Aston Villa (@1.28) vs Liverpool (@7.5)

Our Prediction:

Aston Villa will win

Aston Villa – Liverpool Match Prediction | 17-12-2019 14:45

Liverpool have four wins and a draw thus far on their travels, dominating most of the time, even when they have not played particularly well. Since an opening day loss to Spurs, they have not lost, giving them hope of taking the game to Liverpool. Thats a great record if you want to maintain your place in the top flight, so they will be happy. Villa have done fairly well at home so far this term, winning twice in five outings and drawing two other times. They will look to bounce back from a draw with Manchester United last time out.

The best answer? To gain something from this match, Aston Villa need to do the same, because Liverpools full-backs are auxillary everythings. To stop the full-backs. Manchester United were able to nullify Liverpools full-backs by muddling up the pitch and carrying out man-to-man assignments on the wide players. This resulted in a 1-1 draw, but importantly, not a loss.

Predicted Aston Villa team vs Liverpool

A good problem for your team to have, no? Liverpools success has created a busy schedule. Not only do they have Champions League and Premier League fixtures to contend with, they will kick off a FIFA Club World Cup campaign in December, before continuing with League Cup and FA Cup fixtures. From here on out, each week could contain two Liverpool fixtures!

Liverpool or the Reds as they are also known, had a great season so far, probably one of their best in the last three decades. In the previous round in the replay of the Champions League finals this year, theyve beat Tottenham 2-1 and now they have 6 points more than 2nd placed Manchester City. After the first 10 matchdays in PL, they netted 23 and allowed 8 goals and I expect that they will win once again. That draw was 1-1 away against Manchester United. They still didnt lose in Premier League where they are in the 1st place with 9 victories and one draw.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Betting Tips

This is assuming Liverpool dont forfeit the tie due to their Club World Cup commitments; something that was hinted at by Jurgen Klopp in his post-match interview. The sides look set to become very familiar with each other this season, having been drawn on Thursday to face one another at Villa Park in the next round of the Carabao Cup.

Jrgen Klopp rested all 11 of his starters in midweek that had faced Tottenham at home last weekend. The squad mens League Cup penalty shootout triumph over Arsenal was quite a ride, but once the adrenaline subsided, those that featured will have come to realise and accept that they have not yet played themselves into the managers immediate plans.

Their relentless high pressing, high defensive line, great team cohesion combined with the individual qualities of the front three and several players in other positions is arguably what sets them apart from most teams in Europe at the moment. Their games arent as rich in flair as those of City, hence the advantage in goal-difference Pep Guardiolas team have over them, but the ability to grind out results, even when it seems hopeless, is a huge strength of the team put together by Jurgen Klopp.

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Aston Villa is having a good season so far, but in the previous round they were beaten away by Manchester City with 3-0 and their streak of 4 consecutive games without a loss in all competitions was stopped. In the first 10 rounds, they scored 15 and conceded 16 goals. Now, they are placed 15th with 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. They managed to score in 4 out of the last 5 home games, so I think that they will score this time also.

Of course, they can always grab the first goal and make it difficult for the Reds, there is no doubt there, but in terms of actually bossing a game, you know which side will be the ones doing it. Eventually all of that pressure will tell, and Liverpool will be the ones that come out on top. Expert Verdict: Given how poorly Villa have played so far against the bigger sides, it's really hard to think they will pose much of a danger to Liverpool. Liverpool will comfortably over Villa, who fight hard but just don't have enough about them.

It should be an interesting contest, especially in the light of the fact that these teams have been drawn to face each other at the same venue in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup as well, with the date of that fixture yet to be decided. The newly promoted Aston Villa will welcome leaders of the pack Liverpool to Villa Park in Birmingham in the 11th round of the Premier League season.