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Aston Villa v Liverpool FA Cup Semi Final

Aston Villa v Liverpool FA Cup Semi Final
Aston Villa v Liverpool FA Cup Semi Final

Source: http://dailyvdo.com/

Its FA Cup semi final weekend and the most attractive of the two ties is the meeting between Aston Villa and Liverpool which takes place at Wembley on Sunday.

Aston Villa

Current League Position 15th (as of 15th April)

Last Six Results W3 D1 L2 (any competition)

FA Cup Run

3rd Round Villa 1-0 Blackpool

4th Round Villa 2-1 Bournemouth

5th Round Villa 2-1 Leicester

6th Round Villa 2-0 West Brom

Putting the FA Cup to one side, Villa have been more concerned with avoiding relegation but there has been improvement since Tim Sherwood took over and whilst they are not safe just yet, their relegation fears have eased. An excellent 1-0 win at Spurs in the league last weekend means Villa have a six point cushion over the teams in the drop zone and that should be enough for them to focus every available resource on this cup semi final. Villa have benefitted from being drawn at home in all the earlier rounds, beating two sides from the Championship and two from the Premier League on their route to the semi finals.

 

Liverpool

Current League Position 5th (as of 15th April)

Last Six Results W3 D1 L2 (any competition)

FA Cup Run

3rd Round Wimbledon 1-2 Liverpool

4th Round Liverpool 0-0 Bolton

4th Round Replay Bolton 1-2 Liverpool

5th Round Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

6th Round Liverpool 0-0 Blackburn

6th Round Replay Blackburn 0-1 Liverpool

The FA Cup is Liverpool’s only remaining chance of winning a trophy this season although they haven’t yet given up on finishing in the top four of the Premier League which would be enough to qualify for next season’s Uefa Champions League competition. In the FA Cup, Liverpool have met Premier League opposition just once, a 2-1 win at Palace in the fifth round. That aside they have been made to work hard by lower league opposition, edging past League 2 side Wimbledon in the third round and replays were needed to see off Championship teams Bolton and Blackburn. Liverpool have already missed out in one semi final this season, losing to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup over two legs.

Overall Head to Head Record

Villa Wins 49

Draws 36

Liverpool Wins 81

Last time they met

17/01/15 EPL Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool Scorers: Borini (24) Lambert (79)

Half time: 0-1

 

Previous Five Head to Heads Results

 13/09/14 EPL Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

18/01/14 EPL Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa

24/08/13 EPL Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

31/03/13 EPL Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

15/12/12 EPL Liverpool 1-3 Aston Villa

Match Result Betting

Aston Villa 5.00

Draw 4.00

Liverpool 1.60

*Odds are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

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