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Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides betting tips information for Aston Villa vs Man City in Premier League on Wednesday 1 December 2021.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds
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Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips

This article covers Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Aston Villa 8/1

Draw 17/4

Manchester City 1/3

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Match details

Match: Aston Villa vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021

Kick-off time: 8:15 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Villa Park

Betting prediction: Aston Villa 1-3 Manchester City

Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Bernardo Silva of Manchester City battles for possession with Dan Burn of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at Amex on October 23, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Recommended bets

Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals is 10/11.

Manchester City to win and both teams to score is 15/8.

Gabriel Jesus is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 13/10 to net in 90 minutes.

Bernardo Silva is 8/1 to score first and 9/4 to net anytime.

Aston Villa vs Manchester City: What are the betting odds?

Aston Villa vs Manchester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Aston Villa vs Manchester City form
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Everton FC vs Aston Villa - 0:1
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Aston Villa vs Manchester United - 2:2
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Manchester United vs Aston Villa - 1:0
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Brentford FC vs Aston Villa - 2:1
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Aston Villa vs Chelsea FC - 1:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Southampton FC vs Manchester City - 1:1
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Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 1:0
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Swindon Town vs Manchester City - 1:4
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
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Brentford FC vs Manchester City - 0:1
Last 5 games for Aston Villa
January 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Everton FC 0  - 1 Aston Villa
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 2  - 2 Manchester United
January 10, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Manchester United 1  - 0 Aston Villa
January 2, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 2  - 1 Aston Villa
December 28, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Leeds United 0  - 0 Aston Villa
Last 5 games for Manchester City
January 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Southampton FC 1  - 1 Manchester City
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 1  - 0 Chelsea FC
January 7, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Swindon Town 1  - 4 Manchester City
January 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 1  - 2 Manchester City
December 29, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 0  - 1 Manchester City
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Premier League 21/22 form
Aston Villa Manchester City
21 Matches played 23
8 Matches won 18
194 Goal attempts 376
79 Shots on goal 147
73 Shots off goal 123
102 Corner kicks 198
45% Average ball possession 67%
42 Shots blocked 106
46 Cards given 31
311 Free kicks 245
28 Offsides 44
2 Shots on post 3
22 Goals by foot 45
4 Goals by head 8
28 Goals scored 55
32 Goals conceded 14
0 Shots on bar 1
Aston Villa vs Manchester City statistics for most recent head to head matches
Aston Villa Manchester City
47 Matches 47
24 Home Matches 23
23 Away Matches 24
38 Total Goals 93
0.81 Average Goals Scored 1.98
7 Wins 31
31 Losses 7
9 Draws 9
Last 5 games & match results between Aston Villa and Manchester City
December 1, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 1  - 2 Manchester City
April 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa 1  - 2 Manchester City
January 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City 2  - 0 Aston Villa
March 1, 2020 EFL Cup 19/20 Aston Villa 1  - 2 Manchester City
January 12, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa 1  - 6 Manchester City

Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Match preview

Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Steven Gerrard celebrates after Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa scores their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park on November 20, 2021 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard’s perfect start to life at Aston Villa continues.

On Saturday, the Villans beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park, their first away Premier League victory since 25 September at Old Trafford.

Matt Targett was on target in the first 15 minutes, steadying himself before firing home after a corner had been poorly defended.

John McGinn then sealed the win and sparked joyous celebrations in the away end with a magnificent curling clincher.

Palace did get one back in the 95th minute but it came too late to set up a grand-stand finish.

This means Gerrard has now won both matches in charge of Aston Villa, seeing off Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 a week earlier.

When he left Glasgow, Villa were 16th but, in the space of a week, they’ve already climbed to 13th.

Those fears of relegation that were just starting to emerge towards the end of Dean Smith’s tenure have quickly been alleviated.

Now, they’re looking to win three successive Premier League games for the first time since starting last season with four wins out of four.

It certainly won’t be easy though as Villa have lost their last seven meetings with Manchester City, including the 2020 Carabao Cup Final.

In fact, their last 23 meetings in all competitions have produced 18 Man City victories, two draws and just three wins for Villa.

Can Gerrard’s team break the hoodoo and ensure he starts with three victories out of three?

Will Manchester City be too strong at Villa Park?

Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Manchester United’s Fred (left) and Manchester City’s Rodri (right) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday November 6, 2021. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

Manchester City meanwhile are closing in on top spot.

On Sunday afternoon, in the midst of a snowstorm, the Citizens beat fourth-placed West Ham 2-1 at the Etihad.

İlkay Gündoğan and Fernandinho got the goals before the Hammers pulled one back with the last kick of the game.

