Aston Villa v Liverpool Preview

April 18, 2015 | By

Coral Free BetsFA Cup Semi-Final action Sunday afternoon comes from Wembley Stadium and features Aston Villa versus Liverpool.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 15:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Aston Villa v Liverpool Preview, FA Cup, Sunday 19th April 2015

Aston Villa seem to be a completely different side under the guidance of new manager Tim Sherwood and their results since he took charge have been a breath of fresh air for all Aston Villa fans who have had to endure some frustrating performances and with another excellent victory against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, all of the players will head into this game with an abundance of confidence and belief that they can get the job done in front of a packed out Wembley Stadium.

Liverpool have not been anywhere as effective as they were this time last year and the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona has been a massive loss to the club, however the squad still consists of some world class individuals and with Brendan Rogers side having bounced back to winning ways against Newcastle United last week after suffering two defeats, they will also believe that they can win this game on Sunday afternoon.

Aston Villa Team News:

Aston Villa will be without the suspended Carlos Sanchez and Ciaran Clark who is still receiving treatment for a knee injury. Alan Hutton is also unavailable as he struggles with an ankle problem but Scott Sinclair and Ashley Westwood have recovered from their recent injury woes and both could feature on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool Team News:

Liverpool welcome back both Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel from suspension and both look likely to start this game for Brendan Rogers. Daniel Sturridge is struggling with a hip injury and will be assessed on Sunday morning to see if he can be involved, but Mario Balotelli is available having recovered from a recent illness that saw him miss the last three matches.

Aston Villa v Liverpool Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday’s afternoon game from the famous Wembley Stadium will become the 167th encounter between these two teams over the years, here are some statistics about the two sides.

  • Aston Villa have managed to win a total of 49 times from those 166 previous matches and have managed to score 225 goals.
  • Liverpool have managed to win a total of 81 times from the 166 previous matches and have scored an impressive 289 goals.

As we can see in our head to head statistics table below, which shows the two clubs last 5 matches played against each other over recent season’s, it has been Liverpool who have dominated proceedings as they have won 3 times, compared to Aston Villa having only won just the 1 and the remaining game having finished all square.

17/01/15 PRL Aston Villa v Liverpool 0 : 2
13/09/14 PRL Liverpool v Aston Villa
0 : 1
18/01/14 PRL Liverpool v Aston Villa 2 : 2
24/08/13 PRL Aston Villa v Liverpool 0 : 1
31/01/13 PRL Aston Villa v Liverpool 1 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

514 Goals have been scored between the two sides in those previous 166 matches played and this provides us with an average goals per game statistic for this match of 3.09 and strongly suggests that we should see at least 2 or 3 hit the back of the nets on Sunday afternoon.

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Aston Villa v Liverpool Recent Form (Left to Right)

Aston Villa: W L L D W

Liverpool: W L L W W

Not much to choose between the two sides on the recent form statistics, but Liverpool do have a slight advantage heading into this semi final as they have won 3 and lost 2 of their previous five matches played, compared to Aston Villa won have won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their previous five matches played.

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Aston Villa v Liverpool Match Betting Odds Market

Aston Villa had a good victory against Spurs last weekend and that result will certainly have the players confident of doing well in this game and with Benteke looking at his very best, I do think Villa could cause an upset here and look good value at their current best price of 11/2 with Betfred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw is not a result that has been a common one when these two sides have met, but this is a Wembley semi final and both sides will obviously be very cautious, so the draw could be a possibility here and is currently available at a best price of 10/3 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers.

Liverpool thave been installed as the clear favourites to win this game on Sunday afternoon at Wembley Stadium and are currently a best price of 8/13 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers, however, this does look a bit short considering their recent form.

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Aston Villa v Liverpool Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

The FA Cup has always been a tournament that every player is desperate to win and Sunday afternoon’s game from Wembley Stadium will certainly show that as both sides battle to reach the Final next month.

Aston Villa head into the game as the under-dogs with the online bookmakers offering up generous odds of around 9/2 and this does look good value considering their form under new boss Tim Sherwood.

Christian Benteke is in excellent form up front at the moment and will be looking to further add to his five goals scored from his last three games and as such he is going to be my Banker selection for this game to score at anytime.

My Saver is going to be for Aston Villa to Win as although everyone expects Liverpool to walk this semi final match, I just feel that Aston Villa will see this tournament as one they can win and will be giving absoloutely everything in this match.

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