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Aston Villa v Leicester: Forecast says goals for Villa Park clash

| 05.12.2014

Bottom-placed Leicester travel to Aston Villa for Sunday’s late kick-off and if previous Premier League encounters between the Midlands clubs are anything to go by; Sky Sports subscribers are in for a treat.

Unbeaten in four games Villa are the marginal 13/10 favourites to prevail, while both visiting Leicester and the draw are deemed 23/10 chances.

After flicking through the history of this fixture and mulling over the form book, here are three ways we envisage a profit being turned:

Over 3.5 goals @ 12/5

This bet would have landed in each of leaky Leicester’s last two league games, which have witnessed them score three times, but concede six.

Their hosts have not been anything like as porous recently, though Paul Lambert’s men have hit the net in each of their last three matches.

But the icing on this bet’s cake is the 13 goals, at an average of 4.3 per game, that have flown in over the last three Premier League clashes, albeit a few seasons ago.

Both teams to score and Aston Villa to win @ 18/5

Leicester have made a habit of losing lately, seven times in their last nine games to be precise, while not winning in 10.

This dreadful form alone is enough to suggest Villa are the most likely victors, while the 12th-placed hosts’ appear to have embarked on an upward turn, buoyed by triumphing on the road last time out.

Christian Benteke to score first @ 11/2

Not only did Villa’s centre-forward hop back into the scoring saddle against Palace after such a long gap, but the Belgian has also been boosted to score first by Ladbrokes.

Considering the Villans have taken the lead in every one of the seven games in which they’ve been on target this season, this rates a brilliant bet at these odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.