Aston Villa – Leeds PREDICTION (23.10.2020)


Aston Villa – Leeds SOCCER PICKS

Aston Villa and Leeds United meet at Villa Park, in a match for the 6th round of the Premier League. The history of recent head-to-head matches is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. The last head-to-head meeting between these two teams, on 04-28-2019, ended with a draw (1‑1).

Aston Villa :

The home team is currently in 2nd position, with 12 points won, after 4 victories. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Liverpool by (7‑2). In the last match, they won in an away match against Leicester City by (0‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Aston Villa won 6 and lost 4.

For this competition, he records a sequence of 4 wins in his last matches. Their defense has been very solid, since they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition.

The team led by Dean Smith comes to this day motivated, after a victory by 0x1 in the visit to the Leicester stadium: Barkley, at minute 91, scored the only goal of the game. The home team tends to play in a 4-3-3 tactical system, favoring quick transitions, mainly through the flanks, with the top three men being Grealish, Watkins and Trezeguet. One of the strong points of Aston Villa are the offensive stopped balls, in addition to this team excels in the passing game. Apparently, coach Dean Smith should not be able to count on forward Wesley, because he is injured.

Leeds United :

The visiting team is currently in 10th position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against Manchester City by (1‑1). In the last match, they lost at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers by (0‑1). In their last away match for this competition, they won (0‑1) against Sheffield United. In their last 10 away matches Leeds United has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback.

The team led by Marcelo Bielsa comes to this match unmotivated, after a 0x1 loss at home to Wolverhampton. Like the rival of this day, the visiting team chooses to play in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Hélder Costa, Bamford and Harrison. As they are playing away from home, Leeds is expected to take a more defensive stance, in order not to be at a disadvantage on the scoreboard. Coach Marcelo Bielsa is expected to have three absences for this day, all due to injury: Gaetano Berardi, Jay-Roy Grot and Adam Forshaw.

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