Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Leicester will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace when they welcome Aston Villa to their King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Foxes are desperate to win the postponed fixture as they are sitting in the relegation zone, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Brendan Rodgers is no longer in charge of the team, and seeing that all Youri Tielemans, James Justin, Ryan Bertrand, Dennis Praet, and Jannik Vestergaard miss out with injuries, home win should not be considered.
Defender Jonny Evans should recover in time to face the Villans. The visitors, on the other hand, did well to beat Chelsea (2-0) at Stamford Bridge, and given Leicester City’s seven-game winless run in all competitions, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Graham Potter’s troops. The visitors will be without Philippe Coutinho, Matty Cash, and Jed Steer in Tuesday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
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.