Leicester hosts Aston Villa in the 29th round of the Premier League. The home team takes the field in third place in the championship and wants to take advantage of Manchester City's defeat to close the gap to second. As for Aston Villa, they are at the bottom of the table, in the penultimate place, in needing points to escape from relegation. The match is scheduled to start at 8 pm.
The century-old clash between Leicester and Aston Villa has a slight upside for the blue team, who won 42 times, compared to the 34 they lost. Still, the last few clashes were favorable to Aston Villa, who drew and won the League Cup semi-final knockout games. In the last five matches, Leicester won two, registering a defeat and two draws against Villans.
Leicester enters the field with a good possibility of dreaming with second place again since in case of victory they will be able to shorten the gap to second-placed Manchester City to four points. For that, the Foxes will have to find a way to beat Aston Villa at home, something they have only managed twice in the last two matches. Three of the last five games witnessed more than 2.5 goals. The victory over Birmingham for the FA Cup ended a cycle of four consecutive games without a win for the team coached by Brendan Rodgers.
Aston Villa arrives in Leicester with the aim of taking as many points as possible, in order to escape the relegation places. The Villans take to the field in a series of four consecutive defeats, including one against Manchester City in the League Cup final. The last triumph was precisely against Leicester, in that competition, at the end of January. Only one of Aston Villa's last five games has witnessed more than 2.5 goals.
Leicester: nothing to report.
Aston Villa: Wesley, Tom Heaton and John McGinn are injured.
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