Aston Villa vs Liverpool Match Info
Date: Tuesday December 17 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Villa Park
Referee: Lee Mason
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches (league games unless stated)
November 2 2019: Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
February 14 2016: Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool
September 26 2015: Liverpool 3-2 Aston Villa
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 192
Aston Villa wins: 57
Liverpool wins: 95
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Stats
- This is only the second ever League Cup tie between these clubs, Liverpool having won the first 4-3 away from home in the 2002-03 quarter-finals before going on to lift the trophy
- Liverpool have won their last six away matches against Aston Villa
- Both teams have scored in all three of Aston Villa’s previous Carabao Cup ties this season
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Match Preview
Liverpool are essentially contesting this Carabao Cup quarter-final in name only, for the ‘Under-23’ suffix ought to be added as the first-team squad are in Qatar for the FIFA Club World Cup.
Victims of their own success, Liverpool have suffered from a fixture scheduling nightmare with the Football League insisting this tie must be played in its usual slot even though it clashes with the Reds’ attempt to become club champions of the world.
It is obvious, and understandable, what manager Jurgen Klopp has prioritised because he has taken a 20-man group to the Middle East that contains all of his available first-team players, so Liverpool Under-23 coach Neil Critchley will guide a team of youngsters at Villa Park.
Some of them have already featured in the wins against MK Dons and, on penalties, Arsenal earlier in this competition, but the difference is that they were surrounded by senior colleagues. Now, the kids are on their own against an experienced Premier League side.
For Aston Villa, it’s an outstanding chance to reach a major semi-final and you can be sure their manager Dean Smith will not grant the opposition any mercy, especially as his club need a boost following some worrying recent league results.
There will be self-belief in the Liverpool ranks simply because of the club’s current dominance, but ultimately Villa’s greater experience and knowhow should result in them advancing to the last four with comfort.
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Aston Villa vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Aston Villa to win and under 4.5 goals in the match @ 17/20 with BetVictor
Aston Villa to win to nil @ 7/5 with BetVictor