Leeds United vs Aston Villa
English League Championship
Date: Friday, 1st December 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Elland Road.
Two ambitious sides face each other on Friday as Elland Road hosts the game between Leeds United and Aston Villa.
Leeds took 3 points last round as the team played Barnsley away. Saiz opened the score in the middle of the first half. The second goal came seconds before the half time as Alioski found the net. The second half was goalless and Leeds too all the points.
Aston Villa defeated Ipswich at home on Saturday. Adomah scored both of the goals. The first came in the 36th minute of the game while 30 minutes later he got his second goal after an assist from Robert Snodgrass. Villa limited their opponent chances and took a good victory with a clean sheet.
Form and Tactical Analysis
United are currently trying to get out of their awful run. They are now 8th with just 3 points gap between them and 6th place. The team is slowly picking up pace after a very tough run. Last time they played at home they took their first home victory in 4 games losing all the other 3.
Leeds plays in a 4-2-3-1 formation typically. Saiz plays behind the striker pulling the strings in the midfield. Leeds have no major problems in their squad and the manager can use its full potential.
Aston Villa sits into the play-off zone currently. The team is 5 points behind direct promotion and 6 points over 7th placed Middlesbrough. They have just a single victory in 7 games winning last 3 of them. They won their last 2 away games and with 4 victories in the last 6 away games the team looks more than capable to pose Leeds a threat.
Villa played in a 4-2-3-1 formation last round. The trio behind the striker was looking particularly menacing with Adomah, Onomah and Snodgrass providing plenty of opportunities. Villa has a lot of injury concerns currently especially up front. Kodjia and Agbonlahor are both short on fitness wit their injuries while Scott Hogan has stomach issues.
Leeds vs Aston Villa: Head to head
- The draw is the most common result here recently as 3 of the last 6 games finished that way. Leeds have an advantage of 2 victories to 1 in the other 3 games.
- Still besides the last 2 games from the previous season these sides met back in 2004 in the Premier League before Leeds’ relegation.
- Last season Leeds won 2-0 at home and drew at Villa Park 1-1.