As they are nine points adrift of fourth spot with only eight matches to play, Liverpool are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League but they’ll be keen to infiltrate the top six and they’re odds-on at 8/11 courtesy of Stan James to improve their chances in that department by collecting three points at Aston Villa.
Bet365 price the stalemate at 3/1 and BetVictor chalk a 1-1 scoreline up at a potentially popular 15/2 but Paul Lambert’s troops have picked up back-to-back victories in crucial relegation six-pointers to boost their survival hopes considerably and buoyed by those results they look huge at 4/1 (Stan James) to register another priceless win.
The case for the hosts is strengthened by the fact that they triumphed 3-1 in the reverse fixture at Anfield and as the Reds also went down 3-1 at Southampton in their last outing, the Villans represent decent value on their own patch.
It looks highly likely that both teams will find the net at Villa Park (4/6, bet365) so Coral’s 18/1 marked against a 2-1 Villa success looks huge and as an alternative, there’s Paddy Power’s 6/1 for Lambert’s side to shade it by a one-goal margin. BetVictor meanwhile, price Christian Benteke at 13/2 to open the scoring, although the form of Luis Suarez means Villa’s Belgian striker is a better bet at 2/1 (Ladbrokes) to notch at any stage.