Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1 | Stats Formation Info-Graphics

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1 | Stats Formation Info-Graphics

Liverpool edged out Aston Villa at Villa Park after a first half goal of the highest quality from Daniel Sturridge was enough to decide the game.  Aston Villa fought back valiantly in the second half and Liverpool's new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet made two good saves, thwarting fellow Belgian Christian Benteke, to help Liverpool continue their winning start to the season. It was the first time Liverpool have won both opening games since 2008/09 and they have now won their last …
Becca's Weekly PL Round Up: United-Chelsea Bore-draw, Mignolet & Soldado

Becca's Weekly PL Round Up: United-Chelsea Bore-draw, Mignolet & Soldado

The Barclays Premier League is back in full swing as this weekend's games were filled with the drama that makes our league the most exciting in the world. That's if you weren't at Old Trafford on Monday night. Starting with the show-stopping fixture that is Manchester United vs Chelsea, neutrals were expecting the game to live up to past meetings, not the "bore draw" that we were eventually faced with. With the focal point limelight inevitably on Wayne Rooney, and the transfer saga that surrounds …
Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa faced their third fixture in a week against top 7 opposition, after an emphatic victory over Arsenal and a narrow defeat to Chelsea. With the side looking a much greater proposition than last season, Villa will have gone into the game hopeful of achieving a rare home win over Liverpool, and lined up with the same starting XI as last week apart from Leandro Bacuna coming into central midfield to replace Karim El Ahmadi. Ashley Westwood sat deepest …
Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Team News & Odds

Aston Villa Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Team News & Odds

Week two of the Premier League is upon us already, with Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side heading to Villa Park for Saturday Night Football. Both sides got off to impressive starts, most noticeably Villa, who won at the Emirates comfortably 3-1 with two Christian Benteke goals and an Antonio Luna strike. While, Liverpool were relatively impressive in their first home game at Anfield, a well executed finish from Daniel Sturridge gave them a 1-0 win, but could have gone differently, if …
Chelsea Vs Aston Villa Preview: Stats, Odds & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Aston Villa Preview: Stats, Odds & Key Men

Premier League, round two, is to be kicked off in the midweek by Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. This, the only Premier League game to be played on Wednesday, has been moved because of Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup match against Bayern Munich on Friday the 30th August. While Paul Lambert has accepted that this match necessarily had to be moved due to Chelsea’s fixture congestion, he is not so accepting of this match being sandwiched between Arsenal and …
Arsenal 1-3 Aston Villa | Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 1-3 Aston Villa | Tactical Analysis

Opening day of the season has been a consistent problem for Arsenal in recent years with three draws in the last three seasons prior to this weekend, while Aston Villa have experienced mixed results with a win, loss and a draw since 2010/11. Villa will have been optimistic going into the fixture with two wins at the Emirates from their last five attempts, a new contract for Christian Benteke, a group of young players now a season further in their …
EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …
Arsenal Vs Aston Villa Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Players: Cazorla & Benteke

Arsenal Vs Aston Villa Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Players: Cazorla & Benteke

On Saturday August 17th, Aston Villa will head to the Emirates to kick off the 2013-2014 season vs Arsenal.  Arsenal will be opening their season at home for the second season in a row after opening last season versus Sunderland.  Arsenal have not won any of their last three season openers with draws against Sunderland in 2012, Newcastle in 2011, and Liverpool in 2010.  Villa have one win one draw and one loss in their last three openers with a …
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