Aston Villa vs Liverpool | 08.01.2021 | FA Cup Prediction 2021

FA Cup Betting Tips · 08/01/2021 - 7:45 pm · Villa Park

FA Cup Betting Tips Today

Welcome to the first FA Cup prediction weekend of 2021 here at BettingTips.net, where our experts consistently deliver top notch tips by analysing the facts, the figures and more! Our top FA Cup tips, betting info & predictions follows below for this weekend’s chosen fixture.

Home Win 1
Best Odd
29.4%
3.4
Draw X
Best Odd
26.7%
3.75
Away Win 2
Best Odd
50%
2

For our FA Cup predictions today, our selected fixture is taking place in the Midlands, as Aston Villa host the faltering league leaders Liverpool. Neither side has a fared well in this competition in recent times, so it could be Premier League form that influences our FA Cup tips & predictions for this one.

The current constitution

Villa’s strong season continues

Aston Villa did falter after their impressive start to the season, which saw them thrash this weekend’s opponents Liverpool 7-2 back in October. The Villains did hit a rough patch, however Dean Smith’s side then rallied to go undefeated in December, before meeting defeat at the hands of Manchester United on New Years Day. Local lad and starman Jack Grealish might grab all the headlines, but Dutch winger Anwar El Ghazi’s form definitely should not be overlooked. He only broke into the starting 11 less than a month ago but has managed to maintain his place with some stellar performances.

The Champions hit a rough patch

Despite only getting 2 points from their last 3 matches, Liverpool and clinging on to the to spot of the Premier League on goal difference. We’d expect them to recharge in the league though, however our FA Cup predictions for the Reds are less optimistic. Despite conquering Europe and the Premier League over the past two season, domestic cups haven’t been great under Klopp, so an FA Cup gaming arriving when they have only scored once in their last 3 doesn’t look ideal. Defensive injuries remain the problem for Klopp, as he’s used 10 different backline parings this season.

Head to Head

Look away now Liverpool fans, as we can’t mention the head to head record between these sides without mentioning Villa’s shock 7-2 thrashing of the champions back in October. Prior to that though, Liverpool had won their past 5 league games against Villa. Cup ties between these sides favour Villa though – when these sides last met in the FA Cup way back in April 2015, Villa came out on top as 2-1 winners. Villa also dispatched Liverpool 5-0 in the EFL Cup last December, however it was against a junior Reds side so that can’t have any bearing on our FA Cup predictions today.

Tip:
Home win
Best Odd
3.4
Max. Bonus
£100
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Statistical highlights

Below, we’ve provided you with the result of the last 5 games between Aston Villa and Liverpool as well as 3 statistical highlights. We’ve used all of this information and more to bring you this FA Cup prediction weekend here at BettingTips.net.

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool
04/10/2020
Villa Park | Aston Villa: 7 vs Liverpool: 2 | Premier League
05/07/2020
Anfield| Liverpool: 2 vs Aston Villa: 0 | Premier League
17/12/2019
Villa Park | Aston Villa: 5 vs Liverpool: 0 | EFL Cup
02/11/2019
Villa Park | Aston Villa: 1 vs Liverpool: 2 | Premier League
14/02/2016
Villa Park | Aston Villa: 0 vs Liverpool: 6 | Premier League
Highlight #1
Aston Villa won their last 2 cup ties vs Liverpool
Highlight #2
Liverpool have gone out of the cup at this stage 3 times under Klopp
Highlight #3
Liverpool have scored 1 in their last 3

Our Betting Tip for Today

Having analysed the above information and having considered recent form, our FA Cup predictions suggest a Villa win on Friday night.

Villa to do the do the double over the champs

Neither of these sides have a good record in this competition in recent years, both of them going out of the competition in the 3rd, 4th and 5th rounds in recent seasons. However, this time around, it looks like Dean Smith’s side might have more motivation to go further than Jurgen Klopp’s. Klopp is among the creed of elite managers who views domestic cups with a certain level of contempt, often fielding 2nd string sides. And with his complaints about the fixture list and squad rotation already this season, there’s a feeling that an FA Cup exit may even quietly come as a blessing for the Reds’ chances of title retention. Villa on the other hand have exceeded expectations so far this season and will see the FA Cup as a realistic chance to grab some silverware. We’re therefor backing a Villa win at 3.4 with Bet365.

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