Only four teams can boast of having a 100% clean win record in the Premier League as we head into game week 4. One team is bound to lose its winning streak as Aston Villa welcome the defending Champions Liverpool. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 9:15 pm.
Deam Smith’s side has won two of their only two matches so far in the league. It is different for defending champions Liverpool with three wins in their last outings with their title defense on the line.
One of these teams is currently on their longest unbeaten run in the Premier League, and it’s not Liverpool. After a great escape for the relegation battle last season, Aston Villa have now six top-flight matches without a loss. The side has four wins, which marked their only wins in their previous 25 games.
It has been a mouth-watering transfer window for Aston Villa with several prospects under Dean Smith’s side. Smith’s side is the only team left in the Premier League yet to concede a goal with clean sheets against Sheffield United and Fulham.
Liverpool edged out of the EFL Cup in the midweek fixture against Arsenal. Jurgen Klopp saw this side lost out on penalties for a second time this season against Arsenal. The most memorable one was during the community shield.
Aston Villa vs. Liverpool Head to Head
Both sides have 25 games against each other, with Liverpool taking home 14 wins while Aston Villa with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke City
Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa
Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United
Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
Lincoln City 2-7 Liverpool
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool
Aston Villa Team News
Dean Smith might hand loanee Ross Barkley a start in the league after making his move from Chelsea. After kicking off a dead leg, Jack Grealish is back in the starting lineup this weekend. With two clean sheets already, Emiliano faces against the opponents he has become familiar too while at Arsenal.
Liverpool Team News
The latest news coming from Anfield reported that Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara contracted the coronavirus and remain in quarantine for the time being. It hands new signing Jota a start on the wing with Nabby Keita stepping in for recovering Henderson.
Prediction and Odds
The fixture boasts of most away wins, and we expect to see another tally this Sunday for the Reds.
Goals Over 2.5
Salah to Score