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

This article provides betting tips information for Man City vs Aston Villa in Premier League on Sunday 22 May 2022.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds
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Buendia, Emiliano
Young, Ashley
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Nakamba, Marvelous
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Ramsey, Jacob
Ings, Danny
Gundogan, Ilkay
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Rodri
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Gundogan, Ilkay
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Coutinho, Philippe
Nakamba, Marvelous
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Coutinho, Philippe
Silva, Bernardo
Gundogan, Ilkay
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Mahrez, Riyad
Sterling, Raheem
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Mings, Tyrone
Fernandinho
Zinchenko, Oleksandr
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Cash, Matty

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Manchester City have won all five final day fixtures under Pep Guardiola. The Citizens are unbeaten in 12 meetings with Aston Villa, winning 11 of these, scoring 34 goals in those victories. Having beaten Chelsea 2-1 a year ago, the Villans are looking to win back-to-back final day matches for the first time in 24 years. 

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Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/7.

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

Jack Grealish is 5/1 to open the scoring and 6/5 to net against his boyhood club. 

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Match preview

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

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 23: Fernandinho lifts the Premier League Trophy with Benjamin Mendy, Riyāḍ Maḥrez, Ederson and Sergio Agüero following the Premier League match Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on May 23, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The title race has gone to the wire, but will Manchester City retain their Premier League crown?

The Citizens could, pretty much, have rubber stamped the trophy last weekend, but slipped up at the London Stadium.

In that one, Man City actually found themselves 2-0 down against West Ham, fighting back thanks to a lovely strike from Jack Grealish and then an own goal.

They were then presented with the golden chance to win it, awarded a penalty with just four minutes remaining.

Riyāḍ Maḥrez shouldered the responsibility, but his tame effort was parried away by Łukasz Fabiański.

So, 2-2 it finished in East London, but Manchester City’s fate very much remains in their own hands.

Given that they still have a point advantage over Liverpool, a win will secure Man City’s eighth top-flight title, six of which have been in the last decade.

If the Etihad does witness yet another trophy presentation, it would be Pep Guardiola’s fourth English top-flight title.

This would be a new record for an overseas manager, with only Sir Alex Ferguson, George Ramsay, Bob Paisley, Tom Watson, Matt Busby and Herbert Chapman boasting more.

Aston Villa though, and their boss Steven Gerrard, would love to spoil the party.

The Villans are seven-times champions of England, level with their hosts for now, but currently find themselves in the no man’s land that is mid-table.

On Thursday night, they drew 1-1 with Burnley at Villa Park, thanks to Emi Buendía’s equaliser mere moments after the break.

This though means the Claret and Blue Army have won just two of their last ten outings, only beating Norwich and Burnley since 10 March.

Aston Villa haven’t won at Man City since 2007 but, if you’re of a Liverpool persuasion, just a draw will do, masterminded by your club legend.

Will it be a day of celebration for Manchester City?

Manchester City team news

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

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Jack Grealish of Manchester City runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on October 23, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

With Kyle Walker, John Stones and Rúben Dias out injured, defence is where Manchester City have concerns.

If none of this trio are fit, Nathan Aké will surely come in, alongside Aymeric Laporte, with 37 year old Fernandinho making way.

Phil Foden will be looking to join Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Riyāḍ Maḥrez by reaching double figures for league goals this season.

All four of that quartet could start, although Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling might have something to say about that.

Grealish made 213 appearance for Villa but will be looking to win his first major honour against them.

Rodri will continue at the base of midfield, chosen over İlkay Gündoğan who could be on the move this season.

Aston Villa team news

Philippe Coutinho will likely start against Leeds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JANUARY 15: Philippe Coutinho of Aston Villa applauds the fans following the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on January 15, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard did name a strong side for Thursday’s draw with Burnley and will go all out to get a result in this one too.

Youngster Carney Chukwuemeka was given just his second Premier League start in that one, but is likely to be back on the bench here.

That’s because at least one of Philippe Coutinho or Danny Ings will come in, alongside Ollie Watkins with, perhaps, Emi Buendía missing out.

Coutinho scored a famous goal against Manchester City for Liverpool in 2014, one of five goals he’s managed against them in seven appearances.

At the back, with Ezri Konsa out due to a horrible injury, Calum Chambers will partner Tyrone Mings at the back.

Ashley Young was part of the Manchester United team denied a Premier League title by that Sergio Agüero goal a decade ago.

He’ll be a substitute here with Lucas Digne at left-back.

Manchester City vs Aston Villa form
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Manchester City vs Aston Villa - 3:2
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West Ham United vs Manchester City - 2:2
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City - 1:5
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Manchester City vs Newcastle United - 5:0
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Real Madrid vs Manchester City - 3:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester City vs Aston Villa - 3:2
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Aston Villa vs Burnley FC - 1:1
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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace - 1:1
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Aston Villa vs Liverpool FC - 1:2
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Burnley FC vs Aston Villa - 1:3
Last 5 games for Manchester City
May 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 3  - 2 Aston Villa
May 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 West Ham United 2  - 2 Manchester City
May 11, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1  - 5 Manchester City
May 8, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 5  - 0 Newcastle United
May 4, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Real Madrid 3  - 1 Manchester City
Last 5 games for Aston Villa
May 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 3  - 2 Aston Villa
May 19, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 1  - 1 Burnley FC
May 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 1  - 1 Crystal Palace
May 10, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 1  - 2 Liverpool FC
May 7, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Burnley FC 1  - 3 Aston Villa
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Premier League 21/22 form
Manchester City Aston Villa
38 Matches played 38
29 Matches won 13
631 Goal attempts 401
241 Shots on goal 161
216 Shots off goal 150
316 Corner kicks 196
69% Average ball possession 45%
174 Shots blocked 90
43 Cards given 82
424 Free kicks 548
66 Offsides 52
4 Shots on post 3
3 Shots on bar 2
82 Goals by foot 44
14 Goals by head 6
99 Goals scored 52
26 Goals conceded 54
Manchester City vs Aston Villa statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester City Aston Villa
48 Matches 48
24 Home Matches 24
24 Away Matches 24
96 Total Goals 40
2 Average Goals Scored 0.83
32 Wins 7
7 Losses 32
9 Draws 9
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester City and Aston Villa
May 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 3  - 2 Aston Villa
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

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Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Brentford FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Chelsea FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Fulham FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Southampton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Manchester City vs Aston Villa?

15:00, Sunday 22 May 2022