Opta Stats: Liverpool v Aston Villa

Can Steven Gerrard extend his scoring record for Liverpool against Aston Villa?
Can Steven Gerrard extend his scoring record for Liverpool against Aston Villa?

Aston Villa have made a surprisingly successful start to the season but will be tested to the limit against Liverpool. Opta brings us the statistical lowdown.

"Aston Villa are the only team in the Premier League with more points (7) than shots on target (5)."

Liverpool are 1.981/1 to keep a clean sheet.

Steven Gerrard has scored 12 Barclays Premier League goals against Aston Villa; four more than versus any other side. Gerrard is 3.052/1 to add to his tally.

The Villans are unbeaten in three Premier League trips to Anfield, winning once and drawing twice. You can lay Liverpool to 1.331/3.

Indeed, Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has never tasted defeat at Anfield as a Premier League manager, drawing once with Norwich and winning once and drawing once with Villa. Lambert's side are priced at 8.615/2 in the Draw No Bet market.

Rickie Lambert has scored three goals in four Premier League meetings with Aston Villa. Lambert is 1.855/6 to score.

Reds new boy Mario Balotelli has scored four times in two clashes with the Villans, scoring his only Premier League hat-trick against them in December 2010. Balotelli is 1.981/1 to find the net.

Andreas Weimann has either scored (two) or assisted (one) all of Aston Villa's league goals this season. Weimann is 5.14/1 to score.

Aston Villa are the only team in the Premier League with more points (7) than shots on target (5). Liverpool are 1.981/1 to keep a clean sheet.

The Reds have taken three more points than any other Premier League side in 2014 (54). Liverpool are 12.011/1 to win the title.

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