Michael Owen predicts more misery for Aston Villa

Michael Owen

The pundit has been previewing Villa's Premier League clash with Leicester.

Michael Owen is backing Leicester City to beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park this weekend, according to his regular Colossus Bets blog.

Remi Garde's men host Claudio Ranieri's high flyers on Saturday evening, having just beaten Crystal Palace for their first victory since the opening day of the Premier League season.

But Leicester are coming off the back of a win of their own - and Owen told Colossus Bets:

"Aston Villa will have been mightily relieved to secure their first home win of the season when beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Tuesday night but you sense that it is just delaying the inevitable - i.e. relegation - and I think it could be normal losing service resumed when Leicester visit at the weekend."

Considering the Foxes' 1-0 win at Tottenham, it would be difficult to back against them getting something at Aston Villa.

Yes, Villa finally won against Crystal Palace but Alan Pardew's men are out of form. As Owen says, you get the feeling Villa are up against the tide.

That said, if Aston Villa are to stay up, now is the time. A goal and a win will have done wonders for their confidence and a run of two to three victories would absolutely transform their position in the fight against relegation.

But is such a run only a pipe dream for Villa fans and will Leicester carry on charging through this Premier League season?

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