Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Aston Villa visit Anfield on Saturday for the Premier League fixture with home team Liverpool.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Liverpool v Aston Villa, scroll down (including the best match odds).
Liverpool won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 3-1 Champions League defeat last time out to Real Madrid.
In that match, Liverpool had 55% possession and 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Liverpool was Mohamed Salah (51'). For their opponents, Real Madrid CF had 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Vinicius Júnior (27', 65') and Marco Asensio (36') scored for Real Madrid.
A common trait of more recent Liverpool games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of clashes before this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have been a losing one.
Ahead of this clash, Liverpool have not won at home in their last 8 league games. They will be so desperate to end this run.
Aston Villa go into this match after a 3-1 Premier League win vs Fulham in their last fixture.
In that game, Aston Villa had 52% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Aston Villa, the scorers were Trézéguet (78', 81') and Ollie Watkins (87'). At the other end, Fulham got 15 shots on goal with 7 on target. Aleksandar Mitrović (61') scored for Fulham.
Over the course of 5 of the previous six games featuring Aston Villa, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game during that period is a paltry 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by The Villans being 0.83. That trend might not be carried forward into this match, however.
Leading up to this clash, Aston Villa:
- haven't beaten Liverpool when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings going back to 14/02/2016 shows us that Liverpool have won 4 of these and Aston Villa 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 30 overall at an average of 5 goals per meeting.
Team News: Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk (Ruptured cruciate ligament), Joe Gomez (Patella problems) and Joel Matip (Ankle Injury) will be missing for Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp.
Team News: Aston Villa
Villa manager Dean Smith has some current player fitness concerns. Wesley (Knee Injury) and Kortney Hause (Ankle Injury) can’t be considered.
When taking all factors into account, Liverpool will probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
At the other end, Aston Villa may well struggle to score a goal of their own but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be getting the chances to score, too.
Our selection here is for a 3-1 win for Liverpool when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Anfield (53,394)
Captain: Jordan Henderson
Chairman: Tom Werner
Manager: Jürgen Klopp
Competitions: Premier League position 6, FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Champions League (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Mohamed Salah
Typically taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Mohamed Salah was born in Basyoun, Egypt. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Basel 1893 in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 18 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 29 appearances.