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

Manchester City will be looking to move to the top of the Premier League on Wednesday after they secured an 8th successive win in all competitions. They host an Aston Villa side who return to action for the first time since New Year's Day following a Covid outbreak in the camp.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Oleksandr Zinchencko of Manchester City celebrates with Fernandinho of Manchester City after Fernandinho scores his sides 2nd goal during the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on January 06, 2021 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)
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Manchester City vs Aston Villa betting tips

This article covers Manchester City vs Aston Villa betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Manchester City vs Aston Villa betting preview.

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

Manchester City vs Aston Villa: Match details

Match: Manchester City vs Aston Villa

Competition: Premier League

Date: January 20, 2021

Kick-off time: 6:00 pm, January 20, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Etihad Stadium

Betting prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa

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Manchester City have firmly placed themselves back in contention for the title following five successive wins in the Premier League.

City have now won nine of their last seven league matches, and they’ve conceded just two goals to sit second in the table.

Aston Villa return to action for the first time since New Year’s Day following a Covid outbreak in their camp.

Dean Smith will be hoping his side can pick up from where they left off as they sit just eight points off the top four with three games in hand over most sides.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Kyle Walker of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane on October 31, 2020 in Sheffield, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 31: Kyle Walker of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane on October 31, 2020 in Sheffield, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Manchester City vs Aston Villa: Recommended bets

Raheem Sterling to score first. The forward returned to the scoresheet on Sunday to net his fifth league goal of the season.

Sterling will be hoping to have a more influential impact for City ahead of the second half of the season.

The 26-year-old will be eager to add to his tally in a tricky game against Villa.

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

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on August 25, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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

Manchester City FC vs Aston Villa FC form
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Manchester City FC vs Leeds United - 1:2
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Manchester City FC vs Borussia Dortmund - 2:1
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Leicester City FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:2
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Everton FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:2
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Manchester City FC vs Borussia Monchengladbach - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Liverpool FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:1
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Aston Villa FC vs Fulham FC - 3:1
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Aston Villa FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FC - 0:2
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Newcastle United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 1:1
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Aston Villa FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - 0:0
Last 5 games for Manchester City FC
April 10, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 1 - 2 Leeds United
April 6, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Manchester City FC 2 - 1 Borussia Dortmund
April 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
March 20, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Everton FC 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
March 16, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Manchester City FC 2 - 0 Borussia Monchengladbach
Last 5 games for Aston Villa FC
April 10, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
April 4, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 3 - 1 Fulham FC
March 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur FC
March 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC
March 6, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Manchester City FC vs Aston Villa FC Premier League 20/21 form
Manchester City FC Aston Villa FC
32 Matches played 30
23 Matches won 13
493 Goal attempts 382
184 Shots on goal 147
161 Shots off goal 131
209 Corner kicks 167
66% Average ball possession 48%
148 Shots blocked 104
36 Cards given 56
377 Free kicks 500
51 Offsides 60
3 Shots on post 5
6 Shots on bar 7
59 Goals by foot 34
7 Goals by head 7
67 Goals scored 43
23 Goals conceded 33
Manchester City FC vs Aston Villa FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester City FC Aston Villa FC
45 Matches 45
23 Home Matches 22
22 Away Matches 23
89 Total Goals 36
1.98 Average Goals Scored 0.8
29 Wins 7
7 Losses 29
9 Draws 9
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester City FC and Aston Villa FC
January 20, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 2 - 0 Aston Villa FC
March 1, 2020 EFL Cup 19/20 Aston Villa FC 1 - 2 Manchester City FC
January 12, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa FC 1 - 6 Manchester City FC
October 26, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Manchester City FC 3 - 0 Aston Villa FC
March 5, 2016 Premier League 15/16 Manchester City FC 4 - 0 Aston Villa FC


Manchester City vs Aston Villa: Match preview

Manchester City have the opportunity to move into first place in the Premier League with a win on Wednesday.

Following a run five successive wins, City are just two points behind rivals Manchester United.

Pep Guardiola’s side are once again starting to look like a daunting team to overcome.

City have conceded just twice in their last nine matches whilst scoring 19 goals.

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

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Villa back in action after almost three-week wait

After almost three weeks, Aston Villa are set to return to Premier League action.

The Midlands club have been forced to postpone fixtures due to a Covid outbreak at the club.

Their last game was on New Year’s Day in which they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Man United.

However, Villa have otherwise been enjoying a successful campaign with a European spot in sight.

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

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 28: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on December 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)


Manchester City team news vs Aston Villa

Aymeric Laporte and Eric Garcia are both in contention to return on Wednesday.

Sergio Aguero could also return after being in self-isolation but is a major doubt.

Nathan Ake remains sidelined with a muscular injury.

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

Manchester City’s French defender Aymeric Laporte leaves the pitch after resulting injured during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 26, 2020. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Aston Villa team news vs Manchester City

Ross Barkley is closing in on a return from injury and could feature at the Etihad.

Wesley Moraes and Trézéguet both remain unavailable for the clash.

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

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Ross Barkley of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on October 23, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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