Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Leeds United and Aston Villa face each other at Elland Road in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. The Whites have been having their ups and downs in the 2020/21 Premier League season, but they are on the right track to secure the elite division survival. The likes of Berardi, Forshaw, Koch, Phillips, Poveda, and Rodrigo are all likely to miss the game with injuries, but given Leeds’ attacking potential, we are positive that Marcelo Bielsa’s troops are going to find the net against Aston Villa.
The Villans, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Leicester City. Aston Villa are not regarded as good travellers, but given Leeds United’s shaky defence, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. Aston Villa key midfielder Jack Grealish is rated doubtful for the game.
Highlighted Player (Kalvin Phillips):
Kalvin Phillips started his youth career at Wortley Juniors, but he has been playing for Leeds United ever since he joined the Elland Road outfit at the age of 15. The 177-cm-tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Leeds, but he has yet to make his debut for the England national team.
Born in Leeds on December 2, 1995 Kalvin Phillips is a right-footed footballer whose main position is defensive midfield. However, he is used as a central midfielder as well. The English footballer scored his first ever goal for the Whites in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on April 11, 2015.
Kalvin Phillips made his debut for Leeds United against Wolverhampton on April 6, 2015. Nicknamed “Yorkshire Pirlo”, Phillips is known for his sharp passes and long ball distribution. He covers his defensive duties in style as well.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa is one of the three clubs that dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Villans host their rivals at Villa Park, the stadium that was opened in 1897 and its’ capacity is 42,682. However, it has to be noted that the highest attendance recorded at the stadium was 76,588 when Aston Villa faced Derby County in the FA Cup back in 1946.
Aston Villa’s fiercest rivals are Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves and Coventry City is big as well. Aston Villa have won seven First Division (Premier League) trophies, with the team clinching seven FA Cup trophies as well.
The team’s biggest success, though, came in 1982 when they won the European Cup. The Villans defeated Bayern Munich (1-0) in the title game and Peter Withe was named the man of the match.