Betting predictions and football tips for Liverpool v Aston Villa in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final from Wembley.
Liverpool head into this FA cup semi-final tie at Wembley knowing that this is their only chance of silverware and their last opportunity to salvage what has been overall a poor season in comparison to the 2013/2014 campaign.
However, in Aston Villa they face a team who have hit form at exactly the right time under former Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood. Villa have been on a fantastic run of form of late which included a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane against Sherwood's old employers Tottenham Hotspur. Although I fully expect Liverpool to build on their 2-0 victory against Newcastle on Monday night for my Liverpool v Aston Villa betting tips, I don't see them having it all their own way and firmly believe they will be taken all the way by a team who have shown that when it comes to the business end, they sure know how to grind out the results to keep them in the top flight.
Christian Benteke has come to light in the latter stages of this season with important goals in big matches including his recent hat trick against relegation rivals QPR. Aston Villas Belgium forward will need to make a big contribution if his team are play a part in the final and Ladbrokes are offering 11/4 that he will find the net at any time in the 90 minutes, something which he has done on a regular basis on recent outings.
This game is sure to be tightly contested with so much at stake. Both teams will want to keep things right at the back, so don't expect a goal fest. 3 of the last 4 meetings have produced under 2.5 goals and a repeat of this can be taken at even money with Coral for the third of our Aston Villa v Liverpool predictions.
Both teams will be desperate to reach the Wembley showpiece in May and will be sure to contest a tight match. This could be a game which goes on into extra time which can only be a good thing for the neutral but I believe it will be Brendan's Rodgers side that will be triumphant and give Steven Gerrard one last crack at Silverware before he leaves for the USA in the summer.
Draw after 90 minutes – 16/5 with Betfred: signup bet £10 get £30 free.
Benteke to score anytime – 11/4 with Ladbrokes: signup get £25 free.
Under 2.5 goals – Evens with Coral: signup bet £5 get £20 free.
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