Mark Lawrenson predicts the result of Aston Villa v Leicester City

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Mark Lawrenson believes that Aston Villa will beat Leicester City 2-0 this weekend.

Mark Lawrenson believes that Aston Villa will pick up three crucial points when they take on a struggling Leicester City side on Sunday.

Villa head into the fixture on the back of a 1-0 win in Crystal Palace in midweek, but they know that concerns about their season have not been totally eradicated.

A loss to the Foxes would draw them right back into the thick of a relegation scrap, but Lawrenson thinks that Paul Lambert's men will have enough to get past the Foxes. 

"Aston Villa got a big result at Crystal Palace on Tuesday to end their nine-game winless run and, with Christian Benteke back and scoring again, it looks ominous for Leicester," he said to BBC Sport.

"I think their good run will continue here. Leicester do not lack effort but they do not have enough quality in their team (predicts a 2-0 win)."

Aston Villa got a big result at Crystal Palace on Tuesday to end their nine-game winless run and, with Christian Benteke back and scoring again, it looks ominous for Leicester.

Leicester are currently bottom of the Premier League table and they travel to Villa Park knowing that there is little room error.

This looks one of their more winnable fixtures in the coming weeks, though, and Nigel Pearson will be determined to collect the three points as the pressure rises on his job. 

Lambert, himself, is a manager who can empathise with this feeling, having been under severe threat when the Claret and Blue endured a nine-match winless run earlier in the campaign.

A victory against Leicester could push them up to 11th place in the table, though, and that would be a respectable position for the Midlands outfit to be in at this stage of the season. 

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