Aston Villa vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
The Citizens are at the top of the table with an eight-point lead, and are front-runners to run away with the title, especially with just six match-days remaining.
However, arch-rivals Red Devils are chasing them furiously. As of now, United are trailing by eight points. But they have been on a terrifying run of wins, and have been scoring goals at an impressive rate.
On top of that, Pep Guardiola’s men also have the added responsibility of the UCL semis coming up, that too against PSG.
They just cannot afford to slack now. To avoid any mishaps towards the end of the campaign, it’s better that they secure some league wins in the coming days.
This Wednesday, they are pitted against the struggling Lions, who are also experiencing some major woes with their defense. In addition, they also have a poor h2h record against the Citizens.
By the looks of things, expect Manchester City to post the three points on the board this Wednesday.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse encounter had ended in a 2-0 win for Guardiola’s men.
- They are on a six-fixture winning streak.
- They had won 16 of the preceding 20 clashes.
- It’s been eight years since the hosts have won at this venue.
- The guests have a combined scorecard of 2-12 from the last three meeting at this ground.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Prediction
Dean Smith’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Liverpool. In the meantime, Pep’s men lost 1-2 at home against Leeds.
Going on, the Citizens had won 28 of their previous 31 fixtures, and they were also unbeaten in 44 of their former 48 overall match-ups. Note that they had also won 16 of their past 17 road trips, and they had scored two or more goals in 14 of their former 16 such games.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their last nine fixtures, and they have won just four times at home since the first week of October.
In addition, Guardiola’s men also have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years, and have scored in huge numbers during the while.
For the reasons, expect Manchester City to deliver a compelling win this Wednesday.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Manchester City to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).