Aston Villa and Liverpool will meet at Anfield on Sunday afternoon in a Premier League clash set to kick off at 2:00. Both sides will be looking to continue their positive start to the season, having won their past two league outings.
Liverpool are currently sitting in fourth place in the Premier League table, and are still undefeated this campaign, having recorded two victories and one draw.
After suffering a frustrating draw to a new-look Chelsea on the opening matchday of the season, Jurgen Klopp’s side have since recorded impressive victories over Bournemouth and Newcastle.
Last time out, Liverpool defied the odds to make a remarkable comeback against high-flying Newcastle United. After going a goal behind and Van Dijk seeing red, a Liverpool victory looked highly unlikely. However a Darwin Nunez brace in the dying moments of the game ensured that Liverpool would be heading back to Anfield with three points.
All eyes have been on Mo Salah and Jurgen Klopp this week after it was revealed that Saudi Arabian club, Al-Ittihad, reportedly made an offer of £162 million ($200 million) for Salah. It is unclear whether the Egyptian international will feature this weekend amid the speculation.
Aston Villa are currently sitting in 7th place in the Premier league table, having amassed six points from their three games so far this campaign. On the opening matchday of the season, Unai Emery’s side suffered a humbling 5-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle.
However since this defeat they have looked like a different side and have recorded impressive victories against Everton and Burnley, whilst scoring seven goals in the two games.
Villa feature in midweek action as they take on Hibs in the second leg of the qualification round for the UEFA Conference League on Thursday evening. There is little to play for as Unai Emery’s side take a 5-0 lead into the game.
It is yet to be seen how the Villa squad will cope with midweek European games. Having already picked up a few injuries this season, Villa may come into this weekend’s game with a tired and depleted squad.
Liverpool and Aston Villa have a long and storied history, dating back to 1897. The two teams have met 220 times in all competitions, with Liverpool winning 101 matches, Aston Villa winning 63 matches, and 56 matches being drawn.
In recent years, the fixture has been more evenly contested. Liverpool have won four of the last five matches between the two teams, but Aston Villa won the most recent match in February 2023.
The most recent meeting between the two teams was in February 2023, at Villa Park. Villa won the match 2-1, with goals from Ollie Watkins and John McGinn. Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool's only goal.
We are backing Darwin Nunez to score the first goal in the game. The Uruguay international will come into the game feeling revitalised following his unlikely brace against Newcastle last time out. After a disappointing campaign last time out, we believe that this season may be his breakthrough year.