LEI vs AVL Dream11 Match Prediction: Brandon Rodgers’ Leicester City side will be eager to win a trophy this season given their impressive run of results in the league and will not get a much better opportunity than this. The Foxes will square off against Aston Villa in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final round. Meanwhile, Aston Villa is 17th in the Premier League table with 21 points and would give it their all in order to get one foot in Wembley.
Date- Thursday, January 9
Kick-Off- 1:30 AM (IST)
Venue- King Power Stadium
Wes Morgan and Filip Benkovic are unavailable due to injury, while Matty James remains doubtful. Jamie Vardy should be returning to the team sheet after recovering from a tight calf. Ben Chilwell and Harvey Barnes should be persisted by in the starting eleven. There will be a toss-up between Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward as to who keeps between the sticks.
Tom Heaton and Wesley are ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. John McGinn, Matt Targett and Jed Steer also remain on the sidelines for the visitors. Anwar El-Ghazi, Jack Greakusg, Nakamba and Luis should fill in at midfield, while Kodija is likely to lead the attack.
LEI (Expected Playing 11)- Schmeichel; Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira; Barnes, Maddison, Ndidi, Tielemans, Perez, Vardy
AVL (Expected Playing 11)- Nyland; Guilbert, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Taylor; Ghazi, Luiz, Nakamba, Grealish; Kodija
Jamie Vardy has been prolific for Leicester City in the attacking front. The veteran centre-forward has 17 goals, three assists and a pass accuracy of 72.7% from 1710 minutes in the league this season.
Jack Grealish is turning out to be one of the breakthrough performers in the league. The Aston Villa midfielder has six goals, five assists and a pass accuracy of 85.2% from 19 appearances this season.
James Maddison has been pivotal in Leicester City’s midfield. The playmaker has six goals, three assists and a pass accuracy of 84% from 1684 minutes in the league this season.
Anwar El-Ghazi has also done well in the ongoing league campaign for Villa. El-Ghazi has three goals, four assists and a pass accuracy of 74.7% from 18 appearances in the league.
Leicester City’s consistency and cohesive style of play make them clear favourites in the first leg against Villa.
Goalkeeper- O Nyland
Defenders- E Konsa, N Taylor, C Soyuncu, B Chilwell
Midfielders- A El-Ghazi, J Grealish (VC), W Ndidi, A Perez, J Maddison
Forward- J Vardy (C)
Goalkeeper- O Nyland
Defenders- K Hause, F Guilbert, J Evans, B Chilwell
Midfielders- A El-Ghazi (VC), J Grealish, W Ndidi, J Maddison (C), Y Tielemens
Forwards- J Vardy
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