Aston Villa vs Man City Preview & Prediction
When is Aston Villa vs Man City taking place? Aston Villa vs Man City will take place on Wednesday 1st December, 2021 at 20:15 (UK)
Where is Aston Villa vs Man City taking place? Aston Villa vs Man City will take place at Villa Park in Birmingham
Where can I get tickets for Aston Villa vs Man City? Ticket information for Aston Villa vs Man City can be found on each club’s official website
What TV channel is Aston Villa vs Man City on in the UK? Aston Villa vs Man City will be televised live on the Amazon Prime app on smart TVs
Where can I stream Aston Villa vs Man City in the UK? Aston Villa vs Man City can be streamed live on Amazon Prime
- Aston Villa made it six points from a possible six under new boss Steven Gerrard last time out after beating Crystal Palace 1-2 at Selhurst Park through goals from Matt Targett and John McGinn.
- Neither Bertrand Traore or Trezeguet will recover in time for the visit of Man City while Danny Ings has suffered a flare-up from a previous injury and is unavailable for selection.
- Man City made it nine Premier League wins this season this past Sunday after a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over West Ham and make the trip to Villa Park having beaten opponents Aston Villa in ten of their last 11 encounters in all competitions.
- Kevin De Bruyne has tested negative for COVID-19 but it seems unlikely he will feature here while Jack Grealish and Phil Foden could be involved in some capacity pending a doctor assessment, but Aymeric Laporte misses out through suspension.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Nakamba, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Young
UNAVAILABLE: Traore (Injured), Trezeguet (Injured), Ings (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
UNAVAILABLE: Laporte (Suspended), Delap (Injured), Torres (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: De Bruyne (Fitness), Foden (Injured) Grealish (Injured)
The biggest test of Steven Gerrard’s short Aston Villa managerial reign is upon him as Man City travel to the West Midlands in form and determined to hunt down top spot in the Premier League. There is no doubt that Aston Villa won’t surrender meekly to Pep Guardiola’s side and will at least put up a significant fight. However, with such a short turnaround in fixtures, strength-in-depth within the respective squads of these two sides will likely wind up a decisive factor and this vastly favours Man City. The expectation is that Aston Villa may run out of steam as this match goes on, with the visitors dominating possession throughout, eventually breaching the home backline and going onto secure a crucial three points.
Tip: MAN CITY TO WIN