Aston Villa vs Manchester City
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
The reigning domestic-treble-holders in England will be just too much to handle for the relegation-threatened Aston Villa, this Sunday.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, City recorded a 1-6 win. The game was at Villa’s home, and it had taken place just a month back.
- The Citizens are on a four-match winning run.
- 15 of the prior 17 wins had gone to Manchester City.
- The combined scoreline for the past four meetings is 17-1, in favor of Pep Guardiola’s men.
- It’s been seven years since Aston Villa had won against this opponent.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Match Preview
Aston Villa had been pitted against Leicester in the semi finals. In the two-legged affair, the Foxes were first held to a 1-1 draw at their home, and later, Aston Villa recorded a 2-1 win in the return leg.
The win over Leicester showed just how much effort Aston Villa were willing to put in, in hopes of a trophy. This attitude will surely be helpful for them in days to come, but against the Citizens, it just might be a pipe dream.
Meanwhile, City were drawn against arch-rivals Manchester United in the previous round. The first leg at Old Trafford ended in a 1-3 win for Pep Guardiola’s men, while the next leg ended in a 0-1 victory for the Red Devils.
However, on basis of aggregate score, Manchester City booked their place in the final.
Despite going through an ordeal in the league (due to Liverpool’s menacing run) Guardiola and his boys were just pitch-perfect in their pursuit of the Carabao Cup.
As of now, they are just one win away from securing a trophy for this season, and with the league crown almost out of their hands, City will make do with any glory they can.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City are miles ahead in terms of quality, experience, form, and confidence coming into this game. Also, they had just showed their caliber with a win at the Santiago Bernabeu, the last match-day.
On the other hand, Aston Villa are battling relegation in the EPL, and they are in no condition to take on the defending PL champions. Keep note that Aston Villa are on a three-match losing run, and were winless in seven of their last nine games, while City are on a three-game winning streak, and were unbeaten in 12 of their preceding 15 fixtures.
Going on, the Citizens had defeated Aston 1-6 at the latter’s home, just a month back, and had recorded 15 of the previous 17 h2h wins. Moreover, the combined scoreline for the past four h2h meetings is 17-1, in favor of Pep’s men.
Analysis of all these facts lead us to the conclusion that Manchester City are about to deliver a massive win this weekend.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City to Score in Both Halves @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.50 (1/2).