Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Leeds

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Aston Villa vs Leeds

England Championship – Round 43



Aston Villa will be seeking to follow up on their tight 1 – 0 victory against Cardiff last time out, a game with very little between the teams. Leeds have won just one of their last eight games and will be seeking to improve on their 3 – 1 defeat to Preston last time out, as they continue to concede a lot of chances. This is expected to be an entertaining game, with plenty of goals.


Aston Villa vs Leeds News, Stats & Facts

  • Aston Villa (W2, D1, L2) sit in fourth-place with automatic promotion still in their grasp, as Leeds United (W1, D1, L3) look to defend the 14th place.
  • After beating Cardiff 1-0 in the last round, a win here for Villa (76pts) will not only guarantee a playoff spot, but will heap even more pressure on Neil Warnock’s faltering third-placed team. A tricky run-in pits the ‘Villains’ against Ipswich and Millwall at home, followed by Derby away. With ten league titles to boast, however, Villa are solid contenders for promotion to the Premiership.
  • With two wins since Christmas and just three clean sheets in 2018, Leeds are taking each game as it comes and the season’s end can’t come soon enough. After an early season showing in the play-off spots, Leeds’ away form now sees them with one league win in ten fixtures. With eight goals scored in their last ten away matches since December 2017, Leeds may struggle against Villa’s home form, which has produced 25 league goals in ten matches.
  • Paul Heckingbottom has won just two of his 12 games in charge, and with Leeds fan and Yorkshireman Mick McCarthy now free, the media conjecture begins.


Verdict: Total Goals Over 2.5


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