Manchester City vs Aston Villa Predictions and Betting Tips
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Predictions and Betting: On Wednesday, the fans are awaiting to witness Manchester City take on Aston Villa at the Etihad stadium.
The hosts are coming off a much-needed triumph against Brighton whereas Aston Villa are searching for those 3 points to steer back their campaign on the right attack.
Even though it looks like a one-sided affair, Aston Villa are known to pull off upsets when they face big teams.
Manchester City are undefeated in last five games while Villa have won 2 and lost on 2 occasions. Currently the City are 2nd in points table standings.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Predictions and Betting: Players to watch out for
The Manchester City attack looks quite lethal with Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Foden in the line-up.
Jesus has 4 goals in 13 appearances and has 80.4% passing rate. He also created 0.8 key passes and is a good dribbler with 1.5 dribbles per game.
Raheem Sterling has also been a prime player for them who has a fine finishing touch and provides a lot of crucial passes. He has netted on 8 occasions along with 5 assists in 26 outings so far. He has an overall rating of 7.10.
Ollie Watkins will lead the Villa’s frontline once again and is an important striker in the eleven. In addition to 8 goals and 2 assists in 18 outings, he has been exceptional in aerial duels winning an average of 3.9 duels per game along with 2.9 shots and 1.3 key passes per game.
Jack Grealish will join him whose strength is to create chances and to dribble exceptionally amidst rumors about his move to Manchester United. He has so far scored 8 times along with 7 assists and has a rating of 7.75 this season.
Anwar El Ghazi will have to do the winger role who has 6 goals with 73% pass success.
Manchester City is ahead.
Manchester City has a very strong mid-field attack. Kevin de Bruyne with 10 assists so far has been the back of Man City Midfield.
He has been well supported by likes of Phil Phoden, Rodri and Ilkay Gundogon.
Phil Foden has 10 goals and 2 assists from the start of this season along with creating 1.9 shots on target per game.
John McGinn and Bertrand have led the Villa’s midfield attack. However, they need to up their if they looking forward to beating the City.
Ross Barkely and Trezequet needs to provide to good support to team in the midfield.
Manchester City is ahead.
The Manchester City defense would be pushing themselves to have a clean sheet against their opponents on Wednesday.
Joao Cancelo will be a key defender in stopping the Villa’s attack in the absence of Kyle Walker. He is an excellent passer and a set piece threat who has 85.5% pass success along with 2.2 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 1.3 clears in 27 outings.
Ruben Dias is a quality defender who controls the possession and gives some amazing crosses. He has so far provided with 1 tackle, 3.2 clears and 0.5 blocks in addition to a rating of 7.00.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is another quality defender in the team who has 88.6% pass accuracy and has won 1.9 aerial duels won per game.
Aston Villa’s defense wasn’t up to the mark against Red Devils despite in their last premier league fixture.
Tyrone Mings is a center back who is versatile and can counter attack very well. The English defender has 79.4% pass completion along with 3.2 clears per match which speaks of the effort he puts in the center.
Ezri Konsa is very strong in controlling possession and giving important crosses. He has about 83.9% pass completion success, an average of 3 aerials won per match along with 0.7 tackles and 4 clears every match.
The left and right defenders Cash and Targett will have to make sure that they guard the sides pretty well so that they clear any attack coming their way.
Manchester City is ahead.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Predictions and Betting: Recent form
Aston Villa have staged a major comeback after minor setback in a couple of games held in December. They have been an exceptional underdog side this season after thrashing giants like Liverpool and Arsenal.
After some unexpected hiccup early in December, they have secured victories against Wolves, West Brom, Crystal Palace in addition to drawn matches when they played Chelsea and Burnley.
Despite putting up a good fight, they were forced to concede defeat at the hands of Manchester United in Old Trafford.
Manchester City looked to be in complete mess after initial hiccups in the season. But it seems that they have fought the demons quite well as they keep their top 5 place intact in the points table.
After that loss against Spurs late in November, they have been on an unbeaten streak. They have managed to achieve victories against the likes of Fulham, Southampton, Newcastle and Chelsea.
In their last appearance, they handed a 1-0 defeat to Brighton with one game less. This means that they have a big chance to finish at the top of the table.
Matches: 39: City: 26 Aston Villa: 7Draw: 6
Last 5 meetings: City – 5, Aston Villa – 0, Draw – 0.
Recent Meeting: City defeated Aston Villa with a 2-1 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Predictions and Betting: Predicted winner
Manchester City is predicted to win the upcoming clash with Aston Villa.
According to FCTables, it has given 77% chance of victory to City whereas Aston Villa has got a sleek chance at 8%.
Oddschecker who are known for giving the best odds have also suggested the hosts to be in the driver seat at 3/11 whereas Aston Villa are far behind at 12/1.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have gone on to give 7% chance for the visitors to pull off an upset whereas the giants have a huge advantage of 78% in this battle.
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