Aston Villa vs Liverpool betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds
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Aston Villa vs Liverpool betting tips

This article covers Aston Villa vs Liverpool betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Aston Villa vs Liverpool betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Match details

Match: Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Competition: FA Cup

Date: January 8, 2021

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, January 8, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Villa Park

Betting prediction: Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool

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Liverpool are without a win in three matches, although they still hold a marginal goal difference lead at the top of the table. The Reds have only won one of their last seven away games.

Aston Villa’s five-match unbeaten run came to an end on New Year’s Day but their overall form this season has generally been very good.

Aston Villa’s last two home matches against Liverpool have resulted in 5-0 and 7-2 victories. The Reds will be particularly eager to avenge their 7-2 drubbing in October.

With Liverpool definitely more focused on the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp is expected to rotate his side quite heavily.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Recommended bets

Over 2.5 goals. As mentioned already, there were nine goals scored when the two sides met at Villa Park in October. Three of Aston Villa’s last four matches have produced three goals. Liverpool have failed to score in their last two away games, but they did put seven past Crystal Palace in December.

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Bertrand Traore to score. Traore has three goals in his last four appearances, including one at Old Trafford last week.

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: What are the betting odds?

Aston Villa vs Liverpool – recent form and head to head statistics

Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC form
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Aston Villa FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:0
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Manchester City FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:0
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Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:4
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Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:1
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Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa FC - 1:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester United FC vs Liverpool FC - 3:2
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Liverpool FC vs Burnley FC - 0:1
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Liverpool FC vs Manchester United FC - 0:0
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Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:4
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Southampton FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:0
Last 5 games for Aston Villa FC
January 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 2 - 0 Newcastle United FC
January 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 2 - 0 Aston Villa FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Everton FC
January 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC
January 8, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 4 Liverpool FC
Last 5 games for Liverpool FC
January 24, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 3 - 2 Liverpool FC
January 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 0 - 1 Burnley FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 0 - 0 Manchester United FC
January 8, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 4 Liverpool FC
January 4, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 1 - 0 Liverpool FC
Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC FA Cup 20/21 form
Aston Villa FC Liverpool FC
1 Matches played 2
0 Matches won 1
2 Goal attempts 40
1 Shots on goal 19
2 Corner kicks 23
15% Average ball possession 72%
1 Shots blocked 9
7 Free kicks 12
1 Offsides 1
1 Goals by foot 4
1 Goals scored 6
4 Goals conceded 4
0 Shots off goal 12
0 Cards given 3
0 Goals by head 2
Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Aston Villa FC Liverpool FC
52 Matches 52
28 Home Matches 24
24 Away Matches 28
56 Total Goals 90
1.08 Average Goals Scored 1.73
13 Wins 29
29 Losses 13
10 Draws 10
Last 5 games & match results between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC
January 8, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 4 Liverpool FC
October 4, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 7 - 2 Liverpool FC
July 5, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Liverpool FC 2 - 0 Aston Villa FC
December 17, 2019 EFL Cup 19/20 Aston Villa FC 5 - 0 Liverpool FC
November 2, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa FC 1 - 2 Liverpool FC


Aston Villa vs Liverpool betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: ( THE SUN OUT,THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT ) Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary’s Stadium on January 04, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Match preview

Aston Villa welcome Liverpool to Villa Park on Friday night for their FA Cup third-round tie.

Villa suffered a narrow, but probably deserved, 2-1 defeat away to Man United on New Year’s Day. After going a goal down, Bertrand Traore had Villa back on level terms before the hour mark. But United’s lead was restored a couple of minutes later as Bruno Fernandes converted a controversially awarded penalty.

The result, Villa’s first defeat in six matches, leaves them 8th in the table on 26 points. Villa have kept consecutive clean sheets at Villa Park, winning their last home match 3-0 against Aston Villa.

Liverpool’s nine-match unbeaten run ended on Monday night as they lost 1-0 away to Southampton. Although Liverpool remain 1st in the table, Manchester United are level on 33 points with Liverpool and have a game in hand over their rivals.

Reds are struggling to score goals

Liverpool look a shadow of the team they were last season. Jurgen Klopp’s side have managed just one goal in their last three matches.

Villa shook the footballing world when they thrashed Liverpool 7-2 in October. Ollie Watkins scored a hat-trick, while John McGinn, Ross Barkley, and Jack Grealish (2) were also on the scoresheet. Mohamed Salah scored both of Liverpool’s consolation goals.

Aston Villa beat Liverpool 2-1 at Villa Park the last time the two sides met in the FA Cup in April 2015 – en route to Villa making the final.

Liverpool have won the FA Cup seven times, most recently in 2006. Villa have also won the competition on seven occasions, although they haven’t done so since 1957.

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Dean Smith

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 15: Dean Smith manager of Aston Villa during a press conference at Villa Park Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa team news vs Liverpool

Ross Barkley is set to miss out with a hamstring injury, but Dean Smith is hoping to have the midfielder back for the upcoming league game against Tottenham. Trezeguet has a muscle injury and will also miss out.

Villa should field a similar side to the one which faced Manchester United at Old Trafford on New Year’s Day, although the likes of Kortney Hause, Ahmed El Mohamady and Jacob Ramsey could benefit from any rotation.

Long-term absentee Wesley has “been handed over by the physios to the sports conditioning team” has he steps up his recovery from a lengthy knee injury.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01 : Jordan Henderson of Liverpool kisses the UEFA Champions League trophy during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 1, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool team news vs Aston Villa

Jordan Henderson was used at centre-back against Southampton, partnering fellow midfielder Fabinho – such is the extent of Liverpool’s defensive injury crisis. Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, and Virgil van Dijk are all out injured.

Jordan Henderson is set to move back into midfield, so one of Rhys Williams or Nathaniel Phillips will start in defence.

Thiago Alcantara made his return from injury to start at Southampton and is unlikely to start consecutive matches, so Curtis Jones could be handed a recall in midfield.

Since impressing and scoring for Liverpool against Crystal Palace, Takumi Minamino hasn’t be involved for the Reds in their last 3 games. The forward is likely to start in the FA Cup.

Also, Xherdan Shaqiri, Neco Williams, and former Villa man James Milner all come into contention as Jurgen Klopp will likely rotate.

Naby Keita is a doubt with a muscle injury and will be assessed on Thursday.

Diogo Jota and deputy left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas are both out with knee injuries.

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Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Manchester United FC 19 11 40
2 Manchester City FC 18 18 38
3 Leicester City FC 19 14 38
4 Liverpool FC 19 15 34
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 West Ham United FC 19 5 32
8 Aston Villa FC 17 13 29
9 Chelsea FC 19 10 29
10 Southampton FC 18 5 29
11 Arsenal FC 19 4 27
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 19 -11 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Burnley FC 18 -12 19
16 Newcastle United FC 19 -14 19
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
18 Fulham FC 18 -12 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 19 -28 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
Premier League 20/21
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 6
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 5

Aston Villa vs Liverpool betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Aston Villa vs Liverpool?
19:45, Friday 08 January 2021
What is the prediction for Aston Villa vs Liverpool?
Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool