Leeds v Aston Villa – Preview

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Leeds United vs Aston Villa
Sky Bet Championship
19.45 – Friday 1st December 2017
Elland Road, Leeds
Live on Sky Sports

Aston Villa will head up North to take on Leeds United in the Friday night Championship game live on Sky Sports.

Steve Bruce’s men currently sit fourth in the Championship just five points off the automatic spots. They are currently on a three-match unbeaten run and will be looking to avenge the defeat they suffered last season at Elland Road.

Leeds are currently sitting 8th after a poor run of form but recently they have picked up big wins against both Middlesbrough and Barnsley. Like Villa, they suffered a heavy defeat against the top of the league, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Thomas Christiansen’s men have picked up 14 points from a possible 27 at Elland Road while Villa has picked up the same amount of points on the road from a possible 27.

TEAM NEWS

Mile Jedinak has once again been ruled out but this time with a shoulder injury that he picked up in the win against Ipswich. Bruce is hopeful he will be back within a month.

Villa are still without John Terry, Jonathan Kodjia, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Scott Hogan and Andre Green who are all long-term absentees.

Christianson could welcome back Ronaldo Vieira who has served a one-match suspension. Pierre-Michel Lassoga and Stuart Dallas are still unavailable.

STATISTICS

  • The home side has only lost one of their last nine meetings against Villa (W4, D4).
  • This will only be the third meeting between the two sides outside the top flight. Two of them came last season.
  • On the six times Bruce has visited Leeds as manager he has come up with 6 different managers.
  • Leeds have only won one game against five of the leagues top six this season.

TICKETS

Aston Villa has sold their full allocation for this game. 2,773 will make the trip up to Elland Road tonight.

LIVE MATCH CHAT

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PREDICTIONS

David Prutton: Leeds 1-1 Aston Villa
Larry-AV: Leeds 1-2 Aston Villa

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