Aston Villa vs Manchester City
Sunday 12th January 2020
FA Premier League – Villa Park
Live on Sky Sports Football – Kick-off – 16:30 GMT.
Aston Villa return to Villa Park on Sunday afternoon as they host Manchester City in the Premier League.
Both sides will be keen to return to Premier League action following their recent exploits in the domestic cup competitions. Both sides picked up promising midweek results in the Carabao Cup, Villa drew 1-1 away to Leicester, meanwhile Manchester City cruised to a 3-1 win over neighbours Manchester United.
Villa currently sit 17th in the league and are only one point above the relegation zone. Dean Smith’s sides form of late has been inconsistent and have lost five of their last eight Premier League matches. Villa were 2-1 winners in their last Premier League outing over Burnley.
Their win came at a cost however following the injuries sustained to striker Wesley, and Goalkeeper Tom Heaton. Both have since been ruled out for the remainder of the season, which has prompted Villa to consider dipping into the January transfer market for replacements.
Manchester City on the other hand will be keen to close the gap between Liverpool and Leicester at the top of the top of the Premier League. City are currently fourteen points behind Liverpool who sit top of the pile. Last seasons Champions have won their last two Premier League matches and will be keen to avoid any more slip-ups to keep their title aspirations alive.
Manchester City were comfortable 3-0 winners in the last meeting between the two sides in October. Aston Villa are without a win in their last seven meetings against Manchester City, with their last coming in September 2013. City on the hand have won six of the last seven and boast the far superior record between the two.
The referee for this fixture is Jonathan Moss. The 49-year old has taken charge of fourteen Premier League matches this season and has awarded fifty-five yellow cards, and two red cards. This considered I would recommend a minimum of 30+ booking points for this fixture.
Moss has taken charge of both sides twice this season. He oversaw Villa’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal where he awarded seven yellow cards, and their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool where three yellow cards were awarded. He was also the man in the middle for City’s 4-0 win over Brighton where two yellow cards were awarded, and their 4-1 win at Burnley where he issued two yellows again.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event with kick off at 16:30 GMT.
Prediction: Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester City
Suggested Tips – Aston Villa vs Manchester City – (BET 365)
- Correct Score – Manchester City 3-0 – (link no longer available).
- Anytime Goalscorer – Riyad Mahrez – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Aston Villa vs Manchester City – (SKYBET)
- Correct Score Group Betting – Manchester City – 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 – 3/1.
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