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Aston Villa vs Leeds prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Alex Pattle
·2 min read
 (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leeds visit Aston Villa tonight as Dean Smith’s hosts aim to go top of the Premier League.

Villa’s perfect start from their first four top-flight outings have them second in the table, one point behind Everton but with a game in hand over the league leaders.

Meanwhile, newly-promoted Leeds have won two, lost two and drawn one in a mixed start to their first Premier League term in 16 years.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are 10th in the table as a result, but a win here could send them as high as fourth – or third, it it is a convincing win – if only briefly.

Here’s all you need to know about the game:

When is it?

The game kicks off at 8pm BST at Villa Park.

How can I watch it?

The match will air live on BT Sport Box Office for a one-off fee of £14.95. Viewers will not need a subscription to BT Sport – or Sky – to access Box Office.

What is the team news?

Keinan Davis could return for Villa, but Kortney Hause is less likely to be fit in time. Tom Heaton and Wesley remain on the sidelines for the hosts.

Leeds will be without Kalvin Phillips, who is expected to miss six weeks of action, and with Adam Forshaw and Diego Llorente still out, it could be Pascal Struijk that fills in for the England midfielder. Elsewhere, captain Liam Cooper faces a race against time to be fit in time for tonight’s fixture.

Predicted line-ups

Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Trezeguet, Barkley, Grealish; Watkins

Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas; Struijk; Costa, Klich, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford

Odds

Villa: 6/5

Leeds: 21/0

Draw: 13/5

Prediction

Villa have been in very fine form so far this term, while Leeds have experienced mixed fortunes. The visitors will certainly feel they have the quality to test Dean Smith’s men, though, and should make this a competitive clash. Aston Villa 2-1 Leeds.

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