Leicester City vs Aston Villa predictions and betting tips for the first leg of their Carabao Cup fixture on Wednesday 8th January at Villa Park. This match kicks-off at 8pm in the UK and you can see the football tips below.
Aston Villa were beaten in the FA Cup third round by Championship side Fulham at the weekend.
Leicester needed penalties to beat Everton in the quarter-final after throwing away a two goal lead.
The Foxes have won eight from 11 home matches this season, losing only once and that was against Liverpool.
Leicester to win to nil – 13/10 with Bet Victor.
James Maddison to score anytime – 21/10 with Unibet.
The home side will expect to progress to the final at Wembley and a good lead from the first leg could give them exactly that. Brendan Rodgers’ side have been very good all season and they will certainly expect to get the three points here.
Aston Villa have quite a few injury problems ahead of this game, especially up front where Wesley is expected to miss a lot of action after picking up a bad injury over the Christmas period. That makes it tough to see where the goals are going to come from for Villa in this match, and the tie as a whole.
Leicester won 2-0 against Wigan in the FA Cup at the weekend and prior to that, they’d beaten Newcastle 3-0 and West Ham 2-1. I’m expecting the Foxes to take a comfortable lead into the second leg at Villa Park and so my correct score prediction for this game is a 2-0 Leicester City victory.
The main betting tip for this match is going to be Leicester to win the game to nil. They did so against Wigan at the weekend and also in their last Premier League match where they blitzed Newcastle 3-0 at St James’ Park.
It has been a very different season for Aston Villa, who find themselves in 17th place in the league and out of the FA Cup. Their League Cup run will have been pleasing for the fans though, although they are out of the FA Cup. Jack Grealish was rested for that game at the weekend so he’ll start tonight and Kodija will continue up-front in place of Wesley. He hasn’t been scoring in the Premier League though, so Grealish is probably the main threat. Having said that, I’m not predicting Villa will score tonight so for a shorter odds betting tip than the correct score, go with Leicester to win the match to nil.
Jamie Vardy is the obvious favourite in the anytime goalscorer odds, but he is short-priced at 1/2. That means we need to look elsewhere and James Maddison could be the man to bet on tonight. He scored in the last round against Everton to take his tally to three goals in the competition so far this season. He’s also got six in the league and is attracting the attention of Manchester United in the transfer window.
At the odds of 21/20 with Unibet, Maddison goes in as our anytime goalscorer tip for this Leicester vs Aston Villa fixture in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.
Aston Villa are yet to keep a clean sheet at home all season, so it is impossible to see Leicester not scoring in this game. As always with anytime goalscorer tips, check the team news before you place your bets!
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