Live on Skysports 1: Mon 20.00: Chris Hutcheon reckons Liverpool are a good thing to beat Gerard Houlier’s Aston Villa on Monday.
Liverpool come face-to-face with former boss Gerard Houllier on Monday as the Frenchman takes his Aston Villa side to Anfield. Houllier is likely to receive a warm reception from Reds supporters, however bookies believe his team won’t be made to feel quite as welcome; they’re underdogs at 11/2 with 888Sport to get the better of the club he left six-and-a-half years ago.
The hosts are Stan James’ 4/6 favourites while Betfred quote the draw at 14/5 and the latter would have to be considered a decent outcome for the visitors considering they have so far lost five out of seven on the road, added to by the derby defeat to Birmingham in the Carling Cup in midweek.
In what should be a tight affair on Merseyside, there’s every chance that fewer than 2.5 goals will be scored and the clash will be goalless at the break, outcomes available at 10/11 and 7/4 with Ladbrokes and respectively.
Liverpool to beat Aston Villa by one – 13/5 (bet365)