Aston Villa vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Aston Villa vs Manchester City prediction comes before the 22nd Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Sunday, January 12, at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. In this match preview, we bring you betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two sides.

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Aston Villa vs Manchester City Betting Tips

The Villans are just one spot away from the relegation zone. After 21 rounds of the Premier League, they have 21 points, which is only one point more than what Bournemouth have and two more than Watford. This means that Aston Villa’s relegation worry is pretty much justified.

The good news is that they’re not in a poor form. In fact, this team has won two out of the previous three Premier League games. The bad news is that they’re playing against one of the strongest teams in the world on Sunday.

Manchester City are traveling to Birmingham with the intention of taking all three points. They are currently in the third place, behind Liverpool and Leicester. Although the Reds are probably going to win the title, Man City have no intention of letting the Foxes stay in the second spot for too long.

Man City are going into this match after beating their city rivals in the Carabao Cup a few days ago. They are in a pretty good form, having won four matches in a row in all competitions. Before they went into this winning streak, they got defeated by Wolves. Something like that mustn’t happen anymore if they wish to challenge the second spot. For the Sky Blues, winning against Aston Villa is a must.

Unfortunately, they are still without their best defender Laporte, who is still injured. In his absence, Fernandinho had to take the role of a central defender. Man City are tempted to shop for a proper central back during the January transfer window, but even if they sign one such player, he probably won’t be in the protocol for this game.

With Fernandinho at the back, Man City look vulnerable, although the Brazilian has done a pretty decent job in that position. Still, Aston Villa definitely do have a chance to score. The question is: can the Villans keep their net safe? Probably not. The chances are that Man City are going to outscore them heavily.

Our Aston Villa vs Manchester City Prediction: Manchester City

Aston Villa vs Manchester City Correct Score Prediction: 1:5

Aston Villa Form and Latest News

Aston Villa play well at home, where their stadium is full of their passionate fans. Four of their wins this season happened at Villa Park. The reason why they probably won’t do much against Man City is not just that they’re a much weaker side; it’s also because they have serious problems with injuries, the biggest of which is the one concerning their first-choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Manchester City Form and Latest News

If they had no injury problems at the back, Man City would probably still be leading the title race with Liverpool. Unfortunately for them, their defensive problems have made them concede goals on too many occasions. On the other hand, the reason why they’re still very high in the table is that they have been brilliant in the final third. With 56 goals scored in 21 Premier League matches, Manchester City are the highest-scoring team in the league.

Aston Villa vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups

Aston Villa predicted lineup: Nyland – Engels, Mings, Guilbert, Elmohamady – Luiz, Grealish, El-Ghazi, Hourihane, Trezeguet – Kodjia

Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Fernandinho, Stones, Walker, Mendy – Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne – Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero

Other Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips:

First half over 1.5 @1.80

Over 4.5 goals @2.55

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