Struggling The Villans are most likely in for a tough assignment, when going up against Manchester City this coming Wednesday at Villa Park. With a string of mediocre performances, at best, it would be astounding to see the former take any point here. Aston Villa lay claim to a ranking of 13th in the Premier League on 16 points after playing 13 matches. The difference to The Citizens is 13 points, which leaves the latter ranked as number 2 in the table from 13 rounds.
Going into the match as outsiders, The Villans will be highly motivated to keep their positive run going against Manchester City. A positive result at Villa Park certainly do not look beyond their powers.
Aston Villa go into their next Premier League match, averaging a humble 1.3 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 13 goals, while also conceding 17 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.7 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times.
The Citizens travel to their coming match this Wednesday, having performed a tolerable average of 1.7 goals in 10 matches. They scored a total of 17 goals, whilst shipping 6 goals against. An average of 0.6 goals against a game. They hung on to 6 clean sheets in this streak.
Stats and facts for Aston Villa and Manchester City.
- Aston Villa scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Aston Villa's last 5 of 7 matches;
- Aston Villa conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Both teams scored in Aston Villa's last 5 of 7 matches.
- Manchester City has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Manchester City unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Manchester City has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Manchester City has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away.
Current form — Aston Villa v. Manchester City
Aston Villa continue to look blunt
The Villans will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. Aston Villa look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Southampton, they were left empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Brighton in a 2-0 win. They followed that up with a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace in their most recent outing.
Manchester City continue to sparkle
Manchester City seems untouchable rigth now Manchester City have been in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last 3 matches on the bounce. Everton got left behind in a 3-0 win, before PSG got hammered in a 2-1 victory. West Ham was the most recent victim in a 2-1 win for Manchester City.
Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for The Villans here. Siding with The Citizens at odds 1.33 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying. Should this price be a tad on the low side for your preferred betting strategy, consider adding it to a nice accumulator?
Aston Villa v. Manchester City — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Manchester City came away as winners in a Premier League, back in abril 2021. At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: betting on Manchester City will get you odds 1.33, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with an 75% chance of beating Aston Villa. You can get a price of 9.00, should you wish to add Aston Villa to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Aston Villa head into their upcoming match against Manchester City with a 10% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 1-1-8 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 80%. The past 10 matches between Aston Villa and Manchester City have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 7 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Wednesday.
Current standings in the Premier League
Looking at the Premier League standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 13 points. Aston Villa cannot squeeze past Manchester City in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Manchester City, number 2 on 29 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Wednesday.
Top scorers markets
It is difficult to look past John McGinn, when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run, as he hit the target 2 times lately for The Villans. Bernardo Silva has managed to score 3 times in the last half dozen matches for Manchester City. It is safe to say that they will both be looking to add to their total here once again.