Manchester City vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Liverpool has finally dropped some points in the league, and this seems the best opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s men to make up some of the deficit. With the roaring support of the fans at the Etihad, coupled with their magnificent win of 5-1 over Atalanta in the Champions League, the Citizens should come through unscathed this Saturday against the Villans.
It helps that the visitors are a new addition to the competition, and are certainly not equipped right now to take on the defending champions.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- City won five of the former six games.
- The combined scoreline for the previous two clashes is 8-0, in favor of the title-holders.
- Seven of the former nine encounters resulted in Dean Smith’s men failing to find the back of the net.
- The preceding nine league meetings at this venue ended in home wins.
- The hosts have racked up a total of 32 goals from their last nine fixtures at this stadium.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Prediction
Easily the Blue Manchester side could be called as the overall best in England for the last three years or so. While Liverpool has raised its bar recently, the mantle still belongs to Pep’s men.
This season, the Reds are determined to take the title off the back-to-back champions, and so far have gone unbeaten. However, the last day they were held at the Old Trafford and had their lead reduced by two.
Citizens will be desperate to build on this and reduce the distance further. They surely do have the home advantage, where they have remained unbeaten in 21 of their preceding 22 games, and won an impressive 20 of these as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in six of their last eleven fixtures and had lost three of their prior six match-ups on the road as well.
Importantly, David Silva and his boys have been in menacing form against these opponents in h2h clashes over the course of the last many years. Especially in league encounters at the Etihad, the defending PL champions have been simply on another level.
As such, count on a dominating performance by the hosts this weekend.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.44 (4/9)
Manchester City -2 Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).