Aston Villa vs Liverpool Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th December 2019

Villans to see off Liverpool's youngsters

Dejan Lovren /Liverpool © imago images / Xinhua 17.12.2019

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Betting Tips – EFL Cup, 17th December 19.45pm

With Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool involved in the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar, a second-string Reds outfit will travel to Villa Park for this EFL Cup quarter-final against Dean Smith’s Aston Villa. Liverpool’s U23 manager Neil Critchley will take charge of the team in the Midlands. With the away side nowhere near at full strength, the Villans, who are priced at just 1/4, should have no problems in this one.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Betting Odds*

Aston Villa 1/4
Draw 13/2
Liverpool 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 16th, 2019 at 17:10 p.m.)
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Aston Villa News and Form – Will the Villans ease through?

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa have looked very strong in this competition so far, beating Premier League opposition in the last two rounds. The Villans started with an impressive 6-1 win at Crewe Alexandra, which they followed up with victories over Brighton & Hove Albion (3-1) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-1).

Villa are doing just fine in the cup, but Smith’s boys have struggled in the Premier League in recent months. Since taking seven points from three games, Aston Villa have lost six of their last eight, winning just one of those. Last weekend, the Midlands club were beaten 2-0 by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

 

Aston Villa over/under 2.5 goals
Over17/20
Under17/20

Bet at 22Bet

 

Despite their wobbly form, Aston Villa have been difficult to beat at Villa Park this season, losing just three Premier League home games. However, one of those defeats did come to Liverpool last month. Can Aston Villa put their poor run of results to bed and advance through to the EFL Cup semis on Tuesday?

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Head to Head

Last month, Liverpool came from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park – Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane got the goals

Back in February 2016, Liverpool thumped Villa 6-0 at Villa Park

The Reds have won the last three meetings, scoring 11 times in the process

The last League Cup fixture between the pair was a thriller, with Liverpool winning 4-3 at Villa Park way back in December 2002

 

Key-Facts – Aston Villa vs Liverpool

  • The Villans have won just two of their last nine league and cup games
  • Liverpool have won five on the bounce in all competitions
  • The Reds have not lost in three months

 

Liverpool News and Form – Can the young guns cause an upset?

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have hardly put a foot wrong this season, losing just one game since the FA Community Shield. Napoli are the only team to have beaten them this term.

Liverpool, who are undefeated in the Premier League, were involved in a ten-goal thriller with Arsenal in the previous round. The Reds drew 5-5 with the Gunners at Anfield, going on to win 5-4 on penalties. Before that, Klopp’s boys won 2-0 at MK Dons.

Due to the first-team’s involvement in the Club World Cup, Liverpool will be fielding a significantly weakened team at Villa Park, with a number of unknown faces taking part. The odds are stacked against them, but can Neil Critchley’s young Reds cause an upset in midweek?

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Tips & Odds

Aston Villa to be winning at half time and full time at 8/11
Jack Grealish to score anytime at 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 16th, 2019 at 17:15 p.m.)

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Predictions

Aston Villa win: Liverpool would be the strong favourites if they had a full squad available. However, with Klopp and his first-team in Qatar, the bookies have priced the Reds priced at 7/1 to leave Villa Park with a win on Tuesday.

Aston Villa have been in poor form lately, but they must take advantage of Liverpool’s hectic Christmas schedule. The Villans have seen off Brighton and Wolves in their last two EFL Cup matches, and they should get past a depleted Liverpool in midweek. Take a punt on the home side to be winning at half time and full time at 8/11.

Jack Grealish has caught the eye with a number of top performances this season. The 24-year-old has been key to Smith so far, scoring six times in 17 league and cup outings. Grealish is available at 15/8 to notch anytime in this one.


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