Leeds United vs Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Leeds United vs Aston Villa Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Friday evening (19:45) game is live on SKY TV and features two sides in the top third of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Leeds put behind them their disappointment of losing to Wolves behind them with a 2-0 Yorkshire derby victory over Barnsley at Oakwell. Samuel Saiz and Egzijan Alioski netted in the first-half to secure the points and that was the end of the scoring. Aston Villa registered their third straight victory as they defeated Ipswich 2-0 at Villa Park last time out. Albert Adomah wrapped up the points with a brace as he made it five goals in three fixtures.

The two meetings between these two sides last season saw United take four points as they won 2-0 at Elland Road while the game in the Midlands ended 1-1. The home side has tended to dominate their head-to-heads with no away victory in the last eight.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a tough game to call with little to choose between these sides and as such I would look to swerve the match market betting and look to find the value elsewhere. Both these teams score over 50% of their goals in the first-half so given that either side are better than evens to net in the first-half this looks a value selection.

Leeds to score in the first-half

Aston Villa to score in the first-half

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Aston Villa have not conceded a goal in 70% of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leeds United Form Guide

Leeds United Team Logo

Leeds United

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

13-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Club Friendlies

MNL All Stars

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Aston Villa Form Guide

Aston Villa Team Logo

Aston Villa

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

31-03-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

15-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Leeds United Preview

Two victories from their last three games has moved United back into the top eight and into the promotion mix after a run before that of six defeats in seven. This is the only one of their next ten against a team above them in the league table. At Elland Road, victory over Middlesbrough put to an end a run of three without victory and they will hope to once again make the ground a fortress. Each of the last three and four of their last five in front of their own fans has seen both teams score and gone over 2.5. Around 60% of the goals Leeds have scored this season have come in the first-half with 38% in the opening thirty minutes. Ezgjan Alioski has found the back of the net now in each of the last four league appearances.

Leeds United Team News

Stuart Dallas (ankle) and Pierre Michel Lassoga (illness) are doubts.

Aston Villa Preview

Just one defeat in seven and three straight victories has put Villa in the hunt for an automatic promotion spot. Three of their next four are against sides in the top-half so they need keep up that winning momentum.

Away from Villa Park, they have won their last two and the only defeat in their last seven on the road came at leaders Wolves. Just one of their last six away matches has seen both teams find the back of the net.

Just one of their last seven fixtures has been goalless at half-time though two more have been all-square at 1-1. Over 50% of the goals the Midlands outfit have scored this season have come in the first-half with around a third of their goals coming in the opening thirty minutes.

Aston Villa Team News

Gabby Agbonlahor (calf), Jonathan Kodjia (ankle), Andre Green (hamstring), Mile Jedinak (shoulder), Jordan Lyden (ankle) and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy are doubts. John Terry (broken toe) and Scott Hogan (stomach) are long-term absentees

Leeds United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Aston Villa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leeds United vs Aston Villa Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Felix Wiedwald 190 82
28 RB Gaetano Berardi 179 72
6 CD Liam Cooper 180 73
18 CD Pontus Jansson 194 89
2 LB Luke Ayling 185 72
19 CM Pablo Hernandez 173 70
21 CM Samuel Saiz 174 68
10 CM Ezgjan Alioski 172 63
23 CDM Kalvin Phillips 177 72
25 CDM Ronaldo Vieira 177 74
45 CF Caleb Ekuban 188 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
3 RB Neil Taylor 175 65
5 CD James Chester 177 75
4 CD Christopher Samba 193 100
21 LB Alan Hutton 185 72
18 AM Joshua Onomah 180 64
37 RM Albert Adomah 185 74
14 CM Conor Hourihane 181 62
6 CM Glenn Whelan 180 79
7 LM Robert Snodgrass 182 82
39 CF Keinan Davis 191 68