Man City vs Aston Villa
WED 20th JAN 2021 – KO 18:00pm
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Wednesday night, Manchester City host Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium with City looking to capitalise after United and Liverpool drew earlier in the week.
The Citizens head into this game in second place, but with a game in hand to go ahead of Man United. They won their last game 4-0 against Crystal Palace at The Etihad in what was a very impressive performance from the hosts.
City are really now starting to play their best football. Pep seems to have found his ideal defensive partnership in Stones and Dias it’s since made them favourites for the title.
The hosts will have the majority of the possession in this game but will have to be aware of Aston Villa’s attack and in particular Grealish and Watkins. If they can be as solid at the back as they have been recently it’ll be a far easier game for them.
Dean Smith’s side come into the game against Man City in 11th place, however, they have four games in hand over the majority of the table. Their last league game was on January 1st where they were beaten 2-1 by Man United.
Villa haven’t played for so long due to illness spreading throughout the squad. It’ll be interesting to see what effect this will have had on the team.
The visitors have shown in games against other top six sides that they won’t just sit back all game. However, a draw against an in-form City side is still a very good result, considering how many games in hand they have.
Manchester City have a lot of first-team players out. Aguero, Palmer, and Garcia are all out with an illness. Ake and Laporte are injured.
Trezeguet and Moraes are both confirmed to be out for Villa, whilst Barkley is still a doubt.