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Aston Villa vs Liverpool predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight


Two of the remaining 100 per cent record teams clash on Sunday evening as Aston Villa face Liverpool.

Villa have yet to concede in the league this term after two wins from two, while the reigning champions have won three from three.

Both teams exited the EFL Cup in midweek and will want to continue their winning start to the league season, before the international break interrupts matters.

Ross Barkley could make his Villa debut, while the Reds are without Sadio Mane after he was diagnosed with coronavirus.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.

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When is the game?

The match kicks off at 7:15pm on Sunday at Villa Park.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Ultra HD. Subscribers can also stream the fixture via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Team news

Villa are without long-term absentees Wesley and Bjorn Engels, while Tom Heaton is on the road to recovery but unlikely to feature. Ross Barkley is in line for a debut, though it might be off the bench.

Liverpool are without Thiago and Mane due to positive coronavirus tests. Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are out injured, but Jordan Henderson is back in training and could be in the squad. Kostas Tsimikas is also a doubt.

Predicted line-ups

Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; Trezeguet, Watkins, Grealish.

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez,  Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Jota.

Odds

Villa – 9/1

Draw – 22/5

Liverpool – 4/9

Prediction

Villa will make it tough for Liverpool and might revert to last season’s rather more defensive approach from the start, but the Reds should have enough to break them down even without their absent No. 10. Villa 1-2 Liverpool

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