Carling Cup Match Preview: Leicester vs Aston Villa

Both sides will be well rested for this semi-final first leg but there is no question which team approaches the game in better shape, with Villa without four important, first team regulars.

Leicester ran out convincing winners when the sides met at Villa Park but Dean Smith will no doubt attempt to set his side up in a more defensive structure with the aim of leaving themselves a fighting chance at home.

Nevertheless, the hosts’ firepower should prove too much once more, so inflicting a blow themselves must also be high on the visitors’ list of priorities.

Team News

 Leicester – Reserve centre-backs Wes Morgan and Filip Benkovic were both forced off through injury in cup action and are unavailable but Jamie Vardy will return having been suffering with a tight calf.  Bet Now on