Leeds United and Aston Villa clash in the Premier League on Wednesday evening, with both sides looking for the points to move up the league standings. Villa are unbeaten in two coming into this field, while Leeds have lost three of their last five games in the English top-flight.
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The long-term ambition for Aston Villa must be to get back into Europe. Steven Gerrard has enjoyed a steady start to his managerial career in the Premier League, and will be looking for a second straight win in the league this week. A victory could be enough to see the hosts end the round of fixtures in the top half of the standings.
Villa are currently ten points off the European places, but could get closer with a positive run of results over the coming weeks. The Villa ended a three-game wait for a league win in their last fixture on January 7th, as they edged to a 1-0 success against Everton. Emi Buendia scored the only goal in that success, as he struck in the third minute of injury time at the end of the first half.
Leeds United may not be completely safe from the relegation fight, as they sit just seven clear of the bottom three after the 21 games that they have played this term. They have picked up just five victories, which is only more than the bottom four in the standings.
Their recent form hasn’t helped their position in the standings, as they have lost three of their last five games. That includes their defeat in their last Premier League outing. On that occasion, they were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle United, which gave their opponents just a second league win of the campaign.
It was a poor performance all round by the Whites, as they managed to register just four shots on target against a side that have been conceding regularly throughout the season.
Aston Villa vs Leeds United Head to Head
Leeds have achieved positive results on their last two visits to Villa Park. They won 3-2 in the Championship in 2018, before claiming a 3-0 success last season. However, they have never won three on the bounce away from home against Villa. But, home sides have a poor record in this fixture, with only one fixture in the last seven in the league being won by the side playing at home.
Aston Villa vs Leeds United Prediction
The poor record for home sides in this fixture is an interesting trend, and one that we could see continuing. Leeds were excellent in their last game on the road against West Ham, and could see them edging to a 2-1 success on Wednesday.
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