Liverpool vs Aston Villa
English Premier League
Date: 20 May 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool host Aston Villa in one of the most exciting games of Matchday No 37 on Saturday afternoon at the Anfield.
The Reds kept marching on Monday night when they stormed past Leicester 0-3 on the road to push the Foxes further down to the relegation abyss.
Curtis Jones starred with a brace, Mohamed Salah delivered a hat-trick of assists, while Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a screamer from a direct free-kick on the occasion.
It was Liverpool’s seventh consecutive league win and the third subsequent clean sheet. They will be hoping to extend both threads on Saturday against the Villains in an affair the hosts can ill afford not to win.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have a mountain to climb to take over either Newcastle or Manchester United in the remaining two rounds of the competition, despite the mentioned winning thread.
Nevertheless, their form does scream optimism ahead of the final two rounds. The first of the remaining two challenges will be much tougher, though, as Aston Villa are also fighting badly for their top-seven finish and a place in the Conference League next season.
The Lions showed great character to bounce back from successive road losses to Manchester United and Wolves seven days ago when they saw off Tottenham Hotspur in a one-way street in Birmingham.
The big issue for Unai Emery and his troops ahead of the trip to the Anfield is the fact that they are winless in three straight away games in the league with just one goal scored along the way.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Head-to-head
- Liverpool have dominated this matchup historically, especially in the games at the Anfield where they won 55, drew 17, and lost just 15 of the previous 87 encounter with the Lions.
- The Reds celebrated a 1-3 victory in the reverse outing played in late-December last year at the Villa Park.
- The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick landed in five of the last six head to head games.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Prediction
Liverpool have tightened things up defensively of late and we can see the value in backing them to win to nil at the odds of 2.75, especially since Aston Villa have failed to score more than once in the last three away matches in the league.
Since Villa have defended very well ever since Emery took charge, we see merit in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the 2.50 odds as well.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Liverpool to win to nil @ 2.75 (7/4)
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.50 (6/4) odd.