Leicester vs Aston Villa: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

22 April 2022 04:00

Two Midlands sides marooned in the mid-table mire square off on Saturday with Aston Villa making the short trip to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester.

The Foxes were last in action on Wednesday, throwing away a one-goal lead against Everton in second-half stoppage time to draw 1-1. All of their eggs are very much in the Europa Conference League this season, with a crunch semi-final clash with Roma to come.

Meanwhile, after a promising start to life under Steven Gerrard, Aston Villa are in wretched form, losing their last four Premier League games. Their latest disappointment came two weeks ago, when Tottenham smashed them 4-0. Gerrard will be hoping that the break will have done his side some good.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of this one.


How to watch Leicester vs Aston Villa on TV

When is kick off? Saturday 23 April, 15:00 (BST)
Where is it being played? King Power Stadium, Leicester
What TV channel is it on? Not televised in the UK, NBC Sports (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube channel, BBC Match of the Day (UK)
Who's the referee? Andy Madley
Who's the VAR? Peter Bankes


Leicester team news

Brendan Rodgers has tended to alternate between a 'European team' and a 'Premier League team' in recent times. It is the latter's turn to be selected here, which should see the entire back four change and a few forwards rotate out.

In terms of injuries, Jamie Vardy, Ryan Bertrand and Wilfred Ndidi will not feature. Boubakary Soumare is a doubt too with a mysterious muscular issue.


Aston Villa team news

Villa have had two weeks off to lick their wounds but that will likely not be enough time for Lucas Digne – who was forced off during the Spurs hammering – to return to the fray.

Fortunately, everyone else should be available for selection against the Foxes.


Leicester vs Aston Villa score prediction

Leicester have been kind to teams on poor runs this season and after having some extra time off, VIlla will feel refreshed and ready to end their losing streak.

However, despite not always getting the results to match, the Foxes' displays have been much better since their injury issues subsided and with places in a European semi-final up for grabs, the players will be eager to impress.

Overall, we think a score draw seems most likely here.

Prediction: Leicester 2-2 Aston Villa


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Source: 90min