Leicester City v Aston Villa Betting Tips: Can Villa beat the drop?

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Aston Villa fought to the death in their Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City last weekend and will have to do so again to stave off relegation this season.

They visit a Leicester City side who have impressed everyone this campaign, but have only won one game in their last five.

With this game vital at both ends of the table, it’s shaping up to be another edge of your seat Monday night in front of the TV…

Match Odds

Leicester are the 4/9 favourites to bag victory tonight, but the home side’s recent record suggests Both Teams to Score in a home win at 17/10 is worth a look.

Villa know a victory at 11/2 would see them leapfrog a clutch of teams into 16th place.

You can get a 2-1 away win at 16s – a draw tonight is 7/2.

Talking Tactics

Leicester’s success this season could be put down to having a settled side. Expect a back five including Kasper Schmeichel, Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira.

Brendan Rodgers can call upon the ‘irrepressible’ Wilfried Ndidi in midfield again and he should be joined by Dennis Praet who’s usurped Youri Tielemans right now.

Jamie Vardy should start up front again and will hope to rediscover his shooting boots.

Villa look set to welcome back Pepe Reina in goal and Trezeguet may come back in for Ahmed Elmohamady on the wing.

If Jack Grealish can find a bit of space between the lines, then it could be Villa’s night.

Goalscorer Odds

Vardy hasn’t scored since December and will be champing at the bit here. The ex-England star is 7/10 anytime and 5/2 to score first.

Our traders have Kelechi Iheanacho next at 10/11 anytime and Ayoze Perez 7/4 to bag tonight.

Mbwana Samatta has led the line well for Villa in Wesley’s absence – and even scored in last week’s final. He’s 13/5 anytime and 20/1 to score 2 or More.

Grealish is 3/1 to notch here, with Anwar El Ghazi at 12/1 to score in an away win.

Match Info

Where: King Power Stadium, Leicester

When: 8pm, Monday 9th March 2020

How to watch: Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event

View the latest Leicester v Aston Villa odds here

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Charlie Dear

Charlie has covered sport for the likes of The Guardian, Football365 and FourFourTwo. Arsenal sufferer. German football fanatic.