Match Preview, Aston Villa, one to watch, Mbwana Samatta, latest on Jamie Vardy, and that special fun fact

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The 27 year old former Genk forward Mbwana Samatta is “one to watch”. He has not yet set the World on fire since arriving at Villa Park, but his arrival is a bit of a speciality. He is the first Tanzanian to ever play in the Premier League, and the forward with a grand goalscoring ratio could be seen as a bargain coming in for a fee of £8.5 million.

Leicester City did fail against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semi-final, but looking at the two games in full, it was no doubt who were the dominant team, but as we have seen in the past domination and possession in it self doesn’t win you football games.

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Aston Villa needs points to avoid relegation and Leicester needs to get back on track to not miss out on that Champions League campaign next season. A steady run of games will secure that spot and at the same time give the club a lot of confidence.

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The key question, will Jamie Vardy make it and be available, another question to ask, will Wilfred Ndidi play from start, we believe both are in the side.

Aston Villa have lost their last four games and at the moment in the relegation zone of the Premier League. Leicester is neither on a great run with two draws and two defeats in their last four games.

  • Fun Fact

    • Brian Little, John Gregory and Allan Evans are all Aston Villa legends and for always will they be remembered as great players and also part of the coaching and management life at Villa Park, but they are also very much part of Leicester City, as Little was the manager at the club for four years, Evans in temporary charge and John Gregory part of the coaching staff.

 

  • Kick Off, 20.00

  • Ground, King Power Stadium
  • Last League Meeting: 11 v. 11
    • 08.12.19, PL, 1-4, Win, Villa Park
  • Referee:
    • Michael Oliver
  • Likely Line-Up’s
    • Leicester City (4-3-3)
      • Schmeichel – Pereira, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans – Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison – Perez, Vardy, Barnes
    • Aston Villa (4-2-3-1)
      • Reina – Guilbert, Targett, Mings, Engels – Luiz, Nakamba – Grealish, El Ghazy, El Mohemedy – Samatta

Predicted Result: 1-0, Win

The Opposition

Aston Villa

  • Nickname: Villans
  • Colours: Claret / Blue
  • Manager: Dean Smith
  • Arch Enemy: Birmingham City
  • One to watch: Mbwana Samatta
  • Life in both camps
  • Squad

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