Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Aston Villa - Liverpool

Aston Villa takes Liverpool in a match of the 22nd round of the Premier League this Saturday at "Villa Park" in Birmingham. The odds for the game offered by the leading bookmaker Bet365 are as follows: 4.50 for a home win, 3.60 for a draw and 1.90 for the victory of the guests. Judge of the meeting will be Mark Clattenburg. In the first game between the two teams this season at "Anfield", Aston Villa surprised the hosts and took the victory with the minimum 1:0.

Aston Villa lost his visit to Leicester in the final round with 1:0 and recorded sixth straight game without a win in the Premier League. Despite the poor series, Aston Villa remains above the relegation zone on the 13th place with 22 points and this is because of their strong start to the season. Paul Lambert must take measures for the performance of his team; otherwise Villa will fall again into battle for survival just like in the last 2 seasons. Fabian Delph will return after suspension, but a red card against Leicester receives Kieran Clarke and he will miss this household. Ron Vlaar and Libor Kozak miss the game due to injuries, while Chris Herd is with his national team and also will be not available for Paul Lambert. The new addition Carles Gil is likely to get a starting place on the left flank of the attack and will support the other two strikers - Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann.

Probable composition: Brad Guzan, Alan Hutton, Jores Okore, Nathan Baker, Aly Cissokho, Ashley Westwood, Carlos Sanchez, Fabian Delph, Carles Gil, Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke;

Liverpool won against Sunderland in the last round. Lazar Markovic`s goal brought the victory for the Reds with 1:0 in the "Stadium of Light". The team of Brendan Rodgers made a very strong first half in which took the lead, but in the second part with even one more player on the pitch; Liverpool was about to miss the victory. However, they have shown great progress and already scoring goals much easier. Before the trip to "Villa Park", the problems facing Brendan Rodgers are connected with injuries of the captain Steven Gerrard and Adam Lallana. Both are questionable for the game, while firmly out because of various injuries are Joe Allen, Brad Jones, Glen Johnson, Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan. Kolo Toure will participate in the tournament of the African Nations Cup with his country Ivory Coast. Raheem Sterling returned to the composition after get a break in the last round. He will partner in attack with Fabio Borini, who gets a chance for expression in the second consecutive match.

Probable composition: Simon Mignolet, Emre Can, Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, Lazar Markovic, Jordan Henderson, Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, Fabio Borini;

Liverpool`s recent form is good. The team has progresses, especially in attack and will come out at the "Villa Park" as a great favorite. When we look at the poor form of Aston Villa recently, our forecast via soccer predictions is for the success of the guests at odds of 1.90 at bet365.

Prediction Aston Villa - Liverpool: 2
Security: 7/10
Odds: 1.90 at bet365

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