Liverpool are set to take on Unai Emery’s Aston Villa as the current Premier League season approaches its end. Can the Reds give this season’s story a happy ending, or will Villa be out to spoil the party?
The game is set to take place at Anfield on Saturday, May 20, with a kick-off time of 3pm. As such, the game will not be available for live TV viewing. Despite this, you’ll be able to keep up with the action on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Liverpool injury news
Liverpool will be without Thiago Alcantara, Calvin Ramsay, Stefan Bajcetic, Darwin Nunez and Naby Keita for the game against the Villans. Roberto Firmino is near a return to full fitness, but it is likely that Saturday’s game will come too soon for the Brazilian forward.
The last time the two teams met
When Liverpool and Aston Villa last came to blows in the Premier League, back on Boxing day, the Reds emerged victorious at Villa Park by a score of 3-1. A strong first half from Jurgen Klopp’s men saw them enter the break 2-0 up, thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk.
In the second half, the Villans began to stage a comeback, as star striker Ollie Watkins found the back of the net. However, this was snuffed out in the game’s dying embers, as Stefan Bajcetic netted the winner in the 81st minute of the match. Will we see a repeat of this in the reverse fixture, or will Villa gain a modicum of revenge?
Liverpool vs Aston Villa betting odds
As things stand, according to Oddschecker, Liverpool are the betting favourites ahead of their game against Aston Villa.
Liverpool have accumulative odds of 13/25, while Villa have comparatively long odds of 6/1 to win the game. Meanwhile, the draw is rated at 41/10 when all offers are compiled.