Competition: Premier League
Date: Friday, 13th January 2023
Kickoff: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park
Aston Villa are solid this season. They are a mid-table team right now. Still, Aston Villa won only one in four matches after the World Cup break. In the previous game, they shockingly lost 2-1 at home in the FA Cup against League Two side Stevenage. Actually, Aston Villa had a lead until the 88th minute, but the guests scored two fast late in the game for a big win.
In the game against Stevenage, Aston Villa showed how leaky their defense is. To allow two goals late in the game against the League Two side is troubling.
Leeds should worry about their Premier League status. They are only two points above the relegation zone. Leeds have three draws and one loss in four matches since the World Cup break. In the previous game, they played 2-2 on the road in FA Cup against Cardiff. Guests had 73% ball possession and 26 shots on the goal but still didn't secure progress to the next phase.
Leeds have problems in defense. They allowed 17 goals in the last eight soccer tips and prediction matches, including friendlies. Also, seven of those eight games went over 2.5 goals.
Aston Villa vs Leeds pick: Over 2.5 goals
The game on Friday night should be high-scoring, especially because of Leeds. In every game, Jesse Marsch's team shows how leaky their defense is. On the other hand, Leeds are scoring goals regularly, so we should expect at least three goals in the upcoming tie.
Aston Villa Team News
Aston Villa played with a mixed lineup against Stevenage, but that shouldn't be an excuse for losing against League Two team. That defeat ranks among Aston Villa's most embarrassing moments in history. Unai Emery's team had 17 shots at the goal, yet only three were on target.
Diego Carlos and Jacob Ramsey will not play free football tips in the game against Leeds. Also, John McGinn, Matty Cash, and Ludwig Augustinsson are questionable.
Last matches of Aston Villa
Aston Villa lineup
Leeds Team News
Leeds are among the teams that could change the head coach very soon. Jesse Marsch is under heavy pressure after his team didn't record any wins in the previous six matches on premium soccer tips in all competitions.
Leeds will be without Archie Gray, Stuart Dallas, Luis Sinisterra, and Patrick Bamford in the game against Aston Villa.
Last matches of Leeds United
Leeds United lineup
3 Reasons why this game should see three or more goals
Aston Villa allowed six goals in the last four matches
Leeds conceded 17 goals in the previous eight games, including friendlies
Leeds went over 2.5 goals in seven of the last eight matches