Aston Villa v Manchester City: Premier League Action on Match-day 6
Man City go to Villa Park with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in second as they take on nineteenth placed Villa.
Aston Villa require a positive result, as Manchester City go to Villa Park
With a win in their previous game, (2-1) against Arsenal, Villa will likely be in a positive frame of mind.
Also, Villa will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose three meetings this Premier League season. With three points, they currently sit nineteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws having won one game and lost four fixtures.
When Villa host Man City, they will do so on the back of one victory and one losses on their own ground.
Winning this fixture will see Aston Villa on 6 points.
Villa are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Steven Gerrard is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players.
This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Manchester City achieve 13 points
Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Pep Guardiola will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Nottingham Forest 6-0 and Crystal Palace 4-2
Also, Man City keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five games is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. They currently stand second in the League, with 13 points for a total of 4 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won four meetings and drawn one game.
Playing away from home, Man City have won one game and drawn one game.
A victory for Manchester City would put them on 16 points.
Injury and illness have depleted Pep Guardiola’s Man City and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Saturday’s match.
Aston Villa v Manchester City – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Man City with a greater number of wins. In the last 48 meetings, they have enjoyed 32 wins, to Villa’s seven victories. Additionally, Man City have won all eleven of the last 19 matches played against Villa. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Aston Villa took all three points winning 3-2.
Players to watch
For Villa, Douglas Luiz has nettedone goal in five League matches this campaign, while Erling Haaland contributed withnine goals in five League fixtures so far for Man City.