Liverpool hit the road for their matchday 36 fixture of the Premier League 2021-22 season against Aston Villa at Villa Park in the wee hours of Wednesday, May 11. The match begins at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Premier League 2021-22 standings 

Liverpool are currently second in the EPL points table with 83 points from 35 matches, three points behind leaders Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa are placed 11th with 43 points from 34 games. A top 10 finish is still on the cards for the Lions.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Form guide

Liverpool may have conceded the Premier League title after drawing 1-1 against Tottenham Hotspurs last Sunday.

Moreover, Jurgen Klopp’s men are behind Manchester City on goal difference as well after City thrashed Newcastle 5-0, gaining a +4 advantage over the Reds.

Liverpool, however, are unbeaten in the last 14 matches across all competitions.

Aston Villa, on the other hand, have recuperated from their dismal form after winning their last two fixtures against a relegated Norwich City and a relegation-threatened Burnley. 

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Premier League 2021-22 odds

  • Dafabet: Aston Villa 6.60, Liverpool 1.49, Draw 4.90
  • 10Cric: Aston Villa 6.30, Liverpool 1.47, Draw 4.72
  • Bet365: Aston Villa 7.00, Liverpool 1.45, Draw 4.50
  • Parimatch: Aston Villa 7.40, Liverpool 1.45, Draw 4.80

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool head-to-head 

Aston Villa and Liverpool have played against each other 53 times in the past where the Reds have triumphed 30 times. Villa have won only 13 times and both teams drew 10 times. 

The first leg of this fixture back in December 2021 was decided by Mo Salah's penalty; an overwhelming defeat for Aston Villa who failed to register a single shot on target. Liverpool have won four of their last five meetings with Villa with that one defeat being a 7-2 humiliation last time they visited Villa Park.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have a tough fixture in their hands as they need a big win against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa and hope that Manchester City lose their following fixture against Wolverhampton.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Premier League 2021-2022 top picks and players to watch

Aston Villa: Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins have proved to be reliable in Villa’s last two against Norwich and Burnley by contributing goals in both the fixtures. These two players have scored a combined total of 17 goals this season and will be heavily relied upon against Liverpool along with the likes of Emi Buendia and ex-Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho. Buendia is amongst the top chance-creating midfielders in the Premier League this season. Emi Martinez, the Argentinian goalkeeper, has kept 11 clean sheets in this season and will have a herculean task to keep Liverpool’s attack at bay. 

Liverpool: Winter signing, Luis Diaz has been nothing short of impressive since his arrival, having already scored four goals and a couple of assists in 11 appearances for the club. He is becoming a regular in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI and is most likely to start the fixture against Villa. 

Mo Salah, meanwhile, is the leading goal-scorer in the league with 22 goals so far and should undoubtedly start the match alongside Sadio Mane, who has been dormant off late. If Klopp decides to play more aggressively, he might also play Diogo Jota in the final third to increase their chances of scoring.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Premier League 2021-2022 prediction

Having already dropped points in their previous fixture, the onus is on Liverpool to grab all three points and do everything in their power to stay in the title race as we edge closer to conclusion. 

With three games to go, it will be exciting to see how the mighty Reds play against the Lions in this epic decider. Should Liverpool win this match by a big margin and Man City lose theirs, the title race could go down till the very end.