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Despite a rather curious form recently, Aston Villa have a good opportunity to get a victory in round 24 of the Premier League season. They meet Leeds this coming Wednesday at the Villa Park, where they hope to frustrate their upcoming visitors. The last time the pair played each other, back in February 2021, Aston Villa came away as 1-0 winners in the Premier League.

With 26 points after 21 matches, Aston Villa currently lie 11th in the Premier League standings. Leeds play catch-up as they recorded 22 points in 21 matches and they rank as number 15 before their upcoming clash.

Aston Villa go into their next Premier League match, averaging a humble 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches, where they scored a mundane 14 goals, while also conceding 12. That amounts to an average of 1.2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring three times.

Leeds are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring, as they managed a bearable 13 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1.3 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 22 goals. They claimed two clean sheets as they averaged 2.2 against per match.

Following some poor performances in this Premier League campaign recently, The Villans desperately need some points from the match against Leeds to get on track.

Three points for Leeds could go a long way in their quest to reach the top half of the Premier League table. A difficult task awaits, though, as Aston Villa won't go down without a fight.

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Aston Villa Form

Aston Villa have seen it all in their last three matches, which brought home four points. First, they went down 1-0 against Manchester United, before picking up a 2-2 draw against Manchester United. Their latest match brought a 1-0 win in their encounter with Everton. Aston Villa were only able to win two of their past six possible home matches in the league. These six matches on home soil produced a record of 2-1-3 in which, they were outscored by 9-12.

Leeds Form

It is all or nothing with Leeds at the moment and sadly for them, it has been more “nothing” than “all”. They first went down 2-0 in an encounter with West Ham, to which they replied by beating West Ham 2-3. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side when they lost 1-0 against Newcastle. Leeds pulled off two wins in their last six away matches in the Premier League. They were outscored by 15-8 and have a record of 2-1-3.

Aston Villa claimed 12 points from their past five matches against teams placed in the bottom six of the Premier League. They secured four wins, scoring 10 goals along the way, whilst conceding three.

Both Aston Villa and visitors Leeds seem to struggle just a wee bit much right now, with keeping a clean sheet. We go out on a limp here and suggest that, both teams will find the back of the net.

Stats

  • Aston Villa have scored in the last 12 home matches in a row
  • In 6 of the last 7 home matches Aston Villa played, both teams scored
  • Leeds have conceded in 19 of the last 20 away matches
  • Leeds have not won 7 of the last 9 away matches
  • Leeds have lost 5 of the last 7 matches

Aston Villa vs Leeds - Team News

Aston Villa could have four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their match at home with Leeds this coming Wednesday.

Trezeguet, Bertrand Traore, Marvelous Nakamba and Leon Bailey are all absent from the Aston Villa squad that faces Leeds at Villa Park.

Worst-case scenario, Leeds have a total of four players out for their next match.

Raphinha, Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips are among the four players unlikely to feature for Leeds, when they travel to the Villa Park.

Aston Villa vs Leeds H2H

The last time, the two teams faced off against each other, Aston Villa ran out 1-0 winners. In was a match played at Elland Road back in February 2021 in the Premier League. Aston Villa enter the match against Leeds with a 3-3-4 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 30% matches winning ratio for Aston Villa, with Leeds victorious 40% matches of the times. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet four times in the past 10 matches between Aston Villa and Leeds. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 2.10 with the bookies.

Match Prediction

Jacob Ramsey has been one of the most prolific goalscorers for the home team recently. Surely, Aston Villa are relying on him to once again shine in the upcoming game against Leeds since he is now on two in his last half dozen games. Meanwhile, the visitors will be looking up to Jack Harrison and hope that he will add more goals to his current total of four goals in his last six games. Siding with these two players should be a reasonable thing to do when considering the goalscorer betting market.

Aston Villa claimed all three points four times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run. Leeds won three of their last 10 games away, while drawing one and losing six in this series of matches. Aston Villa managed to win without conceding a goal three times in those last 10 matches at Villa Park.

Under 2.5 goals happened four times in the last 10 encounters between these two rivals. Aston Villa managed an average of 0.8 goals, with Leeds averaging 1.1 goals in these. Both teams not to score was a winning bet six times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Aston Villa’s last 10 matches across the tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.2 goals during this run. There were more than two goals in six of the last 10 matches that Leeds played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.2 goals in these matches.