# different results between aer_simulator and aer_simulator_statevector using Qiskit opflow circuit sampler

I am using Qiskit's operator flow framework to calculate expectation values of observables. An example composed operator I want to evaluate typically looks like

I want to run this circuit on hardware, but first I am testing using classical backends. Using the code from the opflow tutorial, I use the CircuitSampler class and the included converter as follows:

sampler = of.CircuitSampler(backend=qiskit.Aer.get_backend('aer_simulator_statevector'))
sampled_exp_op = sampler.convert(expectation_op_bound)
sampled_expect_val = sampled_exp_op.eval()


If I use the 'aer_simulator_statevector' backend I get the correct result. If I use 'aer_simulator' instead, I get the wrong result.

Could someone explain why I am getting two different results?