Heading to Anfield on Saturday afternoon, Aston Villa will be facing a formidable Liverpool side who are currently on a seven-game winning spree in the Premier League. The Reds had been having a roller-coaster season until the start of spring, but their current winning streak has suddenly put them back into contention for a spot in the top four.
Their most recent outing saw them easily defeat Leicester City, who are battling relegation, with a comfortable 3-0 victory at the King Power Stadium. This leaves Liverpool just a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United. Consequently, they are eager to increase pressure on their competitors by securing another win against Aston Villa.
On the other hand, Unai Emery’s Villa squad will be visiting Merseyside, riding high on a well-earned 2-1 victory over Tottenham from the previous weekend. Following this win, the Villians, who currently stand at the eighth place, continue to stay in the contention for European qualification, something they haven’t achieved since 2010.
Odds and Betting
Back in December, Liverpool won the reverse fixture and the betting odds are favouring a similar outcome in this match at 4/9 888sport.
The last two Premier League away games for Aston Villa ended without points. The bookmakers suggest a similar result for them, with odds of 11/2 for an away win (William Hill). The possibility of a draw stands at 18/5 with betway.
Although Liverpool are the clear favourites, there are good chances that Aston Villa might keep the match competitive. Therefore, it might be a good bet to give Villa a +1.25 start on the Asian Handicap at odds of 17/20.
With this bet, a half-stakes profit can be earned if Villa lose by a single goal. A full-stakes payout will be secured if Villa manages to avoid defeat at Anfield.