Aston Villa vs Liverpool. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more

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Aston Villa will host Liverpool at the Villa Park in the 33th round of the English Premier League. The match will take place on May 11, beginning at 00:30 IST.

On the night of 10 May, the re-scheduled meeting of the 33rd round of the English Premier League will take place in Birmingham. The home side sit in the middle of the table and finishing the season at a relaxed rhytm, with the symbolic task of finishing in the top ten. The visitors, on the other hand, are actively competing with leading Manchester City for the gold medals, although the chances are slim – there is no room for slippage at the moment.

Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.

Aston Villa News & Current Form:

“First and foremost, we should stop behaving like we’re [in] a funeral. I didn’t say that to the boys but it’s a little bit the mood here. It’s just we have to show resilience – we will.”

Jurgen Klopp said at the press conference after the match against Tottenham.

The Liverpool coach remains optimistic and will make sure that the team spirit does not break down ahead of the two finals (FA Cup and UEFA Champions League) and that the players’ confidence in their abilities is unshaken. But even Klopp must be aware that a point loss against Tottenham would cost the Reds the league title. The gap to Manchester City has widened to three points. Therefore, Liverpool not only need to win their remaining three games to win the league title, they must also rely on not one but two defeats from the Citizens – which seems not realistic сonsidering their form.

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Liverpool News & Current Form:

Ironically, Liverpool’s hopes of a league title may finally be killed off by club legend Steven Gerrard. The young coach continues to build an interesting project at Villa Park and there is no room for sentiment in the upcoming encounter. The Lions are just getting going, having picked up seven points in their previous three games. 

After a run of four consecutive defeats, Aston Villa drew 0-0 away to Leicester and then went on to win two straight – 2-0 against a motivated Norwich and 1-3 away to Burnley after 52 minutes of play.

Aston Villa have come close to finishing in the top 10, a position in which they last finished eleven years ago. And the Villians are both far away from the relegation zone and European competitions slots. The objective of competing for at least the Conference League is certainly on the horizon as early as next season.

Here we should also note the Lions’ abysmal statistics against teams currently ranked first to eighth. In fourteen games, the Birmingham side have picked up only four points, all against Manchester United.

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Aston Villa season form guide (all competitions): L-L-L-D-W-W

Liverpool season form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W-D

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Record:

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The teams met three times last year. Liverpool won each match by a combined score of 7-2. It is worth noting that the encounters are often productive.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Predicted XI:

Aston Villa’s predicted line-up (4-2-2-2): Emi Martinez; Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz; Emi Buendia, Philippe Coutinho; Danny Ings, Ollie Watkins. 

Liverpool’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz.

Statistical preview of the match Aston Villa vs Liverpool:

  • The upcoming match is very symbolic for Stevie G, as he is a Liverpool legend, he played over 500 games for them in 17 years.
  • Aston Villa have scored five goals in their last two matches.
  • Aston Villa have scored less than 2.5 goals at home in 6 of their last 7 matches.
  • In fourteen games against top-8 sides, the Birmingham side have picked up only four points.
  • Liverpool have won four of their last five fixtures.
  • Liverpool have scored more than 1.5 away goals in 9 of their last 10 games.

What has been said before the match:

Steven Gerrard:

“They’re a world-class team. Arguably, the best team in the world right now. We’re well aware of the challenge. I’ve spoken many times about how I respect the coach and the coaching staff there. You either fear that or you put your shoulders back and try and take it on and find situations where you can have your moments in the game. Every team on the planet, historically or now, there’s always areas or situations that happen in a game where you can hurt them. We’re well aware of the size of the challenge tomorrow, but it’s exciting and I’m looking forward to it. Big games of football are what it’s all about.”

Jurgen Klopp:

“It is clear that it is not over, whatever happened, because we both have three games to play. And my concern is actually: how can we win our games? We have absolutely no hand in how City will play their games. But before they are played I think we should not add on points; we don’t do that and I’m pretty sure City are not doing that. [Until] it’s not reachable anymore, why should we stop believing? That’s what we do.”

he said about title race.

“Whatever happens tomorrow night, if we win it would be helpful mood-wise, if not we have four days to create a mood until the cup final. It’s a cup final, it’s a one-off now. In an ideal world you win all the games and you are always in a great mood. A lot of times we have to respond on setbacks and that’s what we have to do. Not thinking about a setback now but, yes, in our situation, the only chance to win things is to win all our football games. That’s a tough task with the schedule but we still give it a try, by taking it one by one and not now thinking already about the cup final.”

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Prediction:

Liverpool failed to beat Tottenham for the second time this season. This loss of points has reduced Liverpool’s championship chances. Just three days after the Spurs clash, Jurgen Klopp’s charges will play Aston Villa. The German admits that the overly tight calendar is affecting the team’s results. That said, Aston Villa also have little time to rest, so freshness will definitely not be an advantage for the hosts. Two straight wins for the Birmingham side made it clear – the Villians are not an easy walk. Playing them at their stadium is tough, but Liverpool must win to keep the league title race going until the very end of the tournament.

Parimatch News staff prediction:

We say: Liverpool to win and the match total over 2.5 – Yes.

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