Aston Villa vs Man City Betting Tips & Predictions

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17:30 Sun 12 Jan
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 2 + BTTS
Units: 2/5

Just as Aston Villa were celebrating the fact that they have escaped the Premier League relegation zone, Dean Smith has been dealt a double blow with the news that Tom Heaton and Wesley are both out for the season.

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Heaton has been an impressive stopper for the Villans this campaign, while Wesley has led the attacking line throughout the past few months and perhaps it will fall to the Midlands side to strengthen accordingly.

It looks a tall order for the home side to get anything from a match against a Manchester City team who have won six of their ten games on the road this term, with Pep Guardiola’s side having claimed victory in six of the past seven outings.

The manager now has Sergio Aguero back from injury and he will be combined with Gabriel Jesus, while Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne are all excellent attacking options when it comes to playing on the road.

City haven’t been watertight from a defensive point-of-view this season, conceding fourteen goals in ten away games and it’s clear that the absence of the injured Aymeric Laporte and the departed Vincent Kompany has left Guardiola scrambling for options in that position.

Guardiola knows that his team are unlikely to be champions of England for a third successive occasion and he will have one eye on the impending Champions League knockout stage which has now become the holy grail.

Manchester City have regularly outscored opposition teams throughout the campaign and we think you can avoid the skinny odds about the visitors winning the game and alternatively back them to win a high-scoring encounter.

On the correct score market, a 3-1 or 3-2 win could be permed to good effect, with the visitors wanting to make sure they re-qualify for the Champions League before concentrating on winning the competition.

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Confirmed Lineup

Aston Villa vs Manchester City - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s

Aston Villa Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

Manchester City Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

  • 25
    Ørjan Håskjold Nyland
  • 40
    Tyrone Mings
  • 30
    Kortney Hause
  • 15
    Ezri Konsa
  • 03
    Neil Taylor
  • 14
    Conor Hourihane
  • 06
    Douglas Luiz
  • N/A
    Daniel Drinkwater
  • 27
    Ahmed Elmohamady
  • 10
    Jack Grealish
  • 21
    Anwar El-Ghazi
  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 16
    Rodri
  • 25
    Fernandinho
  • 05
    John Stones
  • 27
    Joao Cancelo
  • 17
    Kevin De Bruyne
  • 21
    David Silva
  • 22
    Benjamin Mendy
  • 10
    Sergio Agüero
  • 26
    Riyad Mahrez
  • 09
    Gabriel Jesus

Aston Villa Formation3-5-1-1

  • Aston Villa Substitutes
  • 17: Trezeguet
  • 08: Henri Lansbury
  • 11: Marvelous Nakamba
  • 05: James Chester
  • 24: Frédéric Guilbert
  • 28: Lovre Kalinic

Manchester City Formation3-4-3

  • Manchester City Substitutes
  • 47: Phil Foden
  • 30: Nicolas Otamendi
  • 20: Bernardo Silva
  • 08: Ilkay Gündogan
  • 07: Raheem Sterling
  • 02: Kyle Walker
  • 01: Claudio Bravo

Aston Villa vs Manchester City - Injuries, Bans & Suspensions

Aston Villa vs Manchester City - Last Matches

Last 5 Matches

Aston Villa vs Manchester City - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

Aston Villa

Manchester City

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
1
1
2.4
1
3.4
2

Aston Villa

Manchester City

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
1.4
2.2
2.6
0.8
4
3

Aston Villa

Manchester City

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
0.8
0.8
2
1
2.8
1.8

Corners - Last 5 Matches

Aston Villa

Manchester City

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
6.4
6.8
5.8
1.8
12.2
8.6

Aston Villa

Manchester City

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
6.4
7.4
5.4
2.8
11.8
10.2

Aston Villa

Manchester City

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
4.4
8.2
6
2.6
10.4
10.8

Premier League - Standings & League Table

Premier League - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 29 27 1 1 66:21 82
2 Manchester City 28 18 3 7 68:31 57
3 Leicester 29 16 5 8 58:28 53
4 Chelsea 29 14 6 9 51:39 48
5 Manchester United 29 12 9 8 44:30 45
6 Wolverhampton 29 10 13 6 41:34 43
7 Sheffield United 28 11 10 7 30:25 43
8 Tottenham 29 11 8 10 47:40 41
9 Arsenal 28 9 13 6 40:36 40
10 Burnley 29 11 6 12 34:40 39
11 Crystal Palace 29 10 9 10 26:32 39
12 Everton 29 10 7 12 37:46 37
13 Newcastle 29 9 8 12 25:41 35
14 Southampton 29 10 4 15 35:52 34
15 Brighton 29 6 11 12 32:40 29
16 West Ham 29 7 6 16 35:50 27
17 Watford 29 6 9 14 27:44 27
18 Bournemouth 29 7 6 16 29:47 27
19 Aston Villa 28 7 4 17 34:56 25
20 Norwich 29 5 6 18 25:52 21
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 15 15 0 0 40:12 45
2 Leicester 15 9 3 3 30:15 30
3 Manchester City 13 9 2 2 33:12 29
4 Manchester United 15 8 5 2 29:12 29
5 Tottenham 14 8 2 4 27:15 26
6 Arsenal 15 7 5 3 26:20 26
7 Everton 14 7 4 3 19:15 25
8 Chelsea 15 7 3 5 22:15 24
9 Sheffield United 15 7 3 5 17:13 24
10 Burnley 15 7 2 6 20:19 23
11 Wolverhampton 15 5 7 3 21:17 22
12 Crystal Palace 15 6 4 5 12:13 22
13 Newcastle 14 5 6 3 12:12 21
14 Brighton 14 4 6 4 17:15 18
15 Watford 14 4 5 5 16:17 17
16 Bournemouth 14 4 5 5 17:21 17
17 Aston Villa 13 5 2 6 18:24 17
18 West Ham 14 4 3 7 23:26 15
19 Norwich 14 4 3 7 19:26 15
20 Southampton 15 4 2 9 16:31 14

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