Man City vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Pep Guardiola to halt Steven Gerrard’s winning run
Aston Villa will host Manchester City in the Premier League at Villa Park on Wednesday.
Villa secured their second successive win against Crystal Palace 2-1 while Manchester City defeated West Ham United 2-1.
Man City vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Man City vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Preview
Villa have renewed their hopes with the arrival of Steven Gerrard at the club. Matt Targett opened the scoring for Villa and John McGinn sealed all three points for Gerrard’s team. The win has cemented their position in the 13th position and the Midland giants now welcome Manchester City at the Villa Park.
Villa have scored in all of their home games in the Premier League so far and City will have to produce their best work on the pitch to get the better of them.
City maintained their pace with a win over West Ham.Illkay Gundogan and Fernandinho were the too goal scorers while Manuel Lanzini reduced the deficit for the Hammers.
Chelsea failed to pounce on Manchester United as they played a 1-1 draw and Manchester City are now one point behind the league leaders.
City’s away form has been blistering as they have collected 13 points in the last five matches and Villa must be aware of this. But Villa have a very poor record with City. They have won only once in the last 14 Premier League outings speaking volumes about their struggle against Pep Guardiola’s team.
Villa have also failed to beat the reigning champions for the last few years. The only exception was when they hammered Liverpool 7-2 at Villa Park.
When on song City can demolish any opponents. They have already claimed nine wins in the Premier League and have won all of their 15 previous Premier League games played on Wednesday banging on 36 goals.
Since their first Premier League title back in 2012 the Cityzens have always been in the title contention. They are in and around the top four every time.
They are involved in a three-pronged title race this time with Chelsea and Liverpool and are getting stronger with each passing match.
On the other hand, Dean Smith’s departure has been a blessing in disguise for Villa as Gerrard has overseen two victories since his arrival and they have been rejuvenated under the new boss. City had no problems in dealing with the threat of Villa last season and would be determined to repeat their feat this season too.
Jack Grealish’s return to his old hunting ground could be delayed as the midfielder has been struggling with an injury. Kevin De Bruyne has been isolated since diagnosed with Covid-19 and is not expected to be picked for this game.
Ferran Torres is out for a prolonged period and Phil Foden might make it to the bench.
For Villa, Trezeguet is on the verge of coming back while Bertrand Traore has also made significant progress since he got injured.
Villa didn’t concede a single goal in the last two games as Gerrard has reshaped the backline. Their positive and pressing approach would enforce more pressure on the City defence and it might turn out to be Villa’s defence vs City’s defence given the perspective of the match.
Gerrard has instilled confidence and belief and they could inflict damage if city doesn’t play to their potential in this match. A change of fortunes might be here to stay and they need to ensure they don’t become complacent as they have a long road to go.
The absence of Grealish did have its low points but the Villa reinvested the money in bringing Emiliano Buendia and Danny Ings in the summer and they are likely to play a big role under the current gaffer’s guidance.
Gerrard has seen his Liverpool team beating City during his player days and can draw inspiration from that. The former Rangers manager knows the ifs and buts of a big match especially against a team who loves to dominate away games.
A positive result in this match could lift the mood which could set the path for the remainder of the season.
Man City vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Manchester City defeated Everton in the Premier League and then got the better of Paris Saint-Germain. They also won against West Ham United in the last match.
Villa got defeated by Southampton but then won two consecutive matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace.
Man City vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Given the midweek game, both the teams can reshuffle their lineup in a bid to keep the players fresh.
Ederson; Oleksandr Zinchenko, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker; Illkay Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus
Emiliano Martinez; Matt Targett, Tyron Mings, Ezri Konsa, Matty Cash; Marvelous Nakamba; Ashley Young, Leon Bailey, Gordon Ramsey, John McGinn; Ollie Watkins
Man City vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Despite their recent two wins Villa are predicted to lose against Manchester City in the next match.
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