Two teams in the Premier League represent the most inconsistent form lock horns this weekend as Leeds United welcome home Aston Villa. The match schedules for Saturday at Elland Road, with kickoff at 8:30 pm.
The Whites registered an impressive 3-0 win over Southampton in their last outing, while Aston Villa succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.
A tribute to Kalvin Philip’s late grandmother was capped off with an impressive 3-0 win over the Saints. Marco Bielsa proved the better man while managing to destroy the Saints high line in a dominant display.
The match saw Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas, and an ever-improving Raphina. Leeds dropped back to the bottom half of the table following defeats to Everton, Arsenal, and Wolves since February. A home wins this weekend might elevate the home side to 10th on the table after 25 matches. However, the Elland Road outfit knows how their inconsistent form can come to bite them.
The Whites have a chance to leapfrog their weekend opponents Villa and Tottenham in eight with a third consecutive triumph on the home side this weekend. The side has gone 16 top-flight games without drawing since their last outing with Arsenal in November.
There are ongoing locker room battles at the Villa Park, especially with disputes involving Jack Grealish. However, all eyes remain on the spot in a Europa League place.
Leeds United vs. Aston Villa Head to Head
Both sides have seven games against each other, with Leeds United taking three wins while Aston Villa wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leeds 3-0 Southampton
Wolves 0-1 Leeds United
Arsenal 4-2 Leeds
Leeds 2-0 Crystal Palace
Leeds 1-2 Everton
Aston Villa 1-2 Leicester City
Brighton 0-0 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham
Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa
Leeds United Team News
Kalvin Philips remains on the sidelines with an injury joined by Jamie Shackleton due to adductor problems. Another addition to the camp’s injury crisis includes Mateusz Klich, who forced off the pitch in their last outing.
Aston Villa Team News
Dean Smith recently announced the unavailability of Matty Cash and Kortney Hause. It looks less likely Ross Barkley might get a start to hand new boy Morgan Sanson a start in midfield. Ollie Watkins is having an improved goal-scoring form and will start in attack.
Prediction and Odds
Leeds has various firing cylinders to make it a goal-scoring galore while Villa is still settling squabbles.
Leeds United Win
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score