Aston Villa vs Manchester City: prediction for the EPL fixture
Aston Villa lack consistency and struggle to get into the Top-10 in the Premier League. After 13 rounds, the Lions are 13th in the standings with 16 points from five victories and a draw.
In the last two games, Steven Gerrard's men recorded two victories - over Brighton (2:0) and Crystal Palace (2:1). The Lions have scored 18 goals, but their defense is quite unreliable: the team concedes on average two goals per game.
The League Cup campaign of the Villans ended in the Round of 16, when they lost to Chelsea in a penalty shootout.
Traore, Hassan, and Ings won't be able to help their team against Man City.
Manchester City are enjoying success in the Champions League. Following the results of five games, City are top of the group and already have secured their ticket to the knockouts.
Pep Guardiola's men were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham, but that hardly keeps them awake at night. After 13 rounds of the Premier League, the reigning champions of England are 2nd in the standings with 29 points from nine wins and two draws. This is just one point less than Chelsea have.
In the last three matches, the Sky-Blues defeated Man United (2:0), Everton (3:0), and West Ham (2:1). City have the second-best defense in the Premier League with only 7 conceded goals since the start of the season.
De Bruyne, Laporte, Grealish, Foden, Delap, Mendy, and Torres have been ruled out of this fixture.
The visitors won the last 5 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
In 4 of the last 6 games of Aston Villa, goals were scored in both halves.
This bet played in 2 of Aston Villa's last 4 games.
Aston Villa had two good games in the last rounds, but the general state of the team is not great. They will try to withhold the onslaught of the visiting team, but City are more powerful and will most likely get a landslide victory here.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1,5) to Manchester City
We do not expect any surprises here, but for Manchester City this will be a third game in a week, plus they have a fixture on the weekend, so we don't think they will put all their heart in this match. We predict City's win by a margin of two goals.
Second bet - Manchester City to win by 2 goals