The title race is officially over for Liverpool following Arsenal’s win over Manchester United last night. However, the Klopp boys have already secured the third position in the league and booked their place in the UEFA Champions League. They will visit to Villa Park tonight to face off against Aston Villa, who are on the verge of playing in the Champions League next year by securing the top four.

Aston Villa have been brilliant this season under Unai Emery and defeated big names, such as Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Manchester United, and many more. They had a great chance to win the Europa Conference League but lost to Olympiacos in the semifinal. 

However, the Villans are all set to play in the Champions League again after ages. A win over Liverpool tonight would seal their spot for the upcoming Champions League.

Stats & Facts

  • Liverpool suffered their biggest defeat in the Premier League against Aston Villa. In 2020, Aston Villa humiliated Liverpool by a 7-1 margin at Villa Park.
  • Apart from the 7-1 win at Villa Park, Aston Villa are winless in their last 11 meetings with the All-Reds and lost 10 of those matches.
  • In the English Premier League, Liverpool have won more away matches against Aston Villa than any other opponents.
  • Liverpool already have defeated the Villans this season. A win would see them completing the league double over Aston Villa. 
  • Aston Villa are winless in their last four matches across all competitions. Additionally, they have lost three games in a row during this run.
  • Aston Villa have won three of their last four final home games since they returned to the Premier League in 2019.

Team News

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has returned to the squad after missing a few games for Aston Villa due to his injury. However, he played against Olympiacos and should be available for tonight against Liverpool. 

Youri Tielemans and Alex Moreno are in contention after recovering from injuries, but Nicolo Zaniolo is fighting against the time. Moreover, Morgan Rogers picked up a hamstring injury during the match against Brighton and will miss the rest of the season.

On the other hand, Liverpool are still missing Diogo Jota, Ben Doak, Bobby Clark, Thiago Alcantara, and Joel Matip due to their respective injuries. The rest of the players do not have injury concerns and are available to play tonight.

Possible Lineup for Aston Villa:

Martinez; Cash, Torres, Lenglet, Digne; Diaby, Luiz, McGinn, Bailey; Duran, Watkins

Possible Lineup for Liverpool:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

Aston Villa need a win to secure the Champions League spot. It is expected that the Unai Emery boys will be desperate to get all three points from Liverpool. But it will be very difficult for them, as they are on a three-match losing streak.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have nothing to lose tonight as they are already out of the title race. But since it is the last away game for Jurgen Klopp, the All-Reds will try their best to give Jurgen Klopp the best send-off.

Betfair odds

Aston Villa: 3.80

Draw: 4.61

Liverpool: 1.81

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