class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Dean Smith's men recorded a stunning 7-2 victory in the previous league meeting, but our tipster is expecting a much more subdued affair at Anfield
Revenge will be on the mind of Liverpool when they welcome Aston Villa to Anfield for Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash.
The reverse fixture saw Dean Smith’s men inflict a humiliating 7-2 defeat on the champions, with Ollie Watkins scoring a first-half hat-trick.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Latest Odds
However, bet365 make the Reds just 11/20 (1.55) to exact retribution on Villa and record their first win at the ground since December 16.
The west Midlands side have not completed the league double over Liverpool since the 1992-93 season and are out at 5/1 (6.0) to achieve that feat on Saturday.
None of the last seven top-flight meetings between these teams have finished in a draw and the online bookmaker offers 16/5 (4.20) that this one ends all square.
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Liverpool vs Aston Villa Team News
Centre-back trio Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are all out whilst Jordan Henderson is also on the sidelines along with Divock Origi and Caoimhin Kelleher.
Jack Grealish has endured a further injury setback to the problem which has already kept him out for over two months, meaning he and Wesley are the visitors’ only absentees.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview
With just eight games left in the season there is very little room for error left for Liverpool, who are three points off the top-four after a run of only five wins in their last 16 Premier League matches.
The bulk of that poor form can be attributed to a dreadful series of results at Anfield, where the Reds have scored only once in their last seven league games, conceding 10 in the process.
Only one of those fixtures has seen more than three goals in the match and it could be another tight affair here, considering Villa have netted six times in their last eight and shipped only seven.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals is offered at 13/10 (2.30) at bet365 and offers plenty of value, with it paying out in five of the last six Premier League games each of these teams has contested.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.