It's Aston Villa V Leeds kicking off this weekend' football on Friday night (23/10/20), and here's my predictions and betting tips on the match that could see Villa go top of the table.
- Villa Park
- Kick Off 8pm
- Live on BT Sports Box Office
- Matchday Live
Aston Villa V Leeds Tips – 23/10/20
Both Villa and Leeds have had successful starts to their respective Premier League seasons.
Dean Smith's Aston Villa side have won four from four, including their memorable 7-2 demolition job of Liverpool.
While Leeds have 7 points from their opening five matches. I believe at the start of the season, most Leeds fans would have taken that points return if offered.
Aston Villa V Leeds Odds
It's a mark of respect as to just how well Leeds have started the season, that Villa are odds against to beat them at Villa Park.
It's also probably an indication that plenty - me included - are waiting for Villas' run to come to an end.
Aston Villa V Leeds Prediction
If pushed to give a prediction on this match, I would have to go with Aston Villa.
My problem is, that even though I expect Villa to win, I know they will slip up sooner or later.
While it looks fairly obvious - to me anyway - that Villa won't go down, they are obviously not going to win the league. And as a result, I'm adamant that the Villains will soon come unstuck.
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Leeds are one of those funny sides, which also makes prediction this one difficult.
They've put up a good showing against Liverpool on the opening day, and they more than matched Man City on Premier League Matchweek 4.
On the flip side, they almost made a mess of a home match against Fulham, only winning it 4-3. They also suffered a set back against Wolves on Matchweek 5, losing 1-0 at home - despite dominating the possession.
Don't Expect Goals In This One
I'm not expecting many goals in this match tonight. Over 2.5 goals is a very short looking 8/13 this evening, and doesn't look at all value to me.
Having sat through all the Sheffield United V Leeds match as few weeks back, it was obvious that Leeds know how to tactically stifle another team.
I can see a similar sort of match tonight, and although I wouldn't rule out 2-1 either way, I can't back overs at odds on, and therefore see Under 2.5 at 7/5 as good value.
A safer bet may be Under 3.5 goals at 11/20, but I'm trying to stay at odds against where possible.