Opta Stats: Leicester City v Aston Villa

Will Nigel Pearson step closer to escaping the relegation zone when Leicester face Aston Villa?
Will Nigel Pearson step closer to escaping the relegation zone when Leicester face Aston Villa?

Having gone three games unbeaten, can bottom club Leicester carry on their recovery against Aston Villa? Opta rates their chances.

"Aston Villa have suffered a defeat in just one of their last eight league games against the Foxes (W4 D3 L1)."

The draw is 12/53.4.

Leicester City have lost 11 and won just one of their last 15 Premier League matches. Aston Villa are 14/53.8 to win.

Aston Villa have scored 82% of their goals in the first-half, the highest proportion of any team in the Barclays Premier League. They are 4.1 to be winning by half-time.

Paul Lambert's side have also conceded the highest proportion of goals in the second-half of top flight games this season (64%). The half-time Villa/draw full-time double result is priced at 17/118.0.

Villa have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League matches and netted just one in the other game. Leicester are 13/82.66 to keep a clean sheet.

There have been just 12 goals scored in the last 10 Premier League games involving Aston Villa. Under 2.5 goals is 5/71.69.

The Villans have picked up red cards in three of their last five Premier League matches. A sending off in the match is likely to be priced at around 4/15.0.

Aston Villa have suffered a defeat in just one of their last eight league games against the Foxes (W4 D3 L1). The draw is 12/53.4.

Only two teams have scored fewer goals after 20 games of a Premier League season than Villa's 11 this term (Manchester City and Derby, both 10, in 1995/96 and 2007/08 respectively). They are 5/16.0 to be relegated.

Aston Villa have managed to score more than once in just two of their 20 Premier League games this season, but one of those was in the reverse fixture against the Foxes. Over 2.5 goals is 11/82.36.

Christian Benteke has only scored two goals in his last 12 league appearances. Under 1.5 goals is 2/13.05.

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