AVL vs LIV Dream11: It's an all-Premier League clash in the Carabao quarterfinals as Aston Villa host Liverpool at Villa Park. But it' as much as you can introduce these two teams ahead of this game because one team will surely be fielding the kids come the time when the referee blows his whistle. Not a folly of sort from Jurgen Kopp and Liverpool's part for the Reds have another assignment less than 24 years later after the game at Villa Park concludes, and that comes in FIFA Club World Cup. So it was always a decision of preferences for Liverpool, and Klopp chose the international tournament to play as he and his first-team players head to Qatar for the Club World Cup.
So it goes without saying that Aston Villa are clear favourites in this game. A place in the Carabao Cup semifinal beckons for Dean Smith and his men.
The journey so far!
Host: Aston Villa
Competition: Carabao Cup
Match Venue: Villa Park
Match Timing: Wednesday, December 18, @01:15 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
The betting trend is playing out as you would expect when the Boys face the Men. A win for Liverpool is priced at a high odds of 7.00 while Villa are as low as 1.33 for the win. Even a draw is unlikely here.
Aston Villa to win: 1.33 (33/100), Probability to happen: 75.19%
Liverpool to win: 7.00 (6/1), Probability to happen: 14.29%
Draw: 6.25 (21/04), Probability to happen: 16.00%
Dream11 likely match scenario:
Just pick up Villa forwards. From Liverpool Harvey Elliot, Pedro Chirivella, Ki-Jana Hoever and Herbie Kane are likely to have the impact in the match.
Aston Villa team news: Considering Villa will be lining up against Liverpool's 2nd unit, expect Dean Smith to win in a few changes as he looks to freshen things up.
John McGinn will most probably be rested here. The reports suggest that he has been playing through pain, and this match gives him a perfect opportunity to recharge his batteries.
One major absentee comes at the back in the form of Tyrone Mings. The big man is recovering from a thing injury.
Villa will also be without Keinan Davis (thigh) and back-up goalkeeper Jed Steer. So expect Nyland to keep the gloves here.
Liverpool Team News:
As far as Liverpool are concerned, the following players have been chosen by Jurgen Klopp for the Club World Cup, and are unavailable.
Alisson Becker, Virgil Van Dijk, Giorginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez, Adrian, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Lonergan, Xherdan Shaqiri, Andy Robertson, Divock Origi, Curtis Jones, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Neco Williams
Rhian Brewster is carrying a knock but expects him to play here but Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne remain unavailable.
Aston Villa: Nyland (GK), Elmohamady, Konsa, Hause, Taylor, Luiz, Hourihane, Lansbury, Jota, Kodjia, Trezeguet
Liverpool: Kelleher (GK), Ki-Jana Hoever, Sven van den Berg, Boyes, Gallacher, Christie-Davies, Pedro Chirivella, Herby Kane, Harvey Elliott, Rhian Brewster, Longstaff
To be updated soon!
Aston Villa are the clear favorites to win the game.