The EFL Cup has been held 59 times so far. Both the Foxes and the Villans have won the English Cup competition, which is only the second most important, several times and are in the top eight in the all-time best list.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Soccer Betting Tips
While Leicester City is eighth with three overall victories, Aston Villa is even the third most successful team in the EFL Cup with five trophies behind Liverpool and Manchester City. Now the trip for one of the two teams is once again to Wembley, where the 60th final will be held on March 1, 2020.
At Leicester against Aston Villa, the odds of the bookmakers clearly beat towards the home side. This is not surprising in that both teams faced each other in the Premier League less than a month ago – with one clear result: The Foxes won 4-1 in Villa Park.
In general, things are going well for the surprise champion of 2016. Brendan Rodgers’ men are in second place in league operations, while the Lions are 17th in the current table with 24 points less. Worlds lie between the two teams, which affects Leicester’s against Aston Villa accordingly.
So we assume that from this round of the competition both teams want to reach the final and send their best players onto the field. It is therefore likely that Leicester will play Aston Villa Tip 1 at low odds.
Leicester – Statistics & Current Form
Following the aforementioned 4-1 away win at Aston Villa, Leicester City was brought back to the ground in December. In the League Cup, Everton only went to the semi-finals on penalties.
In the Premier League, there was only one counter from three consecutive games. Also because against the two table neighbors Liverpool FC (0: 4) and Manchester City (1: 3) the individual class was missing.
Something that the Foxes make up for again this season by having a committed team on the pitch. And that morale is right was shown by the recent games, in which there were three victories against West Ham, Newcastle and Wigan.
Accordingly, at Leicester against Aston Villa, the odds of bookmakers are now again moving towards the surprise champion of the 2015/16 season. After all, there was only one defeat in the ten home games in the Premier League. In addition, Leicester only conceded nine goals in the King Power Stadium – together with LFC this is the best in the league.
Across all competitions, there are eight wins from the last eleven home games for the group of Brendan Rodgers, who have also only scored once in the last 15 competitive games, namely the 0: 4 against Liverpool, without their own goal.
Although top scorer Jamie Vardy has recently had calf problems, the eccentric striker may be able to play against the Villans. With 17 goals, the 32-year-old currently tops the Premier League scorer list with a clear lead. He also scored twice against Aston Villa a month ago.
Virtually the entire first eleven were spared just at the weekend in the FA Cup, which means that Brendan Rodgers can let his players play against Southampton in both the EFL Cup and league operations this week.
We assume that the Foxes would not go off the accelerator even with a tour. Speaking of Southampton: The fact that Leicester is playing into a real goal frenzy these days had to be painfully experienced by the Hasenhüttl team at 0: 9 in the league game.
Because a high home win would be a preliminary decision – on January 28, 2020 there is still a semi-final second leg at Villa Park – the Foxes should be all the more motivated to say goodbye to the weak guests with a corresponding result from the King Power Stadium.
Best scorers in the league:
🥇 Jamie Vardy (17 goals)
🥈 James Maddison (6 goals)
Probable lineup of Leicester:
➱ Schmeichel – Chiwell – Evans – Söyüncü – Pereira – Perez – Ndidi – Barnes – Tielemans – Maddison – Vardy
Last games from Leicester:
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Leicester City vs. Wigan 2-0 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Newcastle vs. Leicester City 0-3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/28/2019 – West Ham vs. Leicester City 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/26/2019 – Leicester City vs. Liverpool 0: 4 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Manchester City vs. Leicester City 3-1 (Premier League)
Aston Villa – Statistics & Current Form
Just on New Year’s Day Aston Villa won 2-1 in the Premier League away at Burnley. It was only the second away win in the eleventh match for the newcomer, who is still the league’s shooting gallery in foreign places.
Already a whopping 23 goals conceded by the Claret & Blue Army in the distance – as many as far and wide no other team in the top English division.
With a draw or even away win, Dean Smith’s team would be in a perfect starting position for their potentially ninth final in the EFL Cup. That Leicester versus Aston Villa is not a realistic tip, however, is evident from several Lions performance data.
