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Leicester and Villa looking to end slump

One match remains to the round of the Premier League weekend, and this has Leicester pitched up against Aston Villa Monday evening. The home side has struggled in the league of late but will hope this match can help them get back to winning ways. Leicester’s sloppy form continued as they were beaten by Norwich last weekend. A defeat which makes it four Premier League matches without a win.

The Foxes responded well by overcoming Birmingham in their midweek FA Cup. However, the Champions League spot which has so long seemed a certainty in suddenly under threat. The FA Cup win was Leicester’s first in five matches, and they failed to score in three matches prior to that. It is their attacking skills which have left a lot to be desired of late.

Only in two of their last 11 matches, did Leicester manage more than one goal. No wonder they are without a league win in four. Leicester have already lost to Aston Villa this season; 2-1 in the League Cup back in January. However, they have also faced some tough sides in the last four matches in the shape of Chelsea and Manchester City.

Playing well at home

Though their home form in the league this season has been good, they are on a bit of a slump currently with just one win in six. Add to that no clean sheets in their last six home matches in the league. Goals are not a problem for Aston Villa.

They have been on target in nine of their last 10. With those 10 matches bringing only two wins it is pretty obvious where their problems lie. Villa needs to attack as they attempt to collect an important three points but that could leave them vulnerable at the back. Aston Villa put up a good fight in the League Cup final but was narrowly defeated by Manchester City. With the cup out of the way, they can focus on staying in the Premier League.

The Villains have lost their last three games in the Premier League and find themselves in 19th spot. A win will see them jump to 16th with a game in hand so all is not doom and gloom. They have played each other three times since December 8 and all three had both teams on target. Why not simply go for a fourth?

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