Aston Villa – Liverpool Betting Preview: Goals galore in this Easter Sunday clash

A resurgent Villa welcome Brendan Rodgers’ men to the Midlands and Hugh Wilson is backing goals and has an unmissable 9/5 value bet to feast on

After recording back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season, Aston Villa find themselves clear of the relegation places by three points.

Paul Lambert’s men have dug deep in the last couple of weeks to beat relegation rivals Reading and QPR, but they face a sterner test on Sunday against a Liverpool side still gunning for the European places.

The manner of victory in their last two matches has showed that there is still confidence in the side. Trailing against both Reading and QPR, Villa rallied to claim the three points in each game. Unsurprisingly, they are outsiders for this clash, with BetVictor pricing them at 4/1 (5.00) to make it three on the bounce.

Despite losing to Southampton in their last outing, Liverpool are right in the hunt for the European places. The Reds sit in 7th place in the league, three points behind bitter rivals Everton having played a game more.

Brendan Rodgers will see this as a great opportunity to get back to winning ways and potentially close the gap, with his side favourites at a short 3/4 (1.75) with BetVictor to win.

With Liverpool’s current away form of one win in their last seven away games, it’s worth avoiding this short price. The same firm offer the draw at 29/10 (3.90).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is over 2.5 goals at 4/6 (1.67). Both sides have been involved in some high scoring games recently, with this bet paying out in 17 of each team’s last 19 matches.

For those looking for more value, the anytime scorer market makes for interesting reading. Liverpool goal machine Luis Suarez is 37/40 (1.93) to net anytime, but this doesn’t offer enough value; the 4/1 (5.00) for him to score two or more is tempting.

However, it’s Aston Villa’s main man who provides the outstanding value. Christian Benteke has been a revelation since joining Villa, with the Belgian netting 10 goals in his last 12 games. The striker is 9/5 (2.80) to score anytime with BetVictor, with this price offering unbelievable value.

Sign up with Bet Victor for a free £25 bet and back Hugh’s selections for this match

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *