***In this preview of The Sports Hunt you will know important information about the match between Aston Villa vs. Liverpool. In addition, how both teams arrive and other data from the two casts.
After the World Cup, the Premier League returns to the ring with Boxing Day.
Aston Villa will face Liverpool at Villa Park in Birmingham. The commitment is scheduled for matchday 17 of the English league, it will be at 2:30 pm (Chile time). The main referee of the duel will be the renowned Paul Tierney.
Both teams will fight to climb to the top of the standings.
In the villains, Unai Emery came to the bench after the departure of Gerrard due to poor results.
Since the arrival of the Spanish coach they have climbed positions and are in box 12 with 18 points with a record of 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses.
While Liverpool, after an irregular start, headed the course before the break for Qatar 2022. They are in position 6 with 22 points, 4 behind European zones.
In the last 4 meetings between the two, Liverpool took all the games. Villa have not beaten the reds since 2020.
Stay in this article so you can read all the data prior to the duel between Aston Villa vs. Liverpool.
Previous Aston Villa vs. Liverpool: How do the teams arrive?
Villa won their last game 1-2 against Brighton as a visitor on matchday 16. Ings scored twice on that occasion and Alexis MacAllister discounted for the seagulls.
During the World Cup they played 4 friendly games with a balance of 2 losses, 1 draw and 1 win.
For their part, the reds in their last league game beat Southampton at home. Firmino scored and a double from Núñez, discounted Adams for the Saints.
In the World Cup break they also played friendlies. They lost one against Lyon and won another against Milan.
During the week they lost 3-2 against City for the League Cup in a duel that gave us a lot of emotions.
Previous: possible casualties and absences
There is a hospital between the two teams, a total of 11 players injured. Liverpool is the one that has suffered the most with 7 casualties. At Villa there are 3 casualties and one absence.
in the villains diego carlos He will be out due to an Achilles tendon injury, they expect him in February of next year.
Also, Philippe Coutinho and Jacob Ramsey they won’t be available because they have a hamstring injury. While Emiliano Martinez maybe I won’t be in the world championship game.
For its part, in the reds there are several weight losses. Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino They will be out due to muscular discomfort. They are expected by the beginning of the year 2023.
Luis Diaz He won’t be out due to a knee injury either. Arthur will be sidelined with a thigh injury, expected to return in February.
Diogo Jota He will not be present either due to injury to the calves and James Milner for discomfort in the hamstrings.
for his part Alexander Arnold it is doubt due to illness.
Aston Villa vs. Liverpool: Which players could stand out?
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In the villains, Danny Ings He is the team’s top scorer with 5 goals in 14 games played. He has a good contribution to the offensive facet of the team and with his experience he also helps to achieve results.
Leon Bailey is another player to follow. His overflows on the right wing, reaching the goal and dribbling create danger in the rival area.
He has 3 goals and 2 assists in 14 games played with 12 chances created.
At Liverpool, Salah He is the player to put the magnifying glass on. The pharaoh has 14 Premier games with 6 goals and 3 assists. In addition, 29 obvious goal opportunities and 76% effectiveness in his passes.
He comes from scoring against City in the League Cup commitment.
You also have to follow Becker in the arch, Van Dijk in defense and Thiago in midfield. The reds have important players in each of their lines and can make a difference at any time in the game.
Possible Aston Villa lineup
Villa will most likely come out with a 4-3-3, but with changes to 4-4-2. This has been seen in the last games of the villains. The lineup would be:
- Robin Olsen as goalkeeper.
- Line of 4 in the background with Lucas Digne as left side Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa the center pair and Matty Cash for the right wing.
- John McGinn, Boubacar Kamara and Douglas Luiz in the middle of the field.
- Leon Bailey, Emiliano Buendía and Ollie Watkins as strikers.
Possible Liverpool line-up
There are high chances that Jurgen Klopp will go out with his usual 4-3-3 to face Aston Villa.
- Alisson Becker under the three sticks.
- andrew robertson on the left wing, Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip as central and Joseph Gomez as a winger on the right.
- in midfield Thiago, Fabinho and Henderson.
- Oxlade-Chamberlain, Darwin Núñez and Mohamed Salah as strikers.
Where to watch Aston Villa vs. Liverpool
The game between the villains and the reds will be valid for matchday 17. It will be broadcast by Star+ and ESPN throughout Latin America. The duel is scheduled for 2:30 pm (Chile time). And it will be at Villa Park, home of Aston Villa.