Leicester City vs Aston Villa – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2022-23

Scottish side's progress under the management of Steven Gerrard shows that the former Liverpool player is already doing better than the likes of Frank Lampard, Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a manager.

Two struggling Premier League sides Leicester City and Aston Villa will battle for maximum points when they meet at the King Power Stadium this Saturday. 

Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester)

Key Statistics

Leicester City are winless in their last six games (D1, L5).

The hosts have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 league games. 

Only Bournemouth (18) have conceded more goals than the Foxes (16).

Aston Villa are yet to score more than a single goal in the league this season.

They have lost their last three league games away from home. 

Leicester City have kept seven clean sheets against Aston Villa in the Premier League. The Villans have kept four clean sheets against the Foxes. 

Head to head

In 26 EPL pictures between both sides, Leicester City have triumphed ten times while Aston Villa have six wins. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Leicester City: L-L-L-W-L

Aston Villa: D-L-L-W-L

Leicester City 

Leicester City will look to get their first league win of the season when they welcome Aston Villa to King Power Stadium this Saturday.

The hosts have endured a miserable run of form this season having lost five out of their six opening games of the season.

Their last result was a miserable 5-2 loss against Brighton; a game they lost despite scoring in the first minute of the match.

As such, they come into this tie sitting at the bottom of the league table, with just one point to show. Their poor form has been down to a defence that has failed to keep a clean sheet this season while also conceding a whopping 16 goals.

For context, only newly-promoted Bournemouth who conceded nine goals against Liverpool have conceded more goals than Brendan Rodgers’ men. But things do not look like they will improve soon after they lost key defender Wesley Fofana to Chelsea this summer. 

But if there is a side they will want to face amidst their struggles, it will be an Aston Villa side who are bereft of confidence after a poor start to the season.

Possible Leicester City starting line-up

Danny Ward; Luke Thomas, Jonny Evans, Daniel Amartey, James Justin; Wilfred Ndidi; Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy.

Injured: Ricardo Pereira, Ryan Bertrand

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 

Aston Villa 

Like their hosts, Villa are also enduring a nightmare start to the new season having lost four of their opening six league games (W1, D1), leaving them hovering just above the relegation zone. 

But unlike their hosts, Steven Gerrard’s men have had a few things to cheer about, including a credible 1-1 draw with Manchester City last weekend as well as the summer additions of Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara.

While Leicester have struggled at the back, the visitors’ main struggles have been in attack where they are yet to register more than a single goal in any of their matches so far. 

And so with a struggling attack meeting a struggling defence, fans of both teams will be hoping for their team to capitalise on the weaknesses of the other. But given that Villa have won just one of their last eight EPL away fixtures (D1, L6), which included a 0-0 stalemate at the King Power Stadium in April, this is likely to be another game low on goals. 

Possible Aston Villa starting line-up

Emi Martinez; Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne; John McGinn, Jacob Ramsey, Boubacar Kamara; Ollie Watkins, Emi Buendia, Leon Bailey.

Injured: Diego Carlos

Doubtful: Leander Dendoncker

Suspended: None 


Leicester City 1-1 Aston Villa