Aston Villa v Leicester is a Midlands derby that sees two teams who have enjoyed contrasting fortunes this season go head-to-head.
Aston Villa v Leicester
Premier League Kick-off 5:30PM on Saturday 16th January 2016. Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
Aston Villa ended a 19 game run without a Premier League win with a 1-0 win over out-of-form Crystal Palace. The result still sees the Villans rock-bottom of the table and the side from the Midlands are still odds of 1/12 with Coral to be relegated this season.
Villa has improved slightly under Remi Garde in recent Premier League games, but they are still struggling to score goals. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in six of the Villans last seven top-flight games.
Leicester recorded a crucial 1-0 win at top four rivals Tottenham on Wednesday night, as German defender Robert Huth scored the only goal of the game. The Foxes have also struggled to score goals in recent games, having scored just one goal in their last four top-flight games.
The win ended a relatively poor run of form for Claudio Ranieri’s side, who had failed to win any of the previous four games in all competitions. The Foxes do have a very good away record in the Premier League though, winning five of their last six away games and are odds of 5/4 with BetVictor to win this game.
Leicester have not been as convincing in recent weeks, as in the early part of the campaign, so Villa may just have a chance of claiming a win in this one. You can back a Villans win at odds of 5/2 with Bet365.
Villa may be bottom, but that win against Sunderland may just improve the mood within the squad and I believe they may just grab a draw in this encounter, which is odds of 5/2 with Totesport.
My tip for this game is a low scoring draw, which means a bet of under 2.5 goals scored is the way to go in this game and that is odds of 3/ 4 at Boyle Sports.