Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas believes Leicester City will beat Aston Villa at King Power Stadium by one goal, 2-1.
The pundit has explained his prediction: “Leicester have really been struggling. Their free-flowing football has gone and their energy levels have dropped. They’ve still got a lovely cushion of five points on Chelsea in fourth, but these are the type of games where they must look at against Aston Villa, second from bottom, and say they must be beating them.”
“Villa, to their credit, had a go in the Carabao Cup final. They weren’t good enough early on but they fought back. Mbwana Samatta getting another goal should be a boost for them, but their defence makes too many mistakes.
“Pepe Reina has to come back and show his experience but I can’t really see Villa getting anything from this game. Leicester look at this and must surely think a win here and they’re pretty much there in the Champions League places.”
Place in PL table – 3
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Place in PL table – 19
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