It was the Brazilian’s first goal since a thunderbolt in the Carabao Cup semi-finals at Old Trafford in January.

This means Pep Guardiola’s side have won three league games on the bounce, also beating Manchester United and Everton in November.

Overall, the champions have won five of their last six outings, only suffering that shock 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in this period.

Also, last midweek, they secured top spot in Champions League Group A, coming from behind to beat group runners-up Paris Saint-Germain 2-1.

So, as they always seem to do, Manchester City are clicking into gear just in time for the hectic festive fixture schedule.

In the table, Man City are still one point above Liverpool but now just one behind Chelsea.

All three title contenders are in action away from home this Wednesday evening so it could be all change.

Will the champions make it four successive wins and, potentially, end the night top of the tree?


Aston Villa team news vs Manchester City

Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Leon Bailey, Tyrone Mings and teammates after his corner-kick led to their team’s second goal, during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on September 18, 2021 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

For both games in charge, so far, Gerrard has deployed a 4-3-3 akin to the system he used with success at Rangers.

This’ll be the case again here although, based on the calibre of opposition, it may be a tad more defensive.

Emi Martínez has now made 50 appearances for the club since joining from Arsenal, keeping 19 clean sheets.

In defence, no Villa players are suspended but new Polish international right-back Matty Cash is one booking away from a ban.

The same applies for key contributors Tyrone Mings and John McGinn.

McGinn scored after just 20 seconds when Manchester City visited Villa Park in April but the visitors still managed to win 2-1.

The Scotsman is likely to start again in an unchanged midfielder alongside Marvelous Nakamba and Jacob Ramsey.

This would mean Douglas Luiz, against a club he was with four two years but never played for, will be on the bench.

Further forward, Emi Buendía was also left in reserve at Selhurst Park and that could be the case head with Ashley Young and Leon Bailey out-wide.

In attack, Danny Ings sat out the Palace win due to slight injury so Ollie Watkins could lead the line again.

Will Aston Villa defeat the champions?

Manchester City team news vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City holds off Presnel Kimpembe of Paris Saint-Germain during the UEFA Champions League group match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City at Parc des Princes on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola, unusually, does not have a plethora of options to choose from across the pitch.

So, his goalkeeper and defence have rarely changed this season.

Ederson has missed just one Premier or Champions League game so far and that was due to international commitments.

In defence, John Stones had started three of the last four Premier League games but Aymeric Laporte returned alongside Rúben Dias on Sunday.

João Cancelo has been outstanding at left-back this season but must be wary as he’s one yellow card away from a ban.

In midfield, Rodri, İlkay Gündoğan and Bernardo Silva appear to be the first-choice trio, the latter having scored four times in the league so far.

These three will start once more with Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne and Ferran Torres all currently sidelined.

Jack Grealish is the fourth key attacking player absent so he’ll miss out on the chance to play at Villa Park as a visiting player for the first time.

So, short of options, Riyāḍ Maḥrez and Raheem Sterling will continue to flank Gabriel Jesus.

Cole Palmer started as the false nine in the Everton win while fellow 19 year old James McAtee also made his debut off the bench in that match.

Will Manchester City’s winning run continue?


Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Aston Villa

Highlights of Crystal Palace 1-2 Aston Villa

Highlights of Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United

Highlights of Aston Villa 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Highlights of Manchester City 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Highlights of Manchester City 3-0 Everton

Highlights of Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City

Highlights of Manchester City 4-1 Club Brugge

Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 23 18 3 2 55 14 41 57
2 Liverpool FC 22 14 6 2 58 19 39 48
3 Chelsea FC 24 13 8 3 48 18 30 47
4 Manchester United 22 11 5 6 36 30 6 38
5 West Ham United 23 11 4 8 41 31 10 37
6 Arsenal FC 21 11 3 7 33 25 8 36
7 Tottenham Hotspur 20 11 3 6 26 24 2 36
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 10 4 7 19 16 3 34
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 22 6 12 4 23 23 0 30
10 Leicester City 20 7 5 8 34 37 -3 26
11 Aston Villa 21 8 2 11 28 32 -4 26
12 Southampton FC 22 5 10 7 26 34 -8 25
13 Crystal Palace 22 5 9 8 31 34 -3 24
14 Brentford FC 23 6 5 12 26 38 -12 23
15 Leeds United 21 5 7 9 24 40 -16 22
16 Everton FC 20 5 4 11 24 35 -11 19
17 Norwich City 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32 16
18 Newcastle United 21 2 9 10 21 43 -22 15
19 Watford FC 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17 14
20 Burnley FC 18 1 9 8 16 27 -11 12
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20:15 (UK), Wednesday 1 December 2021.

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Aston Villa 1-3 Manchester City.

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