Promoted Leicester City impressed early in the season, but they’ve fallen to bottom of the table as the season has dragged on.
They’ll look to pick themselves out of the basement with a road victory against a defensively sound Aston Villa side that has gone unbeaten in over a month. The match comes live at 11am ET on NBCSN or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Three draws and a win have just about kept Villa afloat in 13th position, three points above the drop.
It’s not a good matchup for the Foxes on the road, who have been outscored as a team by three individual players in the Premier League this season, while Villa has conceded just two goals through its four-match unbeaten run.
The Foxes have been forced into a pair of changes, with Wes Morgan suspended after being sent off last week and Ritchie de Laet falling ill this morning.
Meanwhile, Paul Lambert has also had to make two swaps of his own, with Joe Cole injured and Andreas Weimann suspended. He brings in Charles N’Zobia and Carlos Sanchez to take their places in the midfield.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Westwood, Cleverley, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Benteke.
Bench: Given, Lowton, Herd, Richardson, Bacuna, Grealish, Robinson.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Wasilewski, Moore, Konchesky; Mahrez, Cambiasso, James, Schlupp; Vardy, Ulloa.
Bench: Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Hamer, Powell, Nugent, Wood.