Premier League (PL) champions Liverpool losing to second on the league table Manchester city in a 4-0 in midweek, but are still gunning for five different PL records: hopefully with young players. most points, most wins, most home wins, away wins, and biggest win margin (in points). A record the wanted to break as it is been held by Arsenal football club, but they couldn’t. Their perfect PL record at home remains intact, and the ‘Reds’ have scored 2+ goals in six straight league matches at home.
With their ruthlessness and consistence at home, Jürgen Klopp’s boys have been in front at HT in 13 of their 16 PL wins at Anfield, and ten of those victories have covered a -1.5 handicap. However, a clear majority of their wins have seen both teams score (62.5%). Furthermore, four straight PL matches at Anfield have featured over 2.5 goals.
Winless in eight PL fixtures (D2, L6), Aston Villa are in a dogfight for survival. The win margin exceeded one goal in just two of those eight matches though, and Villa have been fighting to the tune of 2.0 yellow cards on average across that run.
Given their opposition’s PL scoring record at home, Villa fans will be nervously aware that their own side has the division’s leakiest away defence, conceding 2.06 goals on average per match. However they are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home, and have also conceded 3+ goals in five PL away games this season.
Players to watch: Mohamed Salah has scored 15 of his 17 PL goals this season at home. Meanwhile, Villa talisman Jack Grealish remains one of their main threats – five of his seven PL goals were his side’s first of the match.
Stat attack: Good guys Liverpool have been awarded a single yellow card across their last six PL home matches.
Villa’s last five PL away matches have featured 4.8 yellow cards on average.
A whopping 93.75% of Villa’s PL away games this season have witnessed over 1.5 goals.
Liverpool to win
Liverpool to win with handicap(-1)
Correct score: Liverpool 4-0 Aston villa
Ht/Ft will be Liverpool/Liverpool