Date and Time: 5th December 2021; 10:00 PM IST
Venue: Villa Park
Where to watch Aston Villa vs Leicester City?
India: Star Sports Select and Disney+Hotstar
Aston Villa vs Leicester City Team News:
During Friday’s press conference, Villa manager Steven Gerrard confirmed that Leon Bailey would be out for many weeks with a muscular injury. But Danny Ings will be given every chance to show his fitness over the next 24 hours or so before a final decision on his participation is made.
Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet will be out again, although Matt Targett should be allowed to play left-back after recovering from a head injury.
Ashley Young might replace Bailey in the last third of the field, but no further changes are likely, with Ollie Watkins poised to lead the home team’s line once again.
Both Youri Tielemans and James Justin are making good progress in their injury recoveries for Leicester, but neither player is anticipated to be eligible for selection in this game.
Despite picking up a slight injury against Southampton, Maddison is available for the Foxes and likely start at number ten once again.
Rodgers may make a few changes from the team that began on Wednesday, with Ayoze Perez and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall perhaps moving into the starting lineup.
Aston Villa vs Leicester City Probable Playing XI:
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Nakamba, Luiz; Buendia, McGinn, Young; Watkins
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Aston Villa vs Leicester City Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Aston Villa Win (2.37)
Leicester City Win (2.90)
The One-Line Explainer:
Both of these teams will think that they should be higher up the league table at this point, and this is a crucial match in the context of their respective seasons. There is a case to be made for either a home or away victory, but we believe that a close encounter between two excellent clubs will end even.