Leicester has seen a bit of rise in form lateley and was unfortunate not to bring home all three points away to Southampton, with the game ending 2-2, but the point was vital climbing a few places in the table and at the moment 10th in Premier League.
Aston Villa with their new manager Steven Gerrard will of course do what they can to bring home all three points and close the gap to Leicester as they will be on even points if the home team wins. Villa are 13th in the table and need their points to get the season fully on track.
We certainly believe that Brendan Rodgers fielding his best team from start will be able to get a godd result and bring home all three points, but would settle with a draw away any day as that is surely in Premier League a good result.
We all know that this is a special game for both Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard with their past at Liverpool and of course important for Gerrard to build on his good performances so far getting very close to getting a point against Manchester City.
The fact that vital players can be out for Aston Villa might give Leicester an advantage, but nothing to be taken for granted as the two teams have squads that are capable of good results even when missing a few key players.
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Likely Line-Up, (4-3-3), Martinez – Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett – Nakamba, Ramsey, McGinn – Buendia, Watkins, El Ghazi, Subs: Tuanzebe, Steer, Hause, Sanson, Doulgas Luiz, Young
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A number of players are previous Villans and Foxes as the two Midland clubs are close in distance and been in the same league for a number of years, with a bit of change lately as Leicester have been a better team than Villa. But it’s been a bit different during the years as the 70’s was a bit the same, and the 80’s changes to the opposite as well as the 90’s and the early days of this century.
Emile Heskey and Mark Draper are two players that both stands out as very good players in both camps, Colin Gibson and Allan Evans, both from the League winning team in the 80’s later turning out for Leicester in the 2nd tier. You also have going a bit back in time, Davie Gibson and Derek Dougan who also played for both clubs.Embed from Getty Images
In recent years as described above a bit of an upper hand for Leicester, but we certainly believe it will be tough test at Villa Park on Sunday. Villa did win that vital League Cup semi-final game which made them finalists of the 2020 final.
Aston Villa returned to the Premier League a couple of seasons ago after a few years in the 2nd tier and it will be interesting to see what will happen in their future, being the big brother of Midlands with Leicester, Wolves and other clubs being more successful in the last years.
Julian Joachim, Brian Little, Martin O’Neill and Simon Grayson are other names to mention as they have a grand history from both camps, but tomorrow non of them will be involved as Aston Villa takes on Leicester at Villa Park.Embed from Getty Images
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