Preview: Leeds United vs Aston Villa

Premier League actions returns to Elland Road.


After a break from playing since September 3rd, Leeds United are now back in Premier League action, taking on Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon (16:30 kick-off).

The Whites are back at Elland Road for the first time since August, where a 1-1 draw was played out against Everton, leaving Jesse Marsch’s side with games in hand on their opponents across the league.

Aston Villa arrive in West Yorkshire having taken seven points from seven games, in this early part of the season. An important win last time out saw them overcome Southampton, thanks to Jacob Ramsey’s first half strike.

When the two teams met last season, a thoroughly entertaining 3-3 draw at Villa Park saw both teams take a point, whilst Steven Gerrard’s side earned a comfortable win at Elland Road from Jesse Marsch’s first game in charge of the Whites.

Marsch’s side go into this one having played three times on home turf so far in the 2022/23 campaign, taking seven points. An opening day victory over Wolves was followed up with a comprehensive and impressive three points against Chelsea, before the draw with Everton.

The game has been selected for live television coverage on Sky Sports. Alternatively, you can stay right here on to follow updates throughout the 90 minutes, or listen to uninterrupted commentary on LUTV!

Fan information

Please read the following important information for all supporters:

Manager/head coach

Leeds: Jesse Marsch

Villa: Steven Gerrard

What has Jesse Marsch said, ahead of the match?

“We played them last year and we played them in pre-season, we didn't have our best matches in either moments. I think that they have quality on the pitch and they're very organised, especially with the way they defend.”

Head to head

Leeds: 32

Draw: 31

Villa: 41

Top scorer

Leeds: Rodrigo (4)

Villa: Ings, Bailey, Luiz (2)

Team news

Jesse Marsch has seen a number of players return to fitness, following the recent international break. He will only now be without Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and Archie Gray for this Sunday’s game.

Villa do have injury concerns within their squad for the game. Boubacar Kamara, Lucas Digne, Diego Carlos and Matty Cash are all expected to miss out through injuries, but Ashley Young is likely to return to the side.


Referee - Stuart Attwell

Assistant Referee - Darren Cann

Assistant Referee - Harry Lennard

Fourth Official - Tony Harrington

Video Assistant Referee - Michael Salisbury

How to watch

The game has been selected for live television broadcast on Sky Sports. You can also stay right here on to follow updates throughout the 90 minutes, or listen to uninterrupted commentary on LUTV!

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