Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Predictions, tips & betting

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The Reds are eager to crawl up the Premier League table as the campaign resumes following the World Cup

Liverpool visit Aston Villa on Boxing Day as the Premier League campaign resumes following the World Cup.

The clash at Villa Park comes just four days after Liverpool's Carabao Cup clash against Manchester City, while it will be the home team's first game back after the tournament in Qatar.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool latest odds

Liverpool are the favourites to get the win in this game at odds of 8/11 (1.73) with bet365 to win this match.

Home team Aston Villa, meanwhile, are the underdogs at 7/2 (4.50) and the draw at 11/4 (3.75).

Aston Villa vs Liverpool first goal scorer odds

Mohamed Salah will be well-rested and raring to go after missing out on the World Cup and is the favourite to score first against Aston Villa.

The attacker is available at 4/1 (5.00) to break the deadlock ahead of team-mate Darwin Nunez 5/1 (6.00).

Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins are the lowest-priced Aston Villa players to strike first at 17/2 (9.50).

Aston Villa vs Liverpool preview

This fixture conjures up memories of Aston Villa's incredible 7-2 win against Liverpool in October 2020, but the Reds have been dominating this game ever since.

Jurgen Klopp's team have won each of the last four meetings between these two teams and will be eager to resume their campaign with another victory as they look to crawl back up the Premier League table.

Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Arthur Melo are still out as they recover from injuries while Curtis Jones is still absent.

Villa are hoping defender Diego Carlos is nearing a return to action after being involved in friendly clashes during the World Cup.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool tips and predictions

Aston Villa's last six matches have all had over 2.5 goals, as have each of Liverpool's last three in the Premier League. Backing that bet to come through again at odds of 4/6 (1.67).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.