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Aston Villa journey to Anfield on Sunday for the Premier League showdown with home team Liverpool.
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Liverpool will be hoping for a better result after the 4-0 Premier League defeat last time out to Manchester City.
In that match, Liverpool had 52% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Liverpool was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (66' Own goal). On the other side, Manchester City got 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Kevin De Bruyne (25'), Raheem Sterling (35') and Phil Foden (45') scored for Manchester City.
Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool have celebrated scoring 8 times in their last six outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures is 10.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Liverpool:
- have not been beaten in the league by Aston Villa in their last 4 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 56 league matches at home. An amazing run.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Premier League action, Aston Villa and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Aston Villa managed 48% possession and 11 shots on goal with 1 on target. Wolverhampton Wanderers got 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Leander Dendoncker (62') was the scorer for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Looking at their form, and Aston Villa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals overall. At the back, The Villans can certainly do much better.
Ahead of this clash, Aston Villa are without an away win for the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 17/01/2015 tells us that Liverpool have won 4 of these games & Aston Villa 2, with the number of drawn games being 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 24 overall which averages out at 4 goals per match.
Team News: Liverpool
There’s just the sole fitness concern for the Liverpool gaffer Jürgen Klopp to contend with from an otherwise complete squad. Ben Woodburn (Fractured Foot) is out of contention.
In our view, The Reds look set to use a 4-3-3 formation in the match and select Alisson, Andrew Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Team News: Aston Villa
In an otherwise available group, there is only the one fitness problem for the Aston Villa gaffer Dean Smith to be concerned with. Lovre Kalinic (Thigh Problems) won’t be in action.
We reckon that The Villans could decide to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup, settling for Ørjan Håskjold Nyland, Ezri Konsa, Kortney Hause, Tyrone Mings, Neil Taylor, John McGinn, Marvelous Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Anwar El-Ghazi, Keinan Davis and Jack Grealish.
We feel that Liverpool are likely to dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
At the same time, Aston Villa could well find it tough finding the net themselves although we do reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage.
We’re therefore anticipating a decent 3-1 winning score for Liverpool when the full-time whistle blows.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Anfield (54,074)
Captain: Jordan Henderson
Chairman: Tom Werner
Manager: Jürgen Klopp
Competitions: Premier League position 1, FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Champions League (Last 16), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
⭐ Key Man: Mohamed Salah
Generally used 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 goalscoring Forward has netted 17 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date from a total of 27 appearances.