Liverpool v Aston Villa Premier League Betting Tips 11/12/2021

All eyes will be on Anfield this weekend as Liverpool’s prodigal son, Steven Gerrard, returns to the club as manager of Aston Villa. Gerrard faces a tough test against a rampant Liverpool side firing on all cylinders. However, the former Reds midfielder has impressed in his short time at Villa Park by turning around their dreadful recent form. Can Gerrard shock his former club and put a dent in Liverpool’s title plans? Or will it be business as usual for Jurgen Klopp’s side? The match will kick-off at 3p.m on Saturday.

Team News/Form

Liverpool beat AC Milan 2-1 away on Tuesday, courtesy of goals from Mo Salah and Divock Origi. It was a sixth-straight win for the Reds in all competitions and the result also followed three consecutive wins in the Premier League against Southampton, Everton and Wolves. Aston Villa bounced back from a 2-1 home defeat against Man City and they saw off Leicester with a 2-1 win, thanks to Ezri Konsa’s double either side of halftime. Gerrard has made a steady start at Villa Park, losing just one of his four games at the helm.  Roberto Firmino (thigh), Curtis Jones (facial injury) and Harvey Elliott (leg) have been ruled out for Liverpool. Aston Villa duo Matt Targett and Danny Ings could be in contention after recent injuries. However, midfielder Leon Bailey and winger Bertrand Traore are unlikely to make the squad with thigh injuries.

Matchwinner Odds

Firstly, looking at the match winner odds, it appears as if there is only one favourite at Anfield this weekend. However, Aston Villa or a draw shouldn’t be completely written off. Since Gerrard took the reigns at Villa Park, he has led his side to three wins and has lost just once. Their only defeat came at home against an impressive Man City side, who halted a spirited Villa comeback attempt. At 12/1 odds, provided by Coral, there is some value in an outside bet on the Villans. A draw is less likely between the two sides. Villa have just one stalemate in the Premier League this season, a 1-1 tie with Brentford games ago. Liverpool also rarely draw, having done so once in their last 13 in all competitions. A draw between the sides will return 6/1, offered by Betfred. We are tipping Liverpool this week after the Reds have won their last six in all competitions. The Merseyside club are also unbeaten in their last 19 at Anfield so Novibets offer of 2/9 seems the best bet.

BTTS

There is plenty of value on both teams to score in the Liverpool vs Aston Villa fixture, and this applies to both BTTS Yes and No. Firstly, Liverpool has won to nil in their last four home matches so there is decent value in backing Betfair’s odds of 21/20 for BTTS No. Our BTTS pick though is to go for both teams to score. Gerrard has improved Villa’s goalscoring issues and they have scored 2+ goals in three of their last four matches. The two sides have also seen BTTS in their last three meetings in the Premier League so there is a decent value from Quinbet’s odds of 10/11.

Anytime Goalscorer

Choosing an anytime goalscorer in this fixture could compliment a both teams to score wager nicely and there is value among both teams. A good choice for Aston Villa would be Ollie Watkins, who has scored two goals in four starts since Gerrard became manager. Watkins has also netted four goals in his last two starts against Liverpool and Bet365 will return 15/4 odds for the forward to score again. Because Liverpool are littered with goal-scoring talent this season, picking a goalscorer each week can be a challenge. Mo Salah is the obvious choice after Liverpool’s talisman has scored three goals in as many matches. But there is not excellent value on Salah at 5/8, provided by MansionBet, so an alternative choice is Diogo Jota, who has four goals in his last four matches. Sky Bet will provide evens for another Jota goal and he is our pick of the goalscorers this week.

Liverpool are absolutely flying this season, especially at Anfield. Can Gerrard can back to haunt his former club and end the Reds long-stand unbeaten record at home? We do hope you have found our Liverpool v Aston Villa Premier League Betting Tips 11/12/2021 useful and interesting but please remember that we can’t guarantee our bets as winning bets. What we look for is bets we think that have a good chance of winning and also offer genuine betting value, that will hopefully bring long term betting profits. We also hunt out the best possible betting odds from the bookies at the time of writing to squeeze out the best possible betting value.

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