Leeds United vs. Aston Villa
January 13, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Leeds United +300 / Aston Villa -110 // Total: 2.5
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Aston Villa and Leeds United face off on Friday in an English Premier League showdown at Villa Park. When these two teams faced off on October 2nd, the two teams played to a 0-0 draw.
Aston Villa comes into this game sitting in 11th place in the standings having picked up 22 points. Last Sunday against Stevenage in the FA Cup, Aston Villa were defeated 2-1. Morgan Sanson scored in the 33rd minute, and it seemed Aston Villa were in good shape to secure the victory. The defense broke down late, though, and they gave up two goals after the 88th minute. The hope is that John McGinn will be back soon from a hamstring injury, but he is going to miss this game. Diego Carlos is still dealing with an Achilles injury, and will be out for a while. Matty Cash picked up an injury in the last game, and it’s going to be hard for him to be back in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Leeds United, who sits in 14th place in the standings having picked up 17 points. Leeds United faced off against Cardiff City in the FA Cup and the game ended 2-2. Sonny Perkins scored in the 93rd minute to tie the game. Their last Premier game came against West Ham, and that game ended in a 2-2 draw. Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Robin Koch, Marc Roca, Tyler Adams, and Rodrigo are all going to be moved back into the starting lineup in this game. There is a chance Patrick Bamford will be healthy enough to move back to the starting lineup in this game.
Leeds United has really struggled away from home this season, and it’s not going to be any different in this game. This Leeds team is going to really struggle to get quality scoring chances and that is going to be the difference here as Aston Villa are going to get the job done. Back Aston Villa on the money line.