Welcome to our Liverpool vs Aston Villa preview, prediction and head to head analysis. Liverpool are struggling in 13th position in the League. An opening victory at Stoke has been followed by a slump. Their only win after that  has been against newly promoted Bournemouth. Draws at Arsenal and at home to Norwich, plus defeats by West Ham and Manchester United have seen them plummet down the league. Aston Villa too are struggling, having managed just four points from 6 matches. Victory at Bournemouth on the opening day of the season gave them  hope of a good season. Unfortunately they have flattered to deceive yet again. Losses against Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Leicester and West Brom followed, with a draw at home to Sunderland being the only other “highlight” so far. They will have to do better if they don’t want to be fighting relegation in the months to come.

Recent Form

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Liverpool have lost 2 and drawn 3 of their last 5 matches.

Aston Villa LLDWL
Aston Villa have lost 3, won 1 and drawn 1 of their Premiership matches.

Head to Head

This fixture has been played a lot of times. One Hundred Sixty seven time to be exact. Liverpool have won 81, drawn 36 and Aston Villa have won 50. In recent times Liverpool have won 4, drawn 3 and Aston Villa have won 3 of the last 10 fixtures.

Goals Scored

Liverpool have scored 4 goals this season
Aston Villa have scored 6 goals this season

Goals Conceded

Liverpool have conceded 7 goals this season
Aston Villa have conceded 9 goals this season

Top Scorers

Liverpool’s top scorer is Christian Benteke with 2 goals
Aston Villa’s top scorer is Scott Sinclair with 2 goals

Team News

Liverpool are without Flanagan, Allen, Henderson and Toure.
Aston Villa are without Okore, Gardner, Crespo and Traore

Conclusion

With both teams struggling, I expect this to be a draw, with a Liverpool victory a very close second choice.