Paul Merson predicts Aston Villa vs Leeds Utd result
Aston Villa are back in the Premier League this weekend after the international break.
Steven Gerrard’s side have had a poor start to the new campaign but picked up four points from two games before the international break.
With a number of key injuries also troubling them, a win at Elland Road will be important to kick off their season.
Speaking to sportskeeda, Merson said: “Aston Villa got a big result against Southampton but if they lose here they go back to square one.
“Their victory against Southampton was important, but the game was disastrous. If Steven Gerrard had lost that game, serious questions would have been raised.
“They won, however, and fair play for them. They will have to go and grind a new one this weekend.
The Villans currently sit 15th in the Premier League table and could overtake the Whites if they can claim all three points on Sunday.
Jesse Marsch’s side started well but have struggled since their shock 3-0 win over Chelsea and fans could start to worry if they are on the losing side again.
Merson added: “Leeds are a bit boring at the moment, and it’s a big game for them. If they lose this game, their good start is wasted.
“No team has played particularly well so far this season.”