Playing out the most dramatic of penalty shoot-outs against Arsenal to book their spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s EFL Cup, Liverpool will now look to widen their buffer at the top of the Premier League when they travel to Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
Yet to taste defeat across any format since opening the 2019/2020 campaign, the only side across England’s footballing tiers to boast such a record, the mood around Anfield remains at the highest it has been in recent memory.
On the flip side, Saturday’s guests are not the only side who secured their spot in the last-eight of this year’s EFL Cup in midweek.
Picking up a 2-1 win over Wolves and also snatching Midlands bragging rights, Aston Villa have continued to catch the eye heading into November and a 3-0 defeat away at Manchester City is their sole defeat in their previous six matches across all competitions.
However, with Jurgen Klopp’s side recording a dominant 6-0 victory the last time the two sides met back in 2016, it is no surprise that Liverpool will travel to Villa Park as an overwhelming favourite and can be found at 4/11 with Bet365 to come out on top this weekend.
Villa on the rise?
Although Head Coach Dean Smith may have seen his side suffer a predicted 3-0 defeat away at the defending champions last month, the former Brentford boss has plenty of positives to take away heading into November.
With an EFL Cup quarter-final to look forward to later this month, fans around Villa Park have seen their side win three of their last four matches across all competitions, including a thumping 5-1 win away at fellow returners Norwich.
With their sights now firmly set on breaking into the top half of the table and tasting defeat just once since the 22nd of September, their continued success in the final third has seen them gain a long list of admirers.
Bagging another brace against Wolves in midweek, the Villains have remarkably scored two or more goals in six of their previous seven appearances, including a pair of strikes away at the Emirates.
With Villa Park quickly becoming an extremely difficult place to travel to and Smith’s men now landing back-to-back victories on home soil, you might be interested to know that the summer big spenders can be found at 8/11 with Coral to breach Liverpool’s defence on Saturday.
Liverpool march on
Pulling off yet another remarkable comeback to overcome Arsenal on Wednesday night, Liverpool are really starting to have the feel of a side that are almost unbeatable.
Also coming from behind to snatch a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Anfield last weekend to extend their unbeaten start to the 2019/2020 Premier League campaign, Head Coach Jurgen Klopp has his sights firmly set on mounting a silverware sweep this season.
Holding a six-point buffer over Manchester City heading into November, it is no surprise that Saturday’s guests find themselves in pole position with the bookmakers to clinch their first Premier League title come May.
Liverpool are currently pencilled in at 5/6 with Paddy Power to come out on top this season, ahead of the Sky Blues who sit at 1/1.
Although the Reds might be continuing to shine in the final third, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will have some growing concerns over his side’s issues at the back.
Shipping five against Arsenal in midweek, the league leaders have failed to record a clean sheet in any of their last six matches across all formats.