A trip to Villa Park follows the craziness of the midweek League Cup action and again we’re expecting a number of goals. We were a bit unlucky to see Liverpool score five and still not win against Arsenal but it was only the League Cup after all and they did go through on penalties in the end.
On another occasion this weekend’s match might see Liverpool rest players but with a routine fixture in the Champions League to come they should go at it full throttle. Man City are playing at the same time as Liverpool for once and will surely put Southampton to the sword and this is the last game before the top two meet at Anfield next weekend. Three points are a must and topping up the goal difference wouldn’t hurt either.
Not that this match will necessarily be easy. Villa have notched a good number of victories already this season and defeats have generally only come against the top sides. Manchester City had to wait until the second half to fully assert their dominance at home last week and Liverpool may have to be patient too. Once the goals start though they might be hard to stop and we’re betting on that today.
Even if we don’t include Liverpool’s ten goal thriller from midweek there have been six other games where four goals or more have been seen in their matches. Villa have had five such results already too so it’s not unreasonable to expect plenty of goalmouth action between these two teams. The only question is whether we go for over 3.5 goals at evens or over 4.5 goals at better odds.. Given the need to keep pace with Man City, who could well run riot against the Saints, we’re going for the latter. With the easiest game of their Champions League group coming in midweek Liverpool can go all guns blazing against Villa which could lead to multiple goals for both sides.
Our Aston Villa v Liverpool bet
Event: Football – Aston Villa v Liverpool
Betting Market: Total Goals
Selection(s): Over 4.5
Bookie: 888 Sport
Stake: 0.5 pts
Published on: Nov 1, 2019 @ 16:17