Man City vs Aston Villa

Man City vs Aston Villa Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips| Premier League

  • Date â€“ Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024
  • Kick-off Time â€“ 03:30 pm GMT
  • Venue â€“ Etihad Stadium

Man City vs Aston Villa Preview

Manchester City faces Aston Villa in a crucial Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. The reigning champions come off a goalless draw against Arsenal, while Aston Villa secured a convincing 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

City’s recent draw with Arsenal marked the first time they failed to score at home in 57 matches across all tournaments. Despite the stalemate, they remain in third place, one point behind Arsenal and three behind leaders Liverpool.

Aston Villa, on the other hand, are riding high after their victory over Wolves, with Moussa Diaby playing a key role. They currently sit fourth in the table, holding a three-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur.

The Lions have been formidable on the road remaining unbeaten in their first eight away games of the year. However, they face a tough task against City, who have won 13 straight Premier League matches against them at home.

City will look to bounce back from their draw and close the gap at the top. Meanwhile, Aston Villa aims to maintain their strong away form and secure their top-four status.

It promises to be an intriguing battle between two top sides vying for crucial points in the race for the Premier League title.

Here are some key match facts ahead of the upcoming clash between Manchester City and Aston Villa:

  • In their 25 away matches against Man City, Aston Villa have managed to secure victory only twice, with 2 draws and 21 wins for the home side.
  • Manchester City holds a significant advantage in goal difference, currently leading 67-20.
  • The average number of goals scored in previous encounters between Manchester City and Aston Villa is 3.23.

These statistics highlight the dominance of Manchester City in their matchups against Aston Villa, both in terms of victories and goal difference.

Also Read: Manchester City vs Arsenal: Match Report

Man City vs Aston Villa Team News

Defensive concerns loom large for Man City as Nathan Ake exited Sunday’s draw with Arsenal due to injury. Ederson and Kyle Walker remain sidelined with thigh issues. Guardiola confirmed Ederson’s unavailability, while John Stones is not yet fully fit.

Rico Lewis is expected to replace the injured Ake. Jeremy Doku and Jack Grealish could feature in wide positions.

Aston Villa faces an attacking setback as Ollie Watkins suffered a hamstring injury against Wolves. Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buendia, and Matty Cash are also unavailable, along with the suspended John McGinn.

Watkins’s scan results are awaited, with Jhon Duran likely to partner Moussa Diaby in attack. Jacob Ramsey may return from an ankle injury.

Both teams face challenges in personnel ahead of their crucial Premier League clash.

Man City vs Aston Villa Predicted Lineups

Manchester City Predicted Lineups:
Ortega; Lewis, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Doku, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland

Aston Villa Predicted Lineups:
Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Bailey, Luiz, Tielemans, Rogers; Diaby, Duran.

Man City vs Aston Villa Head-to-Head

In their head-to-head history, Manchester City has dominated their encounters with Aston Villa:

  • Total Matches: 47
  • Manchester City Wins: 32
  • Aston Villa Wins: 8
  • Draws: 7

These statistics illustrate Manchester City’s superiority over Aston Villa in their past matchups. Let’s Have a look at the last 5 Encounters between these 2 sides.

01 Dec 2021Aston Villa v Manchester City1-2Premier League
22 May 2022Manchester City v Aston Villa3-2Premier League
03 Sep 2022Aston Villa v Manchester City1-1Premier League
12 Feb 2023Manchester City v Aston Villa3-1Premier League
06 Dec 2023Aston Villa v Manchester City1-0Premier League

Man City vs Aston Villa Prediction

Manchester City will host Aston Villa in what promises to be an exciting clash at The Champions’ home ground. Aston Villa’s defensive resilience and ability to counterattack could introduce an element of unpredictability to the game.

Thus, adding to the excitement on the field. However, Manchester City’s superior attacking prowess, talented squad, and home advantage are likely to be the decisive factors in the match.

Prediction: Manchester City 3 – 1 Aston Villa.

Man City vs Aston Villa Odds (subject to change)

According to bookmakers, Manchester City are heavily favoured to win this Premier League match, with estimated odds of 1.25. Aston Villa, on the other hand, are considered the underdogs with odds of 10.00, indicating they are least likely to secure a victory.

In the Total Goals market, Over 2.5 Goals is the favoured outcome among bettors. Additionally, for those anticipating both teams to score, Both Teams to Score Yes is priced at 1.70.

  • Man City win – 1.25
  • Aston Villa win – 10.00
  • Draw – 6.50
  • Odds source – Bet365

Where to Watch Man City vs Aston Villa

  • India – Disney Hotstar
  • UK – Sky Sports
  • US – Hulu

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