Aston Villa vs Liverpool Betting Tips & Premier League Picks
We have Aston Villa vs Liverpool Betting Tips & Premier League Picks for the game this week in West Midlands.
The Premier League title race resumes this weekend as Liverpool look to open up a gap over Manchester City when they play first against Aston Villa.
A trip to the West Midlands could be a potentially tricky fixture, but Jurgen Klopp’s side will believe that they can beat anyone on current form.
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Aston Villa Form
Aston Villa have enjoyed a fine return to the Premier League, and they have eased any potential relegation worries over recent weeks with a string of excellent results.
Unfortunately, their resurgent run was brought to an end last weekend at the Etihad against Manchester City. But they proved that they could compete against the best in the league.
They held the Citizens for the first half and were unfortunate not to have taken the lead. However, at the highest level, you can’t afford to make mistakes, and that’s exactly what the Villa did.
Raheem Sterling pounced on a mistake by Tyrone Mings, before Villa switched off on a corner as City doubled their lead. A third was added by Ilkay Gundogen, but Dean Smith would still take some positives despite the defeat.
This will be another stern test for them, but they will be quietly optimistic that they can take something.
Liverpool returned to winning ways in their last outing against Tottenham Hotspur. They battled back from going a goal down inside a minute to take all three points.
In the repeat of the Champions League final, it was Liverpool that started the slowest as Harry Kane smartly directed a header past Alisson after just 48 seconds.
Liverpool started the second half better and levelled through Jordan Henderson. The Reds took all three points in the closing stages as Sadio Mane was brought down by Serge Aurier.
Mohamed Salah made no mistake from the penalty spot. They will need to play better this weekend and cut out their defensive mistakes to take all three points.
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Head-to-Head
Liverpool holds the clear advantage in the overall record as they have won on 94 previous occasions. Aston Villa have recorded 57 wins and there have been 40 draws.
This will be the first meeting between the sides since 2016, and on that occasion, Liverpool ran out 6-0 winners.
The last win for the Villa in this fixture in the Premier League came in 2014 when they won 1-0 at Anfield.
Aston Villa Team News
The hosts will be without club captain Jack Grealish for the clash, while Jota will also miss out.
Liverpool Team News
Mohamed Salah should be fit enough to start, but Virgil van Dijk will face a late fitness test. Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri will both miss out.
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Betting Tips
This should be a closer matchup than most may think, but Liverpool will have enough quality in the end to overcome their rivals.
Their prowess in the final third means it will be difficult for the Villa to stop then, and Sadio Mane could prove to be the most important man for the Reds.
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Betting Tips: Liverpool to win and Sadio Mane to score @ Mr Green.