Liverpool sit sixth in the Premier League table during the World Cup break

Aston Villa predicted league finish compared to Wolves, Crystal Palace & more - and photos of key individuals

Unai Emery’s side will return to Premier League action on December 26 when Liverpool visit Villa Park.

The FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar are continuing at pace and Gareth Southgate’s England remain in a strong position to reach the knockout stages despite being held to a 0-0 draw by the USA last night.

Once the international showpiece event reaches its conclusion in Qatar it will be time for attention to return to domestic football and the Premier League will be back on screens and live in grounds following Christmas. Aston Villa will return with a tricky home fixture as Liverpool visit Villa Park on Boxing Day.

The Reds have fallen below their usual high standards in the first half of the season and sit sixth in the table at the break while Villa are just four points worse off but much further down the standings in 12th. There’s still a lot of football to be played between now and the end of the season but where are all 20 top flight clubs predicted to finish the 2022/23 campaign?

Using date from football statistics site fivethirtyeight.com, here is where Aston Villa are expected to finish the current Premier League season compared to the other 19 teams across the division:

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