Aston Villa-Liverpool Betting Preview: Why Christian Benteke is the man to watch out for at the Villa Park

Brendan Rodgers will bank on confidence from their opening game win to silence their very impressive hosts at Villa Park

Aston Villa got off to a winning start in the Premier League when they defeated Arsenal at the Emirates but lost the winning instinct as they were caged by Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea on Monday.

For the visitors coached by Brendan Rodgers, they will be looking forward to back-to-back wins thanks to their morale boosting win at Anfield versus Stoke City.

The Reds are priced up at 20/21 (1.95) with Ladbrokes to shock their hosts in their backyard, repeating the same feat when these sides last met in March at the same venue.

Paul Lambert’s side, though, have made a commendable beginning to the season, they are massive underdogs to make home advantage count as Ladbrokes is pricing them at 14/5 (3.80) to secure their first home victory in the 2013/2014 Premier league campaign.

The draw is a 5/2(3.50) play according to the same bookmaker.

The chunky 4/6 (1.66) quote from Ladbrokes for both sides to score on Saturday  may represent decent value here because both teams have not failed to score since the league season began a week ago.

Belgian talisman, Christian Benteke who currently tops the goalscorer’s  chart with three goals is favorites  to find the back of the net first at 11/2 (6.50) while Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to score first , the same as Iaso Aspas.

Backing Aston Villa to score first at 21/20 (2.05) is a worthwhile investment for punters should they intend getting value for their money.

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