Aston Villa v Leicester City: EFL Cup prediction and betting tips
Villa did properly to earn a first-leg draw away from residence but Leicester remain favourites to reach the EFL Cup last at Wembley
Odds are appropriate at the time of publishing and are subject to vary.
Best guess – both teams to score
Villa defied the percentages by holding Leicester to a draw within the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final at the King Power Stadium and may have to take action again to e-book their place at Wembley on 1 March.
Frédéric Guilbert gave Villa a deserved lead before Kelechi Iheanacho equalised for Leicester. Dean Smith’s side have since been thrashed by Manchester City, drawn with Brighton & Hove Albion and beaten Watford, but regardless of having house benefit are outsiders to achieve the ultimate. Leicester, who received 4-1 at Villa Park in the Premier League last month, are 7/10 favourites to win in 90 minutes.
The stats assist those odds, with Leicester having forty four shots on aim within the two meetings this season.
Both sides have scored in the final six Villa matches and in 4 of the last six involving Leicester, and the percentages on that occurring on Tuesday are 3/5, but with the Foxes managing to attain over 1.5 objectives in eight of their last 15, we are backing that as a 27/20 double. You can double those odds through the use of the Grosvenor Sport’s new customer offer under.
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Goalscorer prediction – Vardy to return with a goal
Leicester suffered a dip in kind after their first-leg draw with Villa, dropping two league games on the trot in opposition to Southampton and Burnley.
The Foxes stopped the rot with a 4-1 over West Ham United and secured their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a win over Brentford on Saturday.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has additionally had to deal with an damage to midfield enforcer Wilfred Ndidi and star striker Jamie Vardy limping off in opposition to West Ham.
Both look like they’ll return for the EFL Cup clash, Vardy presumably starting on the bench, and this can boost the Foxes in defence and attack. Ndidi, who has the second-most tackles (86) in the Premier League behind team-mate Ricardo Pereira (103), will be requested to keep Jack Grealish quiet.
Grealish has scored seven in his last 16 in all competitions and is 23/10 anytime but we’re additionally taking a look at Vardy to get on the scoresheet at 3/4 at any time.
Prediction – Leicester to come good in second-half
With each teams wanting to not give their opponents the higher hand early on, the second half is the place we are in a position to see the match being determined.
Villa have conceded 28 objectives in the second half of games whereas Leicester have scored 31 within the last forty five minutes. We are wanting on the half-time/full-time market of draw/Leicester at 4/1.
We predict Leicester may have an extreme amount of for Villa and set up an intriguing clash with both Manchester City or Manchester United, with the Foxes to undergo at 21/50.
All odds inside this text appropriate on the time of publishing and are subject to alter.