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Prediction: Manchester City vs Aston Villa

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 24 Oct 2019

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Prediction: Manchester City to win

Best Odds: 1/12

Bookmaker: bet365

The Premier League is back for another weekend of high quality action up and down the country as we gear up for what is bound to be a busy end to the autumn – with the hectic winter spell being right around the corner. The game we’re going to be looking at today is Manchester City vs Aston Villa, in a game that will mean different things to both sides. City managed to beat Crystal Palace and Villa defeated Brighton, but they aren’t exactly close in the table right now.

Manchester City

Manchester City are widely perceived to be one of the best football clubs in the game, and with each and every passing day, it’s getting harder and harder to argue with that. Their dominance in English football over the last few years have been well documented, and while they haven’t quite been able to crack Europe just yet, Pep is going to do everything within his power to ensure that City can maintain their spot at the top of the mountain for yet another year by the time May rolls around.

Team News

Rodri is ruled out through a hamstring injury, whereas Zinchenko is also out courtesy of knee issue. Both Silvas are set to feature in some capacity after missing out during the week.

Aston Villa

Dean Smith’s men have had a steady start to life back in the big time, with many fans already looking ahead to the point where they can call themselves European contenders once again. Alas, they need to walk before they can run, and a game of this magnitude is exactly what they need to really test themselves. They’ve got a fresh, young squad that is ready to do some really important things for the club, and now it’s all about piecing it together.

Team News

Jota is out of action after having surgery on a hernia, with Trezeguet being tipped to replace El Ghazi in the starting XI.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in March 2016, Manchester City beat Aston Villa 4-0.
  • Man City have won five and lost one of their last six games.
  • Aston Villa have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six games.
  • Man City have scored 15 goals and conceded four in their last six games.
  • Aston Villa have scored 14 goals and conceded eight in their last six games.

Conclusion

Villa know how to stay in the hunt in just about any game they face, but City are a different animal. They’ll be determined to go on a strong run now in order to get some momentum back in the title race, and they’re more than good enough to see off the challenge of the Midlanders. We can see Villa setting up in a more attacking stance given the success Wolves were able to have, but that will play right into the hands of City and their ruthless attacking prowess.

Prediction: Manchester City to win

Best Odds: 1/12

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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