EPL Soccer Picks: Bet Liverpool to Take the Home Win vs. Aston Villa

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:35 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2015 4:35 PM UTC

The Reds have been going through a rough patch recently, so getting a victory over Aston Villa this weekend would go a long way. Let's break down the soccer betting odds that are on offer.

Odds Overview
Even though Liverpool has been disappointing lately, they're still classified as the favorites on the soccer odds board. A Reds win is trading in the -215 to -225 range, which leaves Aston Villa at what will be a very appealing price to some; in the +600 to +650 range.

Of course, a draw is well within reason here, with oddsmakers listing that option at +350.


It's been five straight matches without a win for the Reds, though you have to figure they'll be able to break that poor run at home against Carlisle United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday. Nonetheless, Liverpool has fallen down to 13th in the Premier League table, and Brendan Rodgers' position as the manager is certainly up for debate now.

While losing captain Jordan Henderson through injury is a big blow, the good news for the Reds is they've got star striker Daniel Sturridge back in the mix now. He was sorely missed and should re-invigorate what's been a stale Liverpool attack.


Aston Villa
Like the Reds, Aston Villa has hit a rut, losing two Premier League matches in a row, thus leaving the Villains in 17th place with only four points through six league matches. 

It obviously hasn't been the start Tim Sherwood would have hoped for, with Villa set to take on Birmingham City in the Capital one Cup on Tuesday. Will the Villains notch a victory to give them a boost in confidence before their trip to Merseyside?


Premier League Pick
The fact oddsmakers seem very confident in a Liverpool win despite the team's recent shortcomings makes us a lot less uneasy about the prospects of adding the hosts to our tickets for the weekend.

Indeed, this spot sets up nicely for the Reds, especially now that Sturridge is back and ready to contribute again. We don't expect it to be a truly dominant performance out of Liverpool, but the home team should do enough to be our soccer pick and record the outright victory at Anfield. Don't be surprised to see Christian Benteke come back to haunt his old club.

Predicted Final Score: Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 0

Premier League Soccer Pick: Liverpool -212 at Pinnacle

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