Leicester vs Aston Villa Predictions & Betting Odds – 8th January 2020

Foxes can sink the Villains at the King Power

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Leicester vs Aston Villa Betting Tips – EFL Cup Semi Final, 8th January 8.00pm

This is the EFL Cup semi-final first leg and Leicester will be aiming to build a comfortable lead at the King Power. The Foxes are strong favourites to work their way through to the Wembley final. The winner of this semi-final tie will be lining up against either Manchester City or Manchester United in that final. Can Villa get anything out of this tough trip? Read our predictions for Leicester vs Aston Villa.

Leicester vs Aston Villa Betting Odds*

Leicester 4/11
Draw 17/4
Aston Villa 7/1

EFL Cup Semi Final Betting at Bet365

Leicester News and Form – Can Leicester open up the first-leg lead?

After a few struggles through December, Leicester are back in form. They are on a three-match winning streak in all competitions, despite boss Brendan Rodgers being bold enough to make plenty of changes to starting elevens. That has kept them fresh and sharp. This current winning streak includes league successes over West Ham and Newcastle, plus a home FA Cup success over Wigan on the weekend. It’s been back to back clean sheets from them so that is a big improvement as they had been on a six-match streak without one before that.

Leicester 3-0 Correct Score
8/1

Ladbrokes

The only team to have visited the King Power this season and left with a win is currently Premier League leaders Liverpool. The overall home record of Leicester in all competitions is W8 D2 L1. They have stacked up five clean sheets in that sequence as well. In this season’s FA Cup, Leicester have beaten Newcastle (penalties), Luton, Burton and Everton (penalties). This is their first home game of this season’s competition. Leicester have not lost an EFL Cup tie in 90 minutes since a 1-0 defeat against Shrewsbury back in 2014.

Leicester vs Aston Villa Head to Head

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The Foxes won 4-1 at Villa in December EPL action
Leicester are undefeated in their last three games against Villa (W2 D1)
Villa are W3 D2 L2 in the EFL Cup head to head with Leicester
The last League Cup meeting at Leicester was in 2006 with Villa winning 3-2

 

Key-Facts – Leicester vs Aston Villa

  • Leicester are unbeaten in 90 minutes in EFL Cup matches since 2014
  • Three of Leicester’s last four EFL home games
  • Villa have no away clean sheet in any competition this season

 

Aston Villa News and Form – Can Villa win away at Leicester?

The League Cup has been a nice change of pace for Villa this season. While they are naturally more worried about their Premier League survival, they are just two games from a Wembley appearance. In the last round, they took on a Liverpool youth side and produced a 5-0 win at Villa Park. That was nothing more than a bye for them really. It added to successes over Crewe, Brighton and Wolves that they have secured on their way to this semi-final. Villa have scored at least two goals in each of their four games in the competition this season.

Villa have taken a total of six defeats in their last nine games in all competitions (W3) and it has been some poor defensive efforts which have blighted their season. Troublingly for them, the Villains have not earned an away clean sheet all season in any competition. Aston Villa have conceded at least two goals in seven of their last eight away games. On the weekend they lost 2-1 at Championship side Fulham in the FA Cup. The Villains have taken a W4 L1 record in their last five League Cup away games. But only one of those was against Premier League opposition, this season’s win at Brighton.

Leicester vs Aston Villa Tips & Odds

Leicester to win to nil at 13/10
HT/FT Leicester/Leicester at 20/21
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2020 at 6:35 p.m.)

Leicester vs Aston Villa Predictions

Leicester to win: Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has managed his squad so well through a busy period. They still look fresh and strong enough to easily go and secure themselves a solid lead in this tie. Leicester to win to nil.


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