Aston Villa (A): Match Preview

Aston Villa (A): Match Preview
December 16, 2011 Gary Fulcher

Liverpool’s trip to Villa Park on Sunday marks the beginning of a hectic period for English clubs. Between Dec 18th and January 14th, the Reds will play eight times consisting of six fixtures in the Premier League, the FA Cup third round tie against Oldham Athletic and the League Cup semi-final first leg meeting with Manchester City.

Our encounter with Aston Villa will be our 750th match in the Premier League. We currently have a win percentage of 49.8%, having won 373, drawn 189 and lost 187. We’ve scored 1,207 goals and conceded 726 in the process. Unsurprisingly we have a far better record at Anfield compared to trips away from L4:

Liverpool’s record at Anfield since the Premier League began:

•    P: 375 W: 233 D: 91 L: 51 F: 718 A: 289 GD: +429 Pts: 790

Liverpool’s record away from home since the Premier League began:

•    P: 374 W: 140 D: 98 L: 136 F: 489 A: 437 GD: +52 Pts: 518

Liverpool’s away Premier League record against Aston Villa:

•    P: 19 W: 8 D: 5 L: 6 F: 22 A: 17 GD: +5 Pts: 29

Liverpool’s overall record against Aston Villa in the league (including PL stats):

•    Total – P: 172 W: 81 D: 38 L: 53 F: 303 A: 248
•    Home – P: 86 W: 54 D: 17 L: 15 F: 194 A: 92
•    Away – P: 86 W: 27 D: 21 L: 38 F: 109 A: 156

Liverpool’s biggest victories and defeats at Aston Villa (league):

•    Biggest win (overall): 4-1 (21/1/1925)
•    Biggest defeat (overall): 1-6 (16/1/1932)
•    Biggest win (Premier League): 3-0 (13/1/2001)
•    Biggest defeat (Premier League): 2-4 (15/9/1992)

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