Aston Villa vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 12 January 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Manchester City have just been too hot to handle as of late. With Aston Villa hit by an injury crisis as well, the hosts will have to expect nothing but the worst when they welcome the visitors on Sunday.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Match Preview
Aston Villa have been testing their mettle on the road for the past four weeks. Disappointingly though, they have come away with the win just once in their past four games in all competitions, the most recent of which was a 1-1 draw against Leicester in the EFL Trophy.
The hosts have not been faring well in the Premier League, in all honesty, and have been alternating between wins and defeats in their past four. With no more than twenty-one points in the bag, the home side are currently just one-point shy of falling into the relegation zone.
On the other hand, Manchester City are back on the winning track and will be making the trip to Villa Park on the back of a four-match winning streak. Impressively, Pep Guardiola’s men have stumbled in just one of their last five fixtures in the top flight, garnering twelve points from a possible fifteen.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Manchester City record a 3-0 win.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just one of their past five meetings.
- All but one of their previous five encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A stalemate has occurred just once in their last ten matchups.
- Manchester City have registered the win in eight of their previous ten games. (W-8, D-1, L-1)
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Prediction
The Villans are one among the top four away sides in the cluster with six wins from their past nine outings. Also, the hosts have not secured the bragging rights in any of their previous three meetings with this foe here.
Taking into account that Villa have also been at the losing end in two of their last three PL games at home, count on Manchester City to breeze past them with the win this weekend.
Additionally, the visitors have been scoring goals at will, both at home and on the road. They have racked up twenty-seven goals to their tally in their outings this season. Which is the joint-most by a side away from home.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa have conceded seven times from their past three games here alone. Given that half of their last four h2h meetings at this stadium have also witnessed over 3.5 goals on the final scorecards, count on goals to be in abundance by all means in this one.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Betting tips
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 3.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).