Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview and Prediction – May 13, 2024

The race for the final Champions League spot next season could see a decisive moment this weekend if the hosts secure a positive result in this match.

The game between Aston Villa and Liverpool is scheduled for May 13th at Villa Park.

Aston Villa currently sits in 4th place with 67 points, while Liverpool holds 3rd place with 78 points.

Match Preview

Aston Villa’s recent form took a hit with a disappointing 2-0 loss against Olympiacos in the second leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final.

Olympiacos took the lead in the 10th minute and extended it in the 78th minute, sealing Aston Villa’s fate with no chance of reaching the final.

This defeat extends Aston Villa’s winless streak to 4 games across all competitions, including losses against Olympiacos and Brighton, along with a draw against Chelsea.

Although Aston Villa remains unbeaten in 22 of their last 26 home Premier League games, they have only won 3 of their last 8 league matches at home, with both teams scoring in 8 of their last 10 home fixtures.

Liverpool arrives at Villa Park after a 4-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at home in the Premier League last weekend.

Liverpool took a 2-0 lead into halftime after opening the scoring in the 16th minute. They added two more goals in the second half but conceded two before the final whistle.

This win marks Liverpool’s undefeated run in 4 of their last 5 games across all competitions, including victories against Fulham and Atalanta.

Despite their impressive record of not losing in 60 of their last 67 games in all competitions, Liverpool has won only 1 of their last 4 away trips in the league, with both teams scoring in 3 of their last 4 Premier League away matches.

Team News & Updates:

Aston Villa is without injured players Tyrone Mings, Jacob Ramsey, and Morgan Rogers, with doubts surrounding Nicolò Zaniolo and Youri Tielemans.

Liverpool travels without midfielder Thiago Alcantara due to injury, while Diogo Jota and Ben Doak could potentially recover in time to play.

Prediction & Analysis:

With Aston Villa eyeing Champions League qualification and Liverpool seeking to finish the season strongly, anticipation runs high for an enthralling contest.

Despite Aston Villa’s home advantage and Liverpool’s formidable attacking threat, predicting the outcome remains challenging.

Considering both teams’ recent form and tactical approaches, a closely fought encounter is anticipated, with a draw seeming plausible.

Expect an intense battle characterized by attacking flair from both sides, culminating in a scoreline favoring both teams to find the net.

  • Aston Villa 2-2 Liverpool
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