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Aston Villa vs Leicester prediction ahead of Premier League fixture today

Aston Villa vs Leicester prediction ahead of Premier League fixture today
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash

A victory for Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon will take them above Leicester and into the top half of the Premier League table.

Both these sides have suffered with inconsistency so far this season, but they have also shown signs of recovery in recent weeks.

Brendan Rodgers’ team do have a huge Europa League game against Napoli just a few days later, so they may choose to rest a few players in order to give themselves the best chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Either way, it promises to be a hotly-contested game at Villa Park as Rodgers and Steven Gerrard reunite for the first time since they faced off as Celtic and Rangers bosses.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is Aston Villa vs Leicester?

The match will kick off at 4.30pm GMT on Sunday, 5 December.

How can I watch it?

Watford vs Manchester City will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League. Subscribers can stream the game live online via the Sky Sports website and Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

What is the team news?

Villa boss Gerrard has confirmed that Leon Bailey is set to be out for a few weeks after being forced off with a thigh injury against Man City in midweek.

Leicester are set to be without midfielder Youri Tielemans and full-back Ricardo Pereira, but other than that Brendan Rodgers is expected to have everyone else available.

Predicted line-ups

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Nakamba, J. Ramsey, McGinn; El Ghazi, Watkins, Buendia.

Leicester: Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Soumare; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.

Odds

Aston Villa – 31/21

Draw – 5/2

Leicester – 47/23

Prediction

Aston Villa will have been proud of their showing against Manchester City despite going down 2-1 in front of their home fans. Gerrard has the opportunity to make this a third win from four games against a Leicester side who are currently widely inconsistent. 2-1 Aston Villa.