Aston Villa – Liverpool
Liverpool DNB @ 1.85
Liverpool and Aston Villa are playing the last big match of 2009 in European soccer. Liverpool is desperate to regain teritorry, as the last months have been a living nightmare for them, after losing the title last year. Liverpool is far from the 1st place, from the 2nd, from the 3rd, and their only hopes are for the 4th place, currently occupied by Tottenham Hotspurs, victorious today in the match against West Ham united, 2-0. The fight for this 4th place will be between 4 teams : Aston Villa, tottenham, man City and liverpool. Each team has their own reason to hope they will achieve their goal : Aston Villa has a solid defense, and they also know each other very weel, including manager Martin O’Neil, who’s working here for 4 years. But, Villa, in my opinion is missing a real leader, after garath barry left the club for Man City. Tottenham Hotspurs has a very valuable squad, especially if we reffer to their forwards and strickers. I don’t like their defense and the fact that when they meet a strong side, they have serious problems (the best examples are the matches with Man Utd 1-3, Chelsea 0-3, and Arsenal 0-3). Man City has the best squad, probably, from the 4 teams involved in the fight, and now, since Roberto Mancini is their coach, I think they are more balanced and will defend much better. Liverpool might have the smallest number of points, but certainly they have one of the biggest chance, because their squad is good, they only need to start making longer streaks and then they will be fine.
Villa – Liverpool today. Villa has shown their limits in the match against the gunners, Arsenal winning 3-0. Villa wasn’t able to do mostly anything, Arsenal diminating the whole match, maybe except for the first 20 minutes, when the match was more balanced. Liverpool won their previous match, 2-0, against Wolves, and come to Villa Park with 1 thought in their mind : the 3 points, and ending the year as close as possible to th 4th place.