Aston Villa vs. Liverpool: Will Steven Gerrard's Side Hurt Liverpool's Title Chances?

May 9, 2022
Benson Chikezie

English Premier League 2021/2022
Matchday 33 (Rescheduled)
Villa Park, Birmingham

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Liverpool’s quadruple ambitions probably suffered a blip as they could only manage a draw at home to Tottenham. In an ironic twist, they will travel to Villa Park for their next game and come up against former Anfield favorites Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho. The game will kick off on May 11 at 00:30 IST and is a must-win for the away side if they are to remain in contention for the title.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news from Villa Park and Anfield:

Aston Villa Form and Team News

Villa’s European chances are as good as non-existent, with the club unable to turn their occasional sparks of brilliance into consistent deliveries. Indeed, they have a squad filled with some promising players and other established performers like Danny Ings and Philippe Coutinho, but they have found themselves on the losing side too many times this season (17).

They will draw some positives from their 3-1 win against Burnley over the weekend, ahead of Liverpool’s visit. A run of back-to-back wins is also promising after a disappointing four-match losing run and a draw. Their form at home has also been below average, with three wins, two draws, and five losses in their last ten home games, although they will be inspired by their famous 7-2 win here in 2020.

Leon Bailey and Kourtney Hause will not feature in this match as they picked up a muscle injury and an abdominal strain, respectively. Jacob Ramsey is also doubtful to feature after he picked up a knock recently.

Liverpool Form and Team News

The Reds travel to Villa Park on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Tottenham, a game they were fortunate not to lose in the dying stages. They were dominant for much of the match but could not find that cutting-edge brilliance for which they are rather famous. 

They have not lost away from home since a 1-0 deficit at the King Power Stadium in December, winning eleven times and drawing once since that loss. However, their last visit to Villa Park in the Premier League produced a humiliating 7-2 loss, which they will be desperate to avoid. They have also won their last three outings against Aston Villa and will hope to build on that winning run.

Roberto Firmino remains on the sidelines with a foot injury and will not feature in this fixture.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Villa may be the home team, but Liverpool are in imperious form, and the sportsbooks at Parimatch, Paripesa, and consider them to be favorites in this fixture.

The odds for a Liverpool win are at 1.47 on Parimatch, 1.504 on Paripesa, and 1.46 on The three sportsbooks place the odds for a draw at 4.70, 4.84, and 4.50, respectively, while a win for the home side, Villa, is available at 7.10, 6.90, and 7.00 odds, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Liverpool are the stronger side of the two, no doubt, and have a better head-to-head record against their hosts, winning seven of their last ten meetings in all competitions. The away side have not lost a match on the road since December, and the home team have not exactly been convincing at home this season. 

Villa strung back-to-back victories with their win against Burnley and will hope to build on that victory against arguably the best team in Europe. Here are our thoughts on this fixture:

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.698

In the last ten meetings between Aston Villa and Liverpool, only twice have both teams scored less than three goals. Both sides know how to turn up the heat on their good days, and Klopp will be especially keen to see his side return to winning ways with a convincing performance. The outcome for over 2.5 goals is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.698 odds.

Tip: Goal in Both Halves @ 1.59

Liverpool are fast starters and have unsurprisingly scored the most goals towards the end of the match in the EPL this season. We expect end-to-end action in this fixture and at least a goal on either side of halftime. Goal in both halves is available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.59 odds.


Steven Gerrard will welcome the club where he attained legendary status for his second outing against them as a manager. They lost the reverse fixture narrowly at Anfield, and with Liverpool’s current form, Villa’s chances of hurting their title ambitions are slim.

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