Leicester vs Aston Villa: Match preview
The weakened Aston Villa comes to a motivated Leicester The guests will be without first goalkeeper Heaton, best striker Wesley, but also Targett and McGinn. On the other side Leicester is in awesome shape.
Leicester team news:
Leicester host the first ever semi-final match of the Carabao Cup against Aston Villa on Wednesday. Considering the announced lineup, Leicester will try to create good stock in the first run on a possible path to the finals. And above all, they will try to use the situation of the rival on the other side.
Leicester had some form of sobriety at the end of December, because without a real chance he lost against main rivals from the top of the rankings. Well, the latter reaction was great.
Leicester won 3/3 of their last games and did not receive a goal in two of them. They made two home appearances in the Championship (West Ham 2-1 and Newcastle 3-0), and also successfully hosted the FA Cup home match against Wigan.
This season Leicester and Aston Villa have played one-on-one duels. In early December, Leicester stormed Birmingham. He won 4-1 in a duel where Vardy scored two and Iheanacho and Evans each scored one goal.
Probable lineup: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Perez, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.
Aston Villa team news:
Aston Villa returned to the Premier League after a few years of playing in the Championship, and immediately “flashed” in the Cup where it reached the semifinals. Aston Villa scored the highest score in the competition in the eighth finals when they beat Wolverhampton (2-1) at home. The team also used Liverpool’s trip to the World Cup in the quarterfinals to break the Liverpool Juniors 5-0. Also worth mentioning is the third-round victory over Brighton (3-1).
The question is that they play in the semifinals two games against the super-strong Leicester, especially the first one in which Aston Villa is playing visibly weakened.
The guests will be without half of team as we mentioned. Villa has shown very poor visiting power through the Premier League this season. They have achieved a 2-1-8 ratio so far, and with 23 goals received has the weakest away defense in the league. Furthermore, confidence is probably not high either. Aston Villa is 0-3-6 in their last nine games.
Probable lineup: Nyland, Guilbert, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Taylor, Ghazi, Luiz, Nakamba, Grealish, Kodjia.
Both teams want this trophy. Still, Leicester has a better team and greater motivation. We expect them to defeated Villa in this match by at least two goal difference. That is why Leicester victory is something we shouldn’t doubt in.
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