Leeds United host Aston Villa in the Championship at Elland Road on Saturday evening, in a game that could be close to call given the impressive form of both clubs. With Leeds having suffered just one defeat at home since September, while Aston Villa have lost only once on the road since August, this weekend’s meeting in West Yorkshire could be a stalemate given how much is at take in the division.
Leeds United v Aston Villa
December 3rd 2016
Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Ultra HD
Leeds United are enjoying their best start to a Championship season for some time, currently sitting pretty in fifth place with 29 points from 18 games, coming off the back of four wins from their last five. Manager Garry Monk has turned the club around in the second tier and has made the Whites a well-oiled unit on home soil, having lost just once at Elland Road in their previous six. Leeds United could go fourth in the table with a win against Aston Villa on Saturday, but the equally impressive form of the visitors might make for an even affair.
A resurgent Aston Villa find themselves 11th in the Championship table with 25 points this season, having recently extended their unbeaten run to seven games ahead of their trip to Elland Road. The Villans have picked up four wins and three draws in this time, and could go within a point of the playoffs with victory over Leeds this weekend. New manager Steve Bruce has overseen the turnaround in form and will treat their trip to Leeds with caution, acknowledging the Whites’ bright start to the season and the dangers of losing rather than taking a point by being more pragmatic.
With Aston Villa having drawn their last two away games in the Championship to trick opposition, Bet365 are giving odds of 9/4 for Leeds United and Aston Villa to draw in Saturday evening’s meeting.