“People say you are under pressure because you have lost five of the last six games. But look: You’re under a lot more pressure if you won five of the last six games in this league. ” – Dean Smith at Express & Star
Aston Villa not only lost six of their last eight away games, but always had to concede at least one goal in 14 consecutive matches in foreign places. In any case, the defensive is the problem child of the seven-time English champion. There have been two or more goals conceded in ten of the last 15 competitive matches.
So even in the first leg at home against the Foxes, where the Villans, who have been solid at home so far (only four of the ten home games lost the promoted team), had to suffer a 1-4 defeat.
It is hard to believe that the revenge will be successful. Finally, goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who is not represented in the EFL Cup by Lovre Kalinic, who has been strong so far, but by Örjan Nyland is missing.
However, Dean Smith was also able to rotate completely in the FA Cup at the weekend. Ten regular players were spared, which immediately took revenge against relegated Fulham. Villans, who are weak on the road, dropped out early with 1: 2.
Nevertheless, top stars like Jack Gealish, Wesley or Tyrone Mings would now be ready for action again, although the promotion coach has to weigh up exactly how much he would like to put his players under in this match. The Claret & Blue Army is finally expecting Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
With just one point ahead of a direct relegation zone, any counter that can be brought against the defending champion would of course be worth its weight in gold. And the more the Villans’ first eleven spent against Leicester City in the EFL Cup, the less likely this point win would become.
Best scorers in the league:
🥇 Jack Grealish (6 goals)
🥈 Wesley (5 goals)
Probable lineups of Aston Villa:
➱ Nyland – home – Mings – Konsa – Trezeguet – Guilberg – Nakamba – Luiz – Taylor – Kodija – Grealish
Last games from Aston Villa:
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Fulham vs. Aston Villa 2-1 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Burnley vs. Aston Villa 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/28/2019 – Watford vs. Aston Villa 3-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/26/2019 – Aston Villa vs. Norwich City 1-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Aston Villa vs. Southampton 1: 3 (Premier League)
Leicester vs Aston Villa Direct Comparison
Head to head: 42-24-33
There have been a total of 99 clashes between Leicester City and Aston Villa so that both teams will now play their 100th competitive match against each other in the EFL Cup.
With 42 wins, the Foxes lead the 33 games won by the Lions, while only 24 draws round off the direct comparison.
Leicester recently won 4: 1 away on December 8, 2019 in Villa Park. The Foxes’ last home game dates back to September 2015, when the future national champion also won the King Power Stadium 3-2 against the Claret & Blue Army.
Leicester vs Aston Villa Soccer Betting Tips
At Leicester vs. Aston Villa, the prediction is shaped by two factors. On the one hand it is the Villans’ weakness away from home in general and on the other hand their defensive in particular.
23 goals conceded in ten away games are the best of all 20 teams in the English Premier League in a negative sense. Conversely, with Jamie Vardy, who can play despite his calf problems, the Foxes currently have the league’s most successful goalkeeper in their ranks.
In addition, Leicester knows about the chance to be able to work out a loose second leg at Villa Park with a clear home win, in which it is then really no longer about anything.
Key Facts – Leicester vs Aston Villa Tips
♦️ On December 8, 2019, Leicester won 4-1 away at Villa Park
♦️ Aston Villa have always conceded at least one goal in their last 14 away games
♦️ Leicester won eight of the eleven home games in the 2019/20 season
Accordingly, we bet on Tip 1 at Leicester against Aston Villa, which, however, is not associated with a too high odds. Given the strong performance data of the Foxes, however, this is not surprising.
So there has to be a way to boost the odds. We found what we were looking for in the Asian handicap. A -1.5 on the home side means that in the end there should be a victory with at least two goals difference, which we consider highly probable.
For such a result, odds of up to 2.03 are available at Leicester vs. Aston Villa. We invest eight units in this bet.
Competition: EFL Cup
Bet Tip: Handicap: victory at home -1.5