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23rd Dec 2022

The five best bets for Aston Villa vs Liverpool on St Stephen’s Day

Lee Costello

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The Premier League has returned, and we are thrust straight back into the action with a collection of huge games, including Aston Villa’s match vs Liverpool.

The Reds haven’t had the best start to the season, but it will be very interesting to see how the break for the World Cup will affect Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Only France defender Ibrahima Konate featured in the final, while the rest of Liverpool’s representatives at the tournament returned earlier, and would have had plenty of time to embed themselves back into the squad.

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Other superstars who didn’t play in the World Cup such as Mohammad Salah, Roberto Firmino and Thiago will have enjoyed a long lay-off and some pre-season work, and will be itching to get back into the swing of things.

It’s also given them an opportunity for injured players to recover such as Diogo Jota, who would really bolster Liverpool’s attacking threat.

Aston Villa have also endured a tricky start to the season, and even sacked their manager Steven Gerrard, who of course was a Liverpool legend.

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Things have seemingly improved since Unai Emery has come in, but with Emi Martinez still celebrating his World Cup heroics, they could be without their first choice goalkeeper, which always changes the dynamic of a team and may cause them problems.

Here are the five best bets for the game on LiveScore Bet:

Liverpool to win and both teams to score 15/8

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The Anfield faithful are undoubtedly the favourites going into this game given their superior firepower, but they haven’t been reliable at the back in recent games and could very easily concede.

Darwin Nunez to score anytime 5/4

The Uruguay striker struggled in the World Cup, but before he was shipped off to Qatar he had really found his shooting boots in England, and will be hoping to pick up where he left off.

Correct score Liverpool to win 3-1 is 11/1

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Salah always scores on the opening game of the season, and although this isn’t technically the opening day, it has the same sort of feel to it, and he will be fresh and well rested as he didn’t play in the World Cup, so he will be smelling the goals.

Other threats such as Nunez, Jota and Firmino will be keen to prove a lot of people wrong and get their season back on track.

Danny Ings first goalscorer 9/2

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Liverpool have struggled to get out of the blocks this season, often conceding in the first half but finding their feet in the second.

Former Anfield player Ings has found a new lease of life under the new Villa manager, and could be ready to pounce and catch the Reds cold.

Draw 3/1

Klopp’s men have struggled to find that biting edge this season, especially when they go 1-0 down, and when you consider that this is at Villa Park, then the home side have every chance of grinding out a draw here.

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