Kick-off: 1200, 28/04/2019
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Sky Sports
Leeds vs Aston Villa
Leeds look to have blown their bid to gain automatic promotion to the Premier League and may be deflated when facing Aston Villa at Elland Road.
The visitors, meanwhile, are on the crest of a wave following 10 straight wins and appear set to compete alongside the Whites in the Championship play-offs.
Punters will find it hard to resist 7/2 for an away win, so that is the first Leeds vs Aston Villa prediction.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
United were rocked by back-to-back defeats over Easter, initially losing 2-1 to Wigan at this venue, despite going ahead soon after the Latics were reduced to 10 men on 14 minutes.
Things turned from bad to worse when Leeds went down 2-0 at Brentford, with Marcelo Bielsa lamenting a failure to take their chances on both occasions.
The head coach commented: “If we had normal efficiency, we would have 10 or 12 points more than we have, but that’s not the case, so now we have to put all our energy into the options we still have.”
After impressing over the first half of the season, the Whites have now lost nine of their last 20 Championship fixtures, with Hull, Norwich and Sheffield United also prevailing at Elland Road.
Looking at the Leeds vs Aston Villa odds, we reckon 11/5 for the visitors in the ‘draw no bet’ market is another value option.
A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds
Dean Smith took a little while to settle in at Villa after switching from Brentford, but the Midlands outfit have a perfect record since the start of last month.
Jonathan Kodjia’s 30th-minute strike proved enough to see off Millwall and stretch their winning sequence into double figures, with 23 goals scored during that hot streak and only five conceded.
Anwar El Ghazi, Jack Grealish and Andre Green also tested Lions keeper David Martin, as Villa eclipsed a club record for consecutive victories that had been set 109 years ago.
Smith said: “I don’t think until I look back on it I will realise what we have actually done, because my focus is still on getting promoted.
“It is historically a great football club and to be the first manager to have achieved it is something special, but we want to continue it.
“The players have been magnificent throughout. They have set standards and are taking great ownership of what they are doing at the moment.
“They are improving as players and we are improving as a team.”
Looking ahead to the play-offs, he added: “We are hoping there are still five more games left for us this season and we are hoping we can win all five.”
Such momentum is hard to stop and we’re adding 27/2 for a 2-1 away win to our Leeds vs Aston Villa betting tips.
Brentford 2-0 LEEDS
ASTON VILLA 1-0 Millwall – Jonathan Kodjia
Head-to-head: Aston Villa 2-3 Leeds, Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds, Leeds 1-1 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 1-1 Leeds, Leeds 2-0 Aston Villa
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