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
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
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Aston Villa vs Manchester City – recent form and head to head statistics
Everton FC vs Aston Villa - 0:1
Aston Villa vs Manchester United - 2:2
Manchester United vs Aston Villa - 1:0
Brentford FC vs Aston Villa - 2:1
Aston Villa vs Chelsea FC - 1:3
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Southampton FC vs Manchester City - 1:1
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 1:0
Swindon Town vs Manchester City - 1:4
Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
Brentford FC vs Manchester City - 0:1
|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|
|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||Manchester City|
|79||Shots on goal||147|
|73||Shots off goal||123|
|45%||Average ball possession||67%|
|2||Shots on post||3|
|22||Goals by foot||45|
|4||Goals by head||8|
|0||Shots on bar||1|
|Aston Villa||Manchester City|
|0.81||Average Goals Scored||1.98|
|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
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?
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
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
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 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:
|5||West Ham United||23||11||4||8||41||31||10||37|
|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||22||6||12||4||23||23||0||30|
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Aston Villa vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds FAQs
When does Aston Villa vs Manchester City kick off?
20:15 (UK), Wednesday 1 December 2021.
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Aston Villa 1-3 Manchester City.