. While Boubakary Soumare remains a major doubt due to muscular soreness. James Justin and Caglar Soyuncu look set to be recalled into the starting lineup. While Marc Albrighton and Ademola Lookman should also be recalled back into the starting lineup

Lucas Digne could be out for the remainder of the season due to the collar bone injury he picked up against Tottenham. Ashley Young looks set to continue at left-back for the Villans. Leon Bailey should also be back in the starting lineup in place of Danny Ings.

Predicted lineup

Leicester City predicted lineup:

Schmeichel; Justin, Amartey, Soyuncu, Castagne; Tielemans, Mendy; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Daka

Aston Villa predicted lineup:

Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn; Coutinho, Watkins, Bailey

Leicester City vs Aston Villa: Prediction

Aston Villa may be slow coming out of the traps as they have not featured in over 10 days. While Leicester City’s defensive record this season has been horrendous. There will be goals in the game if both sides capitalize on their chances.

Prediction: Leicester City 1:1 Aston Villa

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