Manchester City vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens have returned to their earlier form. After a slow start to their season, the team once again looks as if they are ready to transform themselves into juggernauts. They are currently placed second in the table, and that too despite having a game in hand.
Note that they also are trailing by just two points behind toppers Manchester United, and importantly, defending champions Liverpool are now placed fourth. Jurgen Klopp’s men have not even scored a goal in their last three league match-ups.
This certainly is the time for Pep Guardiola’s men to move in for the kill. They are in terrifying form, while their competitors for the title are either in bad form, or have tough fixtures coming up.
Meanwhile, the Lions are going through a struggling stretch at the moment, and they have been demoted to the tenth position in the table. They have been conceding in plenty lately, and more importantly, they have an inferior h2h record against this rival.
Considering these observations, expect Manchester City to post a convincing win this Wednesday.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Pep’s men are on a five-game winning run.
- They have scored a total of 19 goals from the former five encounters.
- They have recorded 25 of the preceding 29 overall wins.
- The hosts have won 16 of the former 18 clashes at this stadium.
- The combined scorecard for the past ten meetings at this venue is 35-10, in favor of the home team.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Prediction
Guardiola’s men recorded a 4-0 win the last match-day at home against Crystal Palace. In the meantime, Dean Smith’s men lost 2-1 on the road the past game week, against Manchester United.
Going on, the Citizens are on an eight-game winning run, and they were unbeaten in 24 of their preceding 25 fixtures.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in six of their previous nine overall match-ups, and they had lost 16 of the past 18 h2h encounters at this venue.
Moreover, Pep’s men have scored in huge numbers all through these match-ups, and they have been displaying terrifying offense in recent clashes as well.
By the looks of things, expect a Manchester City win this Wednesday, and that too in style.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
Manchester City to Win & Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 1.5 First Half Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).