Manchester City vs Aston Villa prediction comes before the 10th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Saturday, October 26th, at Emirates Stadium in Manchester, England. In this match preview, you will find some useful betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Manchester City are trailing behind Liverpool by 6 points. Still, the season is still in its early stages and the Sky Blues still have a good chance to get to the top. But, in order to get there, they need to win as many games as possible. And scenarios like the one against Wolves and Norwich mustn’t happen anymore. Losing two matches in 9 rounds is just too much for such a strong team as Manchester City. That said, winning against Aston Villa on Saturday is a must.
Obviously, Man City are huge favorites in this game. They have the players who seem capable of beating any team in the world, nonetheless a recently-promoted side. Manchester City have been fantastic in the attacking department, with 29 goals scored in 9 rounds, which is more than 3 goals per game on average.
The reason why they are not at the top of the table is that their defense hasn’t been that great. And it’s because of the fact that this team has only three proper center-backs, namely Otamendi, Stones, and Laporte. At one point, Laporte and Stones were injured, so their defensive midfielders Fernandinho and Rodri had to play at the back. But, their injury problems are almost over. Stones is finally back and Man City defense now seems much stronger.
Scoring against Man City seems like a mission impossible for Aston Villa. Even though this team has been pretty good when it comes to scoring. They’ve put away at least a goal in each of their previous five matches in all competitions. The reason why they don’t seem capable of scoring on Saturday is that Man City will probably have the ball in their possession most of the time.
Our Manchester City vs Aston Villa prediction: Manchester City to win to nil
Manchester City vs Aston Villa correct score prediction: 3:0
Manchester City Form and Latest News
After losing 2:0 at home to Wolves on 6th October, Manchester City bounced back straight away and won two subsequent games. First, they beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League, then they hammered Atalanta in the Champions League. They’re now hoping to continue their winning round with a big win over Aston Villa.
Aston Villa Form and Latest News
They’re in the middle of the table at the moment, but they can easily get a few spots higher in the next couple of weeks. They’re in a great form, with two wins in the last two rounds in the Premier League. The last time they lost a game was more than a month ago when they lost 3:2 to Arsenal in London. Still, despite playing very well lately, they are huge underdogs against Man City.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Predicted Lineups
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Stones, Otamendi, Walker, Mendy – Rodri, David Silva, De Bruyne – Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Aston Villa predicted lineup: Heaton – Mings, Engels, Guilbert, Targett – Nakamba, Hourihane, McGinn – El-Ghazi, Grealish, Wesley
Other Manchester City vs Aston Villa betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.22
Manchester City -2.5 (Asian Handicap) @1.77