EPL Picks Aston Villa v Liverpool

Posted on February 12, 2016 by - English Premier League News

Liverpool’s bad streak could end in Week 26 of the English Premier League when they visit Aston Villa. This game will be played on Sunday, February 14th at Villa Park at 14:00.

The Reds have five straight games with no win in all competitions and in their last appearance in the local tournament they tied 2-2 versus Sunderland at Anfield. They couldn’t keep the lead, and Jermaine Defoe scored the equalizer in the last minute of play.

They are located in the ninth place in the standings with 35 points, and they have lost five of the 13 games played on the road this year, scoring 16 goals and allowing 19. They will be looking for their first victory away from home since January 23rd when they beat Norwich City 5-4.

In the EPL Picks Aston Villa v Liverpool, the team led by German manager Jurgen Klopp is favorite to get the three points. They are listed with 1.91 Odds, while the Villans are 4.8, and the draw is with 3.68.

Aston Villa won their last game in the league by 2-0 at home versus Norwich City with goals from Joleon Lescott and Gabriel Agbonlahor. With that victory, they ended a three-game streak without wins. They will try to get two consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Despite their triumph, they are in the last place in the table with 16 points, four fewer than any other squad.  They are the worst team at home with two wins, four draws and six defeats, scoring only 10 goals.

Liverpool have struggled to score this season, but they are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 3.6 Odds to win this game by one goal and with 5.5 to do it by two. The Villans are rated at 6.5 to get the victory by the minimum difference, and the score draw is with 5.0.

The first meeting between these two teams was five months ago, and the Reds won by 3-2 at Anfield with two scores from Daniel Sturridge. They took revenge for the defeat in the semifinals of last year in the FA Cup.

Liverpool dominate the series with 86 wins and 40 draws in 181 games played in the English top flight. They took the three points on their last visit to Villa Park by 2-0, and they have not lost there since 2011. In that span, they have four victories by a combined score of 7-1.

Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge are the favorites to score the first goal in this match, and they are listed with 5.5. They are followed by Roberto Firmino with 5.6 and Divock Origi with 7.5. The Villans have not scored in three of their past four games.

Aston Villa have played every season in the Premier League, but this year they head the EPL betting Odds to end in the relegation zone. Remi Garde’s team is listed with 1.04 Odds, Sunderland (1.29) and Norwich City (1.8) are behind them.

Despite playing away from home, Liverpool should take advantage of facing the worst team in the tournament to finish their slump. Take them to win this match by one goal, as it will be closer than many thinks.

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