Aston Villa v Manchester City Match Preview & Best Odds

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Aston Villa v Manchester City Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 8.15pm UK Time, Wednesday 6th December 2023

 

After fourteen rounds of Premier League fixtures, only a single point and one position separates Manchester City from their midweek opponents Aston Villa in the league table and we envisage a close-run encounter when the two sides lock horns at Villa Park on Wednesday evening.

Aston Villa were forced to share the spoils in a 2-2 draw with AFC Bournemouth on the south coast last weekend, this putting to an end the Villans’ four-game winning run across competitions. The West Midlands side still occupy one of the four Champions League positions but defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday evening could send them down to sixth position if Spurs and Newcastle United both win the following evening.

Spirits in the Aston Villa camp are unsurprisingly high right now but to be fair, their record against Pep Guardiola’s men leaves much to be desired. In each of their last thirteen meetings with Man City, Villa have failed to win a single won and we don’t really fancy their chances on Wednesday evening.

Manchester City have failed to win any of their last three Premier League games, the first time since 2017 that they have strung together a three-match winless run in the top-flight. They took the lead against Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, only to let these leads slip and claim only a single point on each occasion. Defensive frailties have been somewhat costly for the Citizens with a mere five clean sheets kept in twenty-one competitive outings this season and the midweek trip to Aston Villa could be one of their most testing games of the domestic campaign.

No top-flight sides have found the net more times this season than Aston Villa (33) and Man City (36), therefore the chances are that this will be a relatively high-scoring affair. Nevertheless, while City have been experiencing a drop in form of late, we fancy them to edge past a Villa side against whom they enjoy a very strong head-to-head record.

 

Back Man City to win and both teams to score at best odds of 2/1