This preview pits two Premier League teams in a transitional season. Aston Villa sees themselves in a relegation battle while Liverpool has dreams of making it into Europe, albeit distant dreams.
A win for Aston Villa would be huge in terms of keeping them up this year and a win is certainly something they are capable of. Liverpool has been a team that has been weak at times against teams that have a front line capable of scoring like Aston Villa. With Christian Benteke and Andreas Wiemann they definitely have the ability to score goals. The key for them will be getting an early goal, which is something Liverpool has struggled to overcome this year.
Liverpool needs to stay strong defensively and utilize their possession to get goals. Too often this season they have dominated in possession and chances, but not been able to convert those into goals or wins.
I could see either team coming through with a win this Sunday, but my prediction is a draw. I believe there will be plenty of goals in it, but should also be a fairly level EPL game.
Aston Villa (W, L, L, W, W) 2 – 2 Liverpool (L, W, W, W, L)