Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC EPL Soccer Free Prediction
Both Aston Villa and Liverpool will come into Saturday’s Premier League clash at Villa Park in good spirits after mid-week success in their respective Carabao Cup ties.
|Betting Odds & Stats|
|Aston Villa FC||Lines||Liverpool FC|
|+800 (-120)||Spread||-300 (100)|
|Over 3 (-115)||Total||Under 3 (-105)|
|Aston Villa FC||Concensus||Liverpool FC|
|Over 0%||Total||Under 0%|
|Aston Villa FC||Score and stat||Liverpool FC|
|Aston Villa FC +800|
Aston Villa enter the round close to the Premier League (PL) relegation zone (W2, D1, L2) and are heavy favourites to lose again as Liverpool visit Villa Park. The ‘Villans’ have been resilient nonetheless, going unbeaten in four straight PL home matches (W2, D2), though they have lost five straight league H2Hs against Liverpool here.
Villa’s 2-1 triumph over midlands rivals Wolves was their 3rd win in four matches in all competitions, and Dean Smith’s men have started to make real strides in the Premier League of late too.
The Villains were beaten at Liverpool’s title rivals Manchester City last weekend, though they would have taken plenty of positives from a spirited performance after they kept the defending champions out until the second half.
Having made nine changes to his lineup in the Carabao Cup in midweek, Dean Smith will hope to be able to call upon the side that lost at Manchester City last time out. Keinan Davis, who would have been hoping to put pressure on Wesley for a start, picked up a hamstring injury against Wolves and will miss out.
Villa talisman Jack Grealish has found his stride with two goals in the last three PL matches. Both arrived ‘mid-match’, in the 40th-50th minute interval.
|Jack Grealish Aston Villa FC Key Player|
Bet this Match & Join Now Getting Welcome Bonus
— Oddscovers Offers the Best Option for you —
|Liverpool FC -300|
Last round’s turnaround victory against Spurs was Liverpool’s sixth straight competitive match to see both teams score. Overall, this has been the case in 76.47% of the Reds’ 17 competitive matches this season, while they’ve conceded the first goal in three of their last six league fixtures.
Liverpool possess one of the most devastating attacking units in world football at present, and the Reds will relish taking on a Villa defence that has been conceding chances by the ton. Jurgen Klopp’s free-scoring title favourites failed to register in only one of their 16 competitive matches in 2019/20, averaging a healthy 2.5 goals per game in the process.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that key men Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah will be fit for the trip to Villa Park, though Naby Keita is less to recover in time. Joel Matip will miss out due to a knee injury once more, with Dejan Lovren keeping his place ahead of Joe Gomez at the back.
There may be one change to the lineup that faced Tottenham, however, with Fabinho currently on four bookings ahead of next week's clash with Manchester City, so Klopp may be tempted to rest the Brazilian.
Roberto Firmino, remains Liverpool’s top scorer away from home (league), with two of his three strikes arriving beyond the 70th minute mark.
|Roberto Firmino Liverpool FC Key Player|
|Aston Villa have won just four of their last 29 Premier League games against Liverpool (D8 L17), with three of those wins coming at Anfield.|
|Aston Villa have won just four of their 38 Premier League games against sides starting the day top of the table (W4 D8 L26), most recently beating Chelsea 1-0 in March 2014.|
|Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 27 Premier League games, their second longest unbeaten run in top-flight history (31 between May 1987-March 1988).|
|Liverpool have lost just one of their last 18 away league games against Aston Villa (W12 D5), winning the last five by an aggregate score of 13-1. Only against West Brom (8 games, 1983-2009) and Norwich (6 games, 1995-2016) have they had longer winning away runs in their top-flight history.|
|The Pick: Liverpool FC -300, Over 3|