Liverpool vs. Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

07 April 2021

Saturday 10 April

Anfield – Premier League

Ollie Watkins takes on two Liverpool players in Aston Villa's 7-2 win in October; Spin Sports BlogCredit: Ollie Watkins takes on two Liverpool players in Aston Villa's 7-2 win in October (Peter Powell/AP/Shutterstock)

Liverpool look to continue their strong vein of form as they host Aston Villa in the Premier League on Satruday. The Villains won their first game in five last weekend and will hope to build on the result.

Past Meetings

Liverpool won 4-1 when the sides met in the FA Cup with the match a foregone conclusion as Aston Villa were unable to field any of their senior side due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Their last league meeting as a resounding Villa win as they put seven goals past the champions, who hit two in reply. Ollie Watkins got a hat-trick, Jack Grealish a brace and Ross Barkley and John McGinn got one each. Mohamed Salah hit two for Liverpool.

Team News

Jurgen Klopp remains without a number of key players including captain Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Divock Origi. Diogo Jota looks back to his best since returning from injury in a boost for the manager, who will have to rotate following a midweek trip to Real Madrid.

The big team news out of Villa Park is that Jack Grealish is set to return this week after a legnthy spell on the sidelines. Centre forward Wesley is also nearing a return whilst Kortney Hause should be fit to start. After scoring a brace off the bench Trezeguet will be hoping to feature from the off on Saturday.

Liverpool vs. Aston Villa Preview and Predictions

Aston Villa hope for a repeat of their last Premier League match against Liverpool as they travel to Anfield this weekend. The 7-2 thrashing may have been a fluke result but Dean Smith’s side will be very much looking for another win this weekend.

Liverpool are in fine form ahead of the match and Spin Sports online football betting has Jurgen Klopp’s side at 1.44 to win with the visitors at 6.75, with the draw at 4.75. As has been the theme with much of the season, the hosts may well be disadvantaged by their injury hit squad, as they play Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Having fielded his strongest line-up just four days earlier, Klopp will want to make rotations in order to match Aston Villa’s enthusiatic energy, but will struggle to do so in a number of positions. Dean Smith on the other hand not only has a full week to prepare for the match but will be lifted by the return of captain Jack Grealish.

With their key playmaker out Villa have won just won of their last seven, but with Grealish back the team look a completely different prospect. The visitors will be more than happy to drop deep to counter Liverpool’s pace whist relying on their No 10 to pose their own threat.

The hosts are undoubted favourites going into the game, but with the spectre of their last meeting hanging over them, it will be interesting to see how Liverpool’s mentality stands the test on Saturday.

Recommended Bets

Over 3.5 goals scored at 2.55

There has been an average of seven goals scored across the two meetings this season. Even if those results aren’t likely to be replicated, there should still be goals.

Both teams to score at 1.76

Liverpool have rediscovered their goalscoring form, but Villa pose a threat themselves. It should be another counter-attacking game.

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