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Aston Villa v Liverpool betting tips: Reds face club legend Gerrard with title hopes dented

| 08.05.2022

Preview, odds and Aston Villa v Liverpool betting tips

Liverpool head to Villa Park with their Premier League title chances dented by a damaging 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Saturday which sent them top of the table for 24 hours.

Manchester City took full advantage with a 5-0 rout of Newcastle on Sunday to go three points clear and their goal difference is now four better than that of the Meryseysiders.

The Reds are now 14/1 to achieve the quadruple and 4/9 to win on Tuesday night but they are unlikely to get any favours from club legend Steven Gerrard as we look at the odds in our Aston Villa v Liverpool betting tips.

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Liverpool stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 16 games on Saturday but with title rivals Manchester City having dropped just nine points in their last 25 matches, the draw with Spurs could prove to be the final nail in the coffin for their title aspirations.

The Reds’ form has been nothing short of spectacular considering they are still fighting for three more trophies and have an FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, the team they beat on penalties to win the Carabao Cup in February.

Liverpool have won 13 of their last 15 Premier League games, 11 of which came without conceding which can be backed at 31/20.

Four of their last five away games have been won 1-0 or 2-0 and that option is available at 16/5 in our match result and under 2.5 goals market, although those scorelines are 7/1 and 13/2 respectively in our Aston Villa v Liverpool betting tips.

Villa ended a four-match losing run with a goalless draw at Leicester just over two weeks ago which they followed with a 2-0 victory against Norwich and Saturday’s 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Burnley for which Philippe Coutinho was on the bench.

Gerrard had called Villa’s season a disappointment in the build-up to the Burnley game, but goals from Danny Ings, Emi Buendia and Ollie Watkins helped secure a 3-1 win at Turf Moor and they are 6/1 to make it a hat-trick of victories or 17/5 to draw.

After the game, Gerrard said: “The majority of it I thought was a really strong away performance. With all due respect we were better, stronger, in every department.

“Obviously I was a little frustrated we didn’t see it out with a clean sheet because I thought we deserved that but we won’t let that spoil what was a fantastic performance to a man.”

Villa, though, have lost every home game against top-five sides this season, going down 2-1 and 3-1 to Manchester City and Chelsea, so we go 19/10 on the visitors winning and conceding.

Aston Villa v Liverpool head to head

Watkins scored a hat-trick in a 7-2 victory in this fixture last season, the first time Liverpool had conceded seven goals in 57 years.

The hosts led 4-1 at half-time and are 12/1 to be up at the break and the full-time whistle, but that astonishing victory was their only one in the last eight Premier League encounters with the Reds, who won seven of them, plus a 4-1 FA Cup fourth-round win against a Covid-affected Villa side.

Mo Salah scored a penalty midway through the second half to clinch a 1-0 win at Anfield in December and the Egyptian was on target in a 2-1 victory at the same venue in their previous meeting last season, six months after that unforgettable night at Villa Park.

Liverpool are 27/10 to win by a one-goal margin against Villa for a third successive time or they are 15/2 to win from behind as they have in two of the last five meetings with the midlanders.

Sadio Mane to have two or more shots on target can be backed at 17/10 having scored seven goals in his last 10 games in all competitions.

Aston Villa v Liverpool team news

Coutinho has gone seven games without a goal or an assist after scoring four and creating three in his first eight games for Villa, so it remains to be seen whether he will be among the subs again.

Jacob Ramsey missed the win at Burnley with a groin injury sustained in training and is doubtful, but Gerrard is likely to stick with a winning formula on Tuesday.

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has returned to training following a foot injury, but was not deemed fit enough to be on the bench at the weekend.

With the FA Cup final on Saturday, Klopp may make changes, so Joel Matip, Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas and Joe Gomez could figure.

Goalscorer odds

With Jota playing just 25 minutes against Spurs, the Portugal attacker is in line to start and is 7/2 to get the ball rolling or 13/10 to get on the scoresheet, although Mo Salah is the 14/5 and 19/20 favourite in the two markets despite failing to score in 11 of his last 12 games.

Mane’s record has been discussed above and he is 4/1 to break the deadlock or 6/4 to score whereas Diaz, who has struck in his last two games, is 5/1 and 9/5 in our Aston Villa v Liverpool betting tips.

Of the outsiders, Keita is 11/1 and 7/2 having scored the only goal of the game at Newcastle, while Fabinho, who netted the crucial goal at Villarreal last week, is 11/1 and 4/1.

For Villa, Ings broke the deadlock at Burnley and scored the clincher against Norwich so we go 10/1 and 7/2 on the former Liverpool man in the two markets.

Watkins has also scored in back-to-back games and is 9/1 and 3/1 in the two options, while Coutinho is 9/1 and 10/3.

Match Info

Where: Villa Park

When: 20:00, Tuesday 10th May

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner