Liverpool vs Aston Villa, 2pm Sunday 3rd September 2023 Premier League

Liverpool v Aston Villa 15:00(CEST)

  • Played 190 times in the league before, Liverpool 93, Draws 41, Villa 56
  • Liverpool took 4 points off Villa last season
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Liverpool 1-1 Villa
  • Liverpool have won 5 of their last 6 (all comps) vs Villa
  • 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 6 of the last 7 head-to-heads
  • Mo Salah has scored in 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads
  • Liverpool have won 4 of the last 5 repeat fixtures (other a draw)

Both Liverpool and Aston Villa will be heading into this Sunday’s Premier League game full of confidence after top wins last weekend.

Liverpool came from behind with just 10 men to see off Newcastle 2-1 away, while Villa breezed past Burnley 3-1 on the road.

This will be the 191st time the sides have met in the league and it’s Liverpool that holds the bragging rights with 93 wins, to Villa’s 56 (41 draws).

The match betting reflects this with Liverpool at 4/6, the draw 7/2 and Villa at 10/3.

Last season the Reds took 4 points off Villa, but the good news for the Midlands club is that this repeat clash ended 1-1 and that can be backed again at 1-1.

That said, Liverpool have won 5 of their last 6 vs Villa in all competitions and also grabbed all three points in 4 of the last 5 repeat fixtures.

It’s often a game that can produce goals too – with 71% of the last 7 going Over 2.5 Goals and both teams have also scored in 86% of the last 7 clashes too.

You can back 3+ goals in the game (Over 2.5) at 4/9, but there is slightly better value in both teams to find the back of the net at 1/2.

In terms of goal scorers to note – Liverpool’s Mo Salah, who has only scored one so far this season in the league, loves playing against Villa. The Egyptian

has bagged 5 goals in the last 7 head-to-heads and is on the table at 4/1 (1st) or 11/10 (anytime).

Darwin Nunez, who was the star of the show last week in Liverpool’s win at Newcastle, is sure to be popular too. He can be backed at 5/1 (1st) or 7/5 (anytime).

Looking at the Villa players, Ollie Watkins is their main man up top and is 13/2 (1st) or 15/8 (anytime), while Matty Cash scored a brace last weekend is 25/1 (1st) and 8/1 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game that with home advantage Liverpool can be expected to win and will still be on cloud nine after that recent win. However, Villa are an improving side and we feel they can score at least one.

With that in mind, the ‘both teams to score’ at 1/2 looks a solid option in what should be a decent Sunday 2pm match.