Introducing the prediction for the English League Cup match, in which Aston Villa will host Liverpool on December 17. How will the Premier League leader play without 19 base players? – the answer is in our material.

Aston Villa

The newcomer to the Premier League has not yet pleased his fans and after 17 rounds of the current season he gained only 15 points, which earned him 18th position in the relegation zone, which he shares in Southampton. There are only four victories and three draws in the assets of Aston Villa, and in the last three rounds the Lions lost, losing in the last game to Sheffield United (0:2).

On the way to this match, the Aston Villa knocked out Crewe (6: 1), Brighton (2: 1) and Wolverhampton (2: 1), for which we made the correct prediction.

Liverpool

The vice-champion of England and the winner of the Champions League confidently leads the current Premier League tournament, where after 17 rounds it is already 10 points ahead of the nearest pursuer. The Reds have 16 wins and one draw, and the attack indicators are second in the league, after Manchester City – 42 goals.

In the Champions League, Liverpool confidently won the group stage and reached the spring part of the tournament. On the way to this fight, the Merseysiders beat Milton Keynes (2: 0) and Arsenal (6: 5 penn.).

Statistics

  • Liverpool have not lost since September 17
  • Aston Villa have lost 5 of their last 8 matches
  • Aston Villa lost 5 of 6 in-person matches
  • The last personal meeting ended with the victory of Liverpool (2: 1)

Predictions

The decision of Jürgen Klopp to rest the main squad led to the bookmakers making the hosts a favorite in this game. In all likelihood, the Liverpool English League Cup is not of interest, but the nearest reserve of the Premier League leader has a good opportunity to prove himself.

We assume that the players will please the fans with attacking football, which will bring active actions and shots on goal, but the defense will prevail over the attack, which is why we propose to play the main bet.