This Sunday sees Villa host Manchester City at possibly the worst time for the villains who are languishing towards the bottom of the table.
Villa have had numerous injury setbacks but most notably of late with both their keeper Tom Heaton and Striker Wesley both being ruled out for the season after picking up injuries during the same match.
Manchester City also come here not quite as comfortable as they may of been last season, with Liverpool streaking ahead and City not even in second, the titel holders have a point to prove here.
Villa at times have been woeful and if this is more of the same here then Man City will definitely capitalize on any lackluster displays.
Grealish is the key man for Villa having created most of their chances this season whilst De Bruyne has been pivotal in many assists for Manchester City and has at times put on a real show.
So how can the game pan ou, let’s take a look at the predicted line ups, to begin with.
Predicted Man City Starting line up: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Rodri, Stones, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez.
Predicted Aston Villa starting line up: Nyland; Guilbert, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Targett; Trezeguet, Nakamba, Luiz, Grealish; El Ghazi
Ederson is likely to come back after serving his 3 game ban for the red card he received against Wolverhampton Wanderers and will be a welcome addition here.
Villas backline is very much a worry for me Mings does not look the best and Hause and Targett are average at best, Trezeguet doesn’t fill me with any confidence going forward either and I really think Villa will struggle today.
Aston Villa Vs Manchester City Match Predictions And Free Tips
I can see Man City going ahead very swiftly after kick-off and possibly going in at half time with a comfortable 2-0 lead, the second half is where it could become a bit embarrassing for Villa as even on the bench City have pure quality as always.
De Bruyne will get an assist, Sterling could make a mockery of that shaky backline as well as Aguero and Mahrez who will possibly get a goal each I feel.
So to summarize my best bets for this game would be as follows.
- Man City to win and over 3.5 goals in the match
- Aguero and Mahrez to score at any time
- A penalty to be scored during the game
You can bet VAR will create havoc as well at some point and Man City seem to me to try to use VAR in their favour by playing for penalties and handball, maybe its just a conspiracy theory but we will see if I am right later on.
I can only see bad things in this game for Villa and it may pay to take my advice with the free football tips above.
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