Can rock bottom Aston Villa pick up precious points against Liverpool? Opta rates their chances.
"Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games at Villa Park (W2 D2 L0) – they haven’t gone five unbeaten at home in the competition since January 1st 2015."
The Reds have won four of the last six Premier League meetings with Aston Villa and all of their last four visits to Villa Park. Liverpool are 1.8910/11 to win.
In fact, Liverpool have won 11 and lost just one of their last 17 Premier League visits to Villa Park. The draw half-time/Aston Villa full-time double result is 5.04/1.
Christian Benteke scored five goals in six appearances in all competitions against Liverpool for Aston Villa before moving to Merseyside this summer. Benteke is 2.56/4 to score.
Benteke is two goals away from netting 50 in the Premier League (currently 48), but hasn't scored in his five league appearances since scoring the winner against Sunderland in December. He's 5.14/1 to score the first goal.
Daniel Sturridge has scored four goals in three Barclays Premier League appearances for Liverpool against Aston Villa. Sturridge is 2.526/4 to find the net.
Since joining the club on January 2nd 2013, Daniel Sturridge has only played one more game (60) than he's missed (59) for Liverpool in the Premier League. Aston Villa are 4.47/2 to keep a clean sheet.
Liverpool have been leading at half-time in just three of their 25 Premier League games this season; a joint-league-low alongside Sunderland. The half-time draw is 2.1411/10.
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games at Villa Park (W2 D2 L0) - they haven't gone five unbeaten at home in the competition since January 1st 2015. A draw is 3.65.
The Reds have conceded a joint-league-high eight goals from corners this season in the Premier League - two more than they conceded in the whole of 2014-15 (6). Over 2.5 goals is 2.3811/8.
A league-high 70% (14 of 20) of Aston Villa's goals in the Premier League this season have come in the second-half. The Liverpool half-time/draw full-time double result is 19.5.