Leeds will try to snap their four-game winless streak when they visit Villa Park on Friday (watch live, 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com), but they’ll have to do it against an Aston Villa side quickly. improving with Unai Emery.
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Aston Villa (22 points – 11th place) have lost just once (to Liverpool) since Emery replaced Steven Gerrard on November 1, while beating Manchester United, Tottenham and Brighton, all currently in the top eight. The last six Games have been an even split for Jesse Marsch’s side, with Leeds (17 points – 14th place) going 2W-2D-2L starting with a famous win at Anfield.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Aston Villa vs Leeds.
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How to watch Aston Villa vs Leeds live, streaming link and start time
Start: 3 pm ET, Friday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Broadcast via NBCSports.com
Key stories and star players
Nearly half (9) of Aston Villa’s goals this season (20) were scored in Emery’s first five games. After scoring multiple goals just once in his first 13 games, Villa netted three goals against Man United on his debut and two apiece in subsequent wins over Spurs and Brighton.
Leeds’ season looked set to change when they beat Liverpool on October 29 and followed up with a 4-3 comeback from Bournemouth, before coming out on the other side of a 4-3 Tottenham comeback ahead of the 2022 World Cup break. Since his return, a 3-1 loss to Manchester City was followed by a goalless draw with Newcastle and a 2-2 home-and-away draw with West Ham. With just one clean sheet in their last 10 games, the unreliable defense leaves Leeds precariously positioned just two points above the relegation zone.
Aston Villa team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: John McGinn (hamstring), Leander Dendoncker (suspension), Diego Carlos (Achilles) | QUESTIONABLE: Matty Cash (knock), Ludwig Augustinsson (knock)
Leeds team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: Stuart Dallas (thigh), Luis Sinisterra (foot), Archie Gray (ankle) | QUESTIONABLE: Patrick Bamford (groin), Adam Forshaw (groin)
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