Premier League football comes from Villa Park on Wednesday when league leaders Man City, who were involved in cup action at the weekend, play catch up against Aston Villa. This tie is scheduled for a 20:15 start and will be played out live on television to a global audience. The visitors are aiming to take a step closer to the title.
Villa pushing for the top-10
Aston Villa starts the week down in 11th place following an uninspiring run of form this year. The hosts have won 13, drawn five and lost 12 games so far, collecting 44 points. They remain in the hunt for a top-10 finish this season and can boost their chances with a home win. Villa hopes to rise to ninth with a victory which is one spot higher than Arsenal. It has already been a successful season for Aston Villa.
Despite their position, the home team has managed to win only one of their five most recent league games. Their last five results consist of two draws and a pair of defeats, including a narrow 2-1 loss away to Liverpool at Anfield last time. The chance of finishing in the top-10 should be enough to hold the players’ confidence.
Man City look home and hosed
Man City are top of the tree and will stay there, wrestling the title back from Liverpool, who won it last season and denied City three in a row. Pep Guardiola’s men 23 wins and five draws against four defeats and will end as deserving and convincing league champions. They are already eight points clear of Man Utd in second with time running out.
Despite winning three games on the bounce recently, we did see Man City suffer back-to-back domestic defeats. They were stunned by Leeds United, who struck late to win 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium and was beaten 1-0 by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final in London at the weekend. Fans want to see the team bounce back.
Aston Villa vs Man City prediction
Villa knows they are in for a tough night’s work here but will take heart from that win for Leeds over Man City. If the Villans can remain tight in defence, they will have a chance of causing an upset against an opponent with their eyes on the Champions League. Man City aim to fight back from the weekend disappointment, and fans will view this as a perfect opportunity to do just that.
Premier League odds
Aston Villa is 8.8 to win with Man City 1.365 and the draw 4.82.
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