Soccer – Vlaar hails in-form Benteke


Ron Vlaar has backed his Aston Villa team-mate Christian Benteke to play a key role in this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley.

The Belgium international had only scored twice in the Premier League this season until his goal in February’s 2-1 victory against West Brom proved to be the start of a rich vein of form, and he has scored eight goals in the last six Premier League matches.
Benteke is 11/5 with Bet365 to score at any time against Liverpool in a match Villa can be backed at 18/1 to win 2-1.
Vlaar said: “Christian is a massive player – and unbelievable for us.
“He was unlucky to get that big injury but he is back now and firing in the goals for us.”