Liverpool fell to Manchester City in a thrilling League Cup tie on Thursday night, and now return to Premier League action against Unai Emery’s Aston Villa.
The Villains won three of four before the World Cup break, pulling away from the bottom three in the process.
Injuries remain a factor for Liverpool with Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota unavailable. Aston Villa are without Diego Carlos, Philippe Coutinho and Emiliano Martinez.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
There has been over 2.5 total goals in Aston Villa’s last five matches and Liverpool’s last three.
Both hover around middle of the pack in expected goals conceded this term, and Villa have plenty of confidence heading into this match after their strong run before the World Cup.
Expect the hosts to commit men forward when they win possession.
They will be able to create chances here, and we could be treated to an end-to-end match. It is an opportunity for both attacks to put on a show as the league gets back underway.
Anytime Goalscorer: Darwin Nunez
Only Erling Haaland and Aleksandar Mitrovic average more shots per match than Darwin Nunez in the Premier League this season.
The Uruguayan didn’t have the best World Cup, but he was active in the loss to City on Thursday, firing off another four shots.
Nunez scored seven in 10 matches before jetting off to Qatar, and has cemented his place as Liverpool’s number nine going forward.
This is a good price given his underlying statistics this season.
Most Corners: Liverpool
While this is admittedly a short price, it is still a wager worth considering.
Liverpool average the most corners in their favour of any Premier League side. Only five teams are awarded fewer corners than Aston Villa.
The Reds have had more corners than their opponents in five of their last six league fixtures.
All odds are subject to change