Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Liverpool vs Aston Villa - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Liverpool vs Aston Villa, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Premier League match between Liverpool vs Aston Villa.

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Match Details:

League: Premier League

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

Time: 20th May, 07.30 pm

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview:

Liverpool welcome Aston Villa on Saturday evening at Merseyside as they play their final match at Anfield this season. Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit fifth in the table, four points behind Newcastle and one point behind Manchester United and having played a game more. Liverpool are currently on a seven-match winning streak, the latest win coming last weekend against the Foxes, courtesy of a quick fire first half brace by Curtis Jones and a stunning free-kick by Trent Alexander-Arnold. Contrasting numbers to the defensive stats Liverpool have had this season, the Reds have now kept three clean sheets in a row, for the first time since February. Klopp’s side also have the second best home record in the division, with only City faring better in this department. They have taken 43 points from 18 home games this season, with only 1 loss in the process. Despite Liverpool having to rely on slip-ups by either of Manchester United or Newcastle to get into the top four, they’ll be aiming to at least do their part and get the wins under their belt – with the Reds not having lost a single final home game since the 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in the 2014-15 campaign.

Aston Villa meanwhile sit eighth in the table, level on points with Spurs and below them only on goal difference. A stunning 10 game unbeaten-run was halted by a 1-0 loss to Manchester United, then followed by a 1-0 loss to Wolves at the Molineux. However, last weekend’s result was a huge one for Emery’s side, defeating Ryan Mason’s Spurs side and getting level on points with them in their pursuit for European football next season. Although Aston Villa have made Villa Park a fortress, their shortcomings on the road have proven to be a big obstacle in their path this season. Villa have taken just one point in their last 3 away matches, scoring only one goal in the process. Apart from the surprising 7-2 victory, Villa have always struggled against the Reds, having lost all of their last 5 matches against Klopp’s side. Emery in particular doesn’t have a great record against Klopp as well, winless in 7 successive fixtures against Liverpool at his Arsenal days since winning the Europa League with Sevilla in 2016. The likes of Ollie Watkins will have to be on top form if Villa aim to take anything positive at Anfield today, as they look to seek revenge for the 3-1 loss at Villa Park earlier this season.

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Prediction:

Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa


Liverpool and Aston Villa Key Stats:

Goals:

Liverpool: M Salah (19), D Nunez, R Firmino (9), C Gakpo (6)

Aston Villa: O Watkins (14), D Luiz, E Buendia, J Ramsey (5)

Assists: 

Liverpool: M Salah (10), T Alexander Arnold, A Robertson (8), R Firmino, D Jota (4)

Aston Villa: O Watkins (6), D Luiz, J Ramsey (5), L Bailey (4)

Tackles:

Liverpool: Fabinho (63), T Alexander-Arnold (54), T Alcantara (43)

Aston Villa: D Luiz (68), J Ramsey (67), J McGinn (63)

Interceptions:

Liverpool: T Alexander-Arnold (42), Fabinho (34), V Van Dijk (29)

Aston Villa: T Mings (47), D Luiz (39), M Cash (24)

Chances Created:

Liverpool: T Alexander Arnold (65), M Salah (62), A Robertson (51)

Aston Villa: D Luiz (41), E Buendia, J Ramsey (39), L Bailey, O Watkins (29)


Liverpool vs Aston Villa Lineups:

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

Aston Villa: Martinez; Young, Konsa, Mings, Moreno; Ramsey, Kamara, Luiz, McGinn; Buendia, Watkins

Unavailable Players:

Liverpool: C Ramsay, N Keita, R Williams, D Nunez, S Bajcetic, T Alcantara

Aston Villa: C Chambers, J Steer, P Coutinho


Liverpool vs Aston Villa Fantasy Combination:

Gk: E Martinez

Def: V van Dijk, A Robertson, T Alexander Arnold

Mid: D Luiz, J Ramsey, L Diaz, C Jones

Fwd: M Salah (C), C Gakpo (vC), O Watkins

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Captaincy Picks:

M Salah, C Gakpo, L Diaz

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Grand League Picks:

O Watkins, T Alexander Arnold, C Jones