Aston Villa vs Leicester City - Match Preview

Leon Bailey facing several weeks out for Aston Villa

Aston Villa have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their home game against Leicester with the news that Leon Bailey will be out for “a number of weeks”.

The 24-year-old forward, signed from Bayer Leverkusen this summer for a reported fee of £30million, hobbled off with what looked like a thigh problem during the 2-1 home defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night. Scans have revealed damage to a quad muscle and boss Steven Gerrard has said Bailey will not be back before Christmas.

An unspecified injury has kept Danny Ings out recently but the striker is nearing a return and a decision will be made on his fitness on Saturday.

Youri Tielemans (calf) and James Justin have both resumed training but Sunday’s match may come too soon for the Leicester pair.

James Maddison is being treated for a glute issue following the midweek draw at Southampton but the midfielder is expected to be fit.

Ricardo Pereira (hamstring) and long-term absentee Wesley Fofana remain out.

Aston Villa provisional squad: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Ramsey, Buendia, Watkins, Steer, Hause, Young, Tuanzebe, Sanson, El Ghazi, Chukwuemeka, Davis, Luiz, Philogene-Bidace, Archer, Ings.

Leicester provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Castagne, Thomas, Bertrand, Soyuncu, Nelson, Evans, Amartey, Vestergaard, Ndidi, Daley-Campbell, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall, Soumare, Maddison, Albrighton, Barnes, Marcal-Madivadua, Lookman, Vardy, Perez, Iheanacho, Daka.

12/5/2021 12:34:10 PM

Predictions
Markets Odds Probability %
Predictions Not available.
Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA +/- Points
1 Manchester City 37 28 6 3 96 24 72 90
2 Liverpool 36 26 8 2 89 24 65 86
3 Chelsea 36 20 10 6 73 31 42 70
4 Tottenham 37 21 5 11 64 40 24 68
5 Arsenal 36 21 3 12 56 45 11 66
6 Manchester United 37 16 10 11 57 56 1 58
7 West Ham United 37 16 8 13 59 48 11 56
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 15 6 16 37 40 -3 51
9 Leicester City 36 13 9 14 57 57 0 48
10 Brighton and Hove Albion 37 11 15 11 39 43 -4 48
11 Brentford 37 13 7 17 47 54 -7 46
12 Crystal Palace 36 10 15 11 47 43 4 45
13 Aston Villa 36 13 5 18 49 50 -1 44
14 Newcastle United 36 11 10 15 40 61 -21 43
15 Southampton 36 9 13 14 41 61 -20 40
16 Everton 36 10 6 20 39 59 -20 36
17 Leeds United 37 8 11 18 40 78 -38 35
18 Burnley 36 7 13 16 32 50 -18 34
19 Watford 37 6 5 26 33 75 -42 23
20 Norwich City 37 5 7 25 23 79 -56 22

Head To Head Comparison

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