Liverpool v Aston Villa | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction
Liverpool welcome Aston Villa to Anfield on Sunday afternoon and are big favourites to pick up all three points. The Reds are enjoying a great start to the new season and are coming off the back of consecutive Premier League wins, so they’ll fancy their chances of getting a result at home.
Liverpool are 4/6 with 888 Sport To Win, having made light work of their last league game at Anfield. The Merseysiders haven’t lost at home to Villa since 2014, boasting four wins and one draw from their last five at Anfield, so it’s little wonder the bookmakers are backing them.
Villa are underdogs, but they’re also having a good start to the season with consecutive wins ahead of Sunday’s meeting. They won their last away game in the league and earned a draw away to Jurgen Klopp’s side last season, so Liverpool and Villa are 18/5 with Spread Ex To Draw.
Unai Emery’s men haven’t beaten Liverpool in three years but only five clubs boasted more away wins than Villa in the league last season (5) and only four clubs conceded fewer goals on the road (25). Villa are 19/5 with Bet UK To Win.
The Midlands outfit was short of goals on the road, however, scoring 0.9 goals per game away from home, so Total Away Goals Under 1.5 is 11/20 with Boyle Sports. Liverpool averaged 2.4 goals per game at home in 2022/23, so Total Home Goals Over 1.5 is 5/11 with VBet.
Liverpool and Villa have both scored in six of their last seven head-to-heads. Liverpool have scored and conceded in all three of their league games this season while Villa have averaged 2.6 goals per game and conceded two goals per game. Both Teams To Score is 12/15 with Unibet and Total Goals Over 2.5 is 4/9 with Matchbook. Who will be getting on the scoresheet, however?
Mohamed Salah stayed at Liverpool on deadline day despite interest from Al-Ittihad, so he will line up against Villa. The 31-year-old, who had a hand in 31 goals from 38 league games last season while contributing three goals in three games this campaign, is 4/1 with Sky Bet to be the First Goalscorer and 6/5 with William Hill to Score Anytime.
Darwin Nunez, who had a hand in 12 goals from 29 league games last season and has scored twice in three games this campaign, is 11/2 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 7/5 with William Hill to Score Anytime.
Villa have Ollie Watkins who contributed 21 goals in 37 league games last season. The 27-year-old, who has three goals and two assists from five games across the board this campaign, is 8/1 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 14/5 with Betfair to Score Anytime.
Moussa Diaby has enjoyed a bright start to the season, scoring and creating three goals in three league games since his summer move from Bayer Leverkusen. The 24-year-old is 11/1 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 31/10 with VBet to Score Anytime.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa