It’s no surprise that Sky Sports are showing Aston Villa v Leeds, given the chaos that ensued the last time they faced each other.
And while we shouldn’t expect those levels of drama this time out, two teams in the top half of the Premier League should still provide an entertaining encounter.
And high-flying Aston Villa even have the chance to go top of the Premier League table.
|Fixture||Aston Villa v Leeds|
|Date||Friday, October 23, 2020 at 20:00|
|Where||Villa Park, Birmingham|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Aston Villa to Win – 23/20 at Betfair
Villa have exceeded everyone’s expectations after narrowly avoiding relegation last season.
They are one of only two unbeaten sides, the only team with a 100% record and they achieved one of the most stunning results in Premier history by beating Liverpool 7-2.
As for Leeds, well they have proved that a week is a long time in football.
Before their clash with Wolves, they were being hailed as a breath of fresh air after a great start to the campaign.
One defeat later and everyone’s back to talking about Virgil Van Dijk.
And a shoulder injury to Kalvin Philips, which will keep him out till December, hasn’t helped either.
We don’t say this often, but we reckon the bookies have got their pricing for this one wrong, so we’re delighted to put our hard-earned on Villa.
Our Extra Pick – Under 2.5 goals – 6/5 at 888sport
Villa should really open a launderette, because they’re great with clean sheets.
Dean Smith’s men have shut out the opposition in three out of their four games, and no team has conceded less than their two goals.
After a blistering start, Leeds have scored just twice in their last three matches.
But don’t be writing them off just yet, as they are still tenth, with two wins and a draw from their first five games.
After a disappointing defeat by Wolves, Marcelo Bielsa will expect a reaction from his team here, and he’s likely to get it.
So we’re not expecting the goals to fly in, at Villa Park.
Our Long Shot – Jack Grealish to Score the First Goal – 7/1 at Ladbrokes
Jack Grealish talked this week about his excitement at Ross Barkley’s arrival, and not just because it’s someone else to play FIFA with!
We see the former Everton man bringing the best out of his pal, and we also reckon a friendly rivalry could develop between these two English young guns, which should help both of them.
Barkley has scored in his last two games, but we’re backing Grealish to continue his own run of good form that has seen him net in two of Villa’s last three matches.