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Aston Villa v Leicester betting tips: Gerrard attempting to out-fox Rodgers

| 05.12.2021
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Preview and odds for Sunday’s match

Steven Gerrard suffered his first defeat in the Villa dugout on Wednesday night but will be hoping to get back on track as we pick out some Aston Villa v Leicester betting tips.  

The Liverpool legend has renewed the optimism around Villa Park since his arrival and they have the opportunity to join visitors Leicester on 19 points if successful here.  

He also has the chance to lock horns with one of his former managers, with Brendan Rodgers on the opposing bench.

Sunday’s game at Villa Park kicks off at 4.30pm and is live on Sky Sports.  

Aston Villa v Leicester match odds  

Gerrard has met the lofty top-half target set by Villa’s owners head on and his side have played with much more vigour in recent weeks.  

A friendly introduction to the club ended when they met Manchester City in midweek but there is a chance they can get back on track against a Foxes side that are yet to match heights of last season.  

The FA Cup winners have been pretty inconsistent so far as Rodgers juggles competing on the domestic front with European aspirations.  

The Foxes are 9/5 to make it four games unbeaten in all competition while the hosts are shading favouritism at 13/10 in Aston Villa v Leicester betting tips.  

There have been at least four goals in each of Leicester’s last three fixtures and it is 2/1 for that trend to continue, with both teams to score also making appeal at 8/13.  

Leicester were held to a draw in midweek and Gerrard would perhaps settle for a share of the spoils in this, with that priced up at 12/5.

A drawn first 45 is 21/20, with a stalemate after 90 minutes and both sides finding the scoresheet chalked up at 16/5.  

Aston Villa v Leicester head-to-head 

These two have traded blows over the last few years, both picking up a victory each last season and the head-to-head sitting at 2-2 with one draw from their last five clashes.  

Brendan Rodgers, Leicester, Aston Villa v Leicester betting tips

Leicester recorded a 2-1 victory here at Villa Park when they last met and a repeat of that scoreline is 9/1 while they took a 2-0 lead into half-time in that contest and it is 5/2 for them to be leading at the break.  

Villa won to nil when they met at the King Power earlier in that 2020/21 season and it is 10/3 for them to do the same in Aston Villa v Leicester betting tips, with a second clean sheet of the Gerrard era 23/10. 

Aston Villa v Leicester key battles 

Villa fans will be encouraged that Gerrard seems to have instilled some attacking enterprise into his squad and they are at least troubling the goal with more regularity.  

They scored two in the former Rangers gaffer’s first two games in the hot-seat and even broke down Manchester City’s defence in midweek with Ollie Watkins finding the scoresheet.  

He is 16/5 to grab Villa’s first goal of the game and 12/1 for a brace in Aston Villa v Leicester betting tips.  

Villa will also have to keep quiet the resurgent James Maddison, who has had a huge impact on Leicester’s games of late.  

Following a slow start to the season, the 25-year-old has scored in his last three in a Foxes shirt and also provided three assists.  

It is 7/2 for him to add to his tally at any time here while if you are feeling adventurous, you could try Maddison to have four or more shots and also hit the woodwork at 20/1.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Adam Morgan