AVL vs LEI Dream11 Match Prediction: Aston Villa and Leicester City lock horns for the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final after the first leg ended on level terms with a 1-1 scoreline. Frederic Guilbert netted a goal in the first half, while it was Kelechi Ihaeneacho who came off the bench to score the equaliser. Both sides will be giving their all in the upcoming fixture as the chances to walk away with silverware is something which could add further confidence in the remainder of the season.
Date- Wednesday, January 29
Kick-Off- 1:15 AM (IST)
Venue- Villa Park
Recent signing Ally Samatta will be in contention of starting for the hosts while leading the line of attack. Keinan Davis has returned to training recently and could be a part of the squad. Douglas Luiz might have earned himself a start after impressive performances lately and should be accommodating Nakamba in midfield. Danny Drinkwater is cup-tied and will not be facing his former club.
Wilfried Ndidi has returned from injury which serves as a big boost for Brendon Rodgers. However, Jamie Vardy’s inclusion in the team remains in doubt as he recently sustained a knock. Kelechi Iheanacho will be in contention of starting as the centre-forward provided Vardy isn’t able to make the cut.
AVL (Expected Playing 11)-Reina; Konsa, Mings, Hause; Guilbert, Luiz, Nakamba, Targett; Grealish, El Ghazi, Trezeguet
LEI (Expected Playing 11)-Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Praet, Ndidi, Tielemans; Barnes, Maddison, Iheanacho
Jack Grealish has not only been one of the breakthrough players for Aston Villa but also in the Premier League. The attacking midfielder has seven goals, five assists and a pass accuracy of 85.2% from 1974 minutes in the league this season.
James Maddison similar to Grealish has turned a lot of heads lately. The Leicester City star man has six goals, three assists and a pass accuracy of 83% from 23 appearances in the league this season.
Anwar El Ghazi has also been pivotal in the advanced role for Aston Villa. The 24-year-old has four goals, four assists and a pass accuracy of 74.4% from 21 appearances this season.
Harvey Barnes has impressed from Leicester City’s perspective. Barnes has three goals, six assists and a pass accuracy of 78.7% from 1315 minutes this season.
Leicester City seems like the more complete team which should help them in nicking a win.
Goalkeeper- P Reina
Defenders- R Pereira, T Mings, F Guilbert, B Chilwell
Midfielders- H Barnes, J Maddison (C), J Grealish
Forwards- K Ilheanacho, A Perez (VC), A El-Ghazi
Goalkeeper- P Reina
Defenders- B Chilwell, C Soyuncu, E Konsa, F Guilbert
Midfielders- J Maddison, W Ndidi, J Grealish (C)
Forwards- A Perez, M Samatta (VC), A El-Ghazi
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