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  • December 18, 2011
  • • 9:05 AM
  • • Villa Park, Birmingham
  • Referee: P. Walton
  • • Attendance: 37460
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Premier League Preview: Aston Villa - Liverpool

Stewart Downing, who makes his return to the Midlands, scored the winner in this fixture last year and there could be a reunion for Emile Heskey against Kenny Dalglish's side.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

ASTON VILLA

Guzan
Hutton, Dunne, Collins, Warnock
Herd, Petrov, Bannan
Albrighton, Bent, N’Zogbia
LIVERPOOL
 
Reina
Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique
Adam, Henderson, Rodriguez
Kuyt, Suarez, Downing
American Brad Guzan will continue deputizing for Shay Given, while Gabriel Agbonlahor is suspended having picked up his fifth booking of the season against Bolton. His omission could see Emile Heskey (against his former side), Stephen Ireland or Nathan Delfouneso get a starting place. Fabian Delph has recovered from a knee injury which saw him miss the Bolton match.

For Liverpool, Jay Spearing is suspended for the second game of his ban and Steven Gerrard has not recovered from his ankle injury.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Aston Villa’s 2-1 win at Bolton was its first away win this season in all competitions.
  • It had just 63 shots on target in the league, fewer than any other team.
  • Villa has lost two of its last three home games.
  • At Villa Park, the home side has 38 league wins to Liverpool’s 27, and 21 have ended in a draw.
  • Villa player of the year Stewart Downing (pictured right) could make his return at Villa Park. Downing scored the only goal in this fixture on the last day of last season before making the move to Anfield.
  • That was Villa’s first win at home against Liverpool in 13 matches going back to a 2-1 win in 1998.
  • Liverpool has the best defensive record in the Premier League, having only conceded more than a single goal on one occasion – a 4-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Liverpool’s games have produced the fewest goals this season with only 31 in 15 matches.
  • Its win against QPR was just its third at Anfield in eight matches.
  • The Reds have tasted defeat in just one of their last 13 matches in all competitions.

Players to watch

S. Petrov

Position: Midfielder

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L. Suárez

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Aston Villa

Liverpool

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Aston Villa FC AST
Aston Villa FC Aston Villa
Draw
Liverpool FC LIV
Liverpool FC Liverpool
90%

Top 3 Predictions

Aston Villa FC AST
0 - 9
Liverpool FC LIV
Aston Villa FC AST
0 - 2
Liverpool FC LIV
Aston Villa FC AST
1 - 2
Liverpool FC LIV

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