The prediction of Manchester City and Aston Villa comes before the match of the 19th round of the Premier League. This game will be played on January 20th, at Etihad Stadium, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Preview and Team News
Man City can return to the top of the standings with a win here, albeit briefly as neighbours Utd travel to Fulham later on Wednesday. Their 4-0 hammering of Crystal Palace on Sunday leaves them unbeaten in 15 across all competitions now as each of the past eight has ended in victory, with this more recent streak yielding six clean sheets as only Arsenal and Chelsea were able to register. The return to form of John Stones has undoubtedly boosted Man City’s resolve at the back, and he’s struck up an excellent understanding with summer signing Ruben Dias. Pep Guardiola’s teams down the years have always been known for their high output, but these two have racked up an astonishing nine clean sheets in the ten games they’ve started together now as only Chelsea were able to breach them. Phil Foden shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future. Raheem Sterling is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance.
Villa was also in good form before being rocked by a Covid-19 outbreak, which forced them to close their training ground for ten days. Dean Smith’s side picked up three wins in a five-match unbeaten run over the festive period and was rated a touch unfortunate to lose 2-1 at Old Trafford then. However, Villa had to field a youthful lineup for their 4-1 FA Cup defeat by Liverpool and postponed proposed clashes with Tottenham and Everton. Villa could be forgiven for viewing this daunting test as a match worth sacrificing in order to prepare better for Saturday’s visit of Newcastle. That may lead to Smith setting up his team in a more defensive manner early on at Etihad Stadium. Grealish is the best player in Villa, and many clubs want him. Anwar El-Ghazi is a great player, he has good dribbles, and his greatest virtue is speed. Ollie Watkins is a great striker, he scored six times, and more goals are expected from this guy.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Predicted Lineups
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Jesus.
Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Grealish, El Ghazi, Watkins, Traore.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Betting Tips and Predictions
Manchester City is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at half time.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We expect to see an entertaining game with at least three goals at full time.
Manchester City to win HT-FT @1.75
Over 2.5 FT @1.65
Correct score 4:1 @19.00