Aston Villa vs Leeds United Betting Preview – 23/12/18

Aston Villa vs Leeds United Betting Preview – 23/12/18

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Aston Villa vs Leeds United

One fixture that will most certainly provide an intense 90 minutes of football takes place this Sunday between Aston Villa and the current Championship league leaders, Leeds United. Villa hope to extend their seven-game unbeaten run, while their opponents look to add to their five consecutive wins and hold onto their slender one-point lead at the top of the table.

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa are enjoying an impressive run which has seen them go seven games without a single defeat. This run of form was well-needed for Villa as they experienced a rocky spell of form throughout September and October, which had seen them pick up just two wins from ten matches. Villa head into matchday 23 placed eighth in the league and find themselves without a win in their last two games after drawing against West Brom and Stoke City 2-2. You can back the hosts to draw a third consecutive fixture at 5/2 with Betway.

Aston Villa have been prolific in front of goal this season and after 22 matches are the second highest scoring side in the league with 43 goals, only West Brom have scored more with 46. Dean Smith would find his side higher up the table, but alongside having one of the best attacks, they have conceded the most goals out of the top 14 sides in the league with 34. Tammy Abraham has been in sensational form in front of goal and has bagged six goals in his last four games, which have taken his total up to twelve for the season. You can back the forward to score anytime against Leeds United at 5/4 with SkyBet.

Marcelo Bielsa is on track to return Leeds United to their former glory, as long as they can maintain the same form they have shown throughout this season. After a slight wobbly spell of form through September and October – which saw Leeds pick up just four wins – they have bounced back in flawless fashion. The last five games have all ended in victories for Leeds and more impressively, they have conceded just a single goal during those games. United’s last win came against Bolton Wanderers and although it was not the most convincing performance, a single goal from Patrick Bamford secured the three points. If you fancy Leeds to pick up their sixth consecutive win you can back them at Betway for a price of 19/10.

Leeds hold the second best defensive record in the league with just 18 goals conceded behind only Middlesbrough, who have conceded 16, with this strong defence matched with their quality in front of goal has been a recipe for success. Pablo Hernández has been crucial to his side’s success as the winger has been directly involved in 14 goals, with seven assists and seven goals. Kemar Roofe leads the way with the most goals for his side with 10 on his record and he is priced at 6/4 to score against Aston Villa.

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Both teams to score at 8/15 SkyBet – BET HERE

Tammy Abraham to score anytime at 5/4 SkyBet – BET HERE

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