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Aston Villa vs Leeds United: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Krishan Davis
It's the first time these two have met this season
It's the first time these two have met this season / Getty | 90min
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Aston Villa and Leeds face off for the first time this season on Wednesday night after the reverse fixture was postponed.

The two sides had been due to go head to head on 28 December, but a Covid-19 outbreak among the Leeds squad meant they were unable to meet the Premier League's requirements for the fixture.

Both clubs have enjoyed an extended winter break having been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round, although both also had players away representing their countries.

Here is everything you need to know about the game...


How to watch Aston Villa vs Leeds on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Wednesday 9 February, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Villa Park
What TV channel is it on? BT Sport (UK), Peacock (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Who's the referee? Jarred Gillett
Who's the VAR? Michael Oliver


Aston Villa team news

Steven Gerrard will hope to welcome back Africa Cup of Nations participants Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore in due course, although this one will likely come too soon for the former - who was a beaten finalist.

Winger Leon Bailey is nearing a return from a thigh problem, but midfielder Marvelous Nakamba is a longer-term absentee with a serious knee injury.

Aston Villa signed Arsenal's Calum Chambers out of the blue late in the January transfer window, but it seems unlike he will feature from the start here.

You can read a predicted lineup for Villa here.


Leeds United team news

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Raphinha scored for Brazil / DOUGLAS MAGNO/GettyImages

Marcelo Bielsa will be sweating on the fitness of talisman Raphinha, who picked up a knock on international duty with Brazil.

A host of first-team stars are still struggling with injury and will miss out again here, namely Patrick Bamford, Junior Firpo, Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips - three of whom essentially make up the spine of Leeds' strongest side.

You can find a predicted lineup for Leeds here.


Aston Villa vs Leeds head-to-head record

This is the first meeting between the two sides this season, with 2020/21's meetings resulting in a win each. Those were their first Premier League meetings since 2004.

Two historic English clubs, it is Villa who hold the advantage historically with 40 victories to Leeds' 32, while there have been 30 draws.

However, since 2017 it has been incredibly balanced, with two wins and two defeats each, as well as two draws.


Aston Villa vs Leeds score prediction

Since Gerrard's appointment in November, barring the defeat to Brentford, Villa have only really lost the games that you would expect them to lose - think Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Leeds have been in inconsistent form, most recently losing to strugglers Newcastle after back-to-back league victories over Burnley and West Ham.

Those track records coupled with the visitors' injury problems suggest there will only be one winner...

Prediction: Aston Villa 3-1 Leeds United


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