Aston Villa vs. Manchester City Preview: Prediction, Team News, and Lineups - 8x - English

Aston Villa vs. Manchester City Preview: Prediction, Team News, and Lineups

Aston Villa will try to ruin the celebration on the last weekend as Manchester City is poised to win their fourth Premier League title in five years.

The Lions travel to the Etihad Stadium under the leadership of former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in search of a triumph to give the Reds the much-needed push they need to complete a historic quadruple.

Anything less than a victory might jeopardise Man City’s chances of successfully defending their Premier League title and give second-placed Liverpool the chance to dash their aspirations.

The gap between Pep Guardiola’s team and Jurgen Klopp’s team, who will play an uncoordinated Wolverhampton Wanderers team at Anfield, is just one point.

The Cityzens defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1, making the Reds’ victory over Wolves at home meaningless. The Cityzens edged Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2019, again by a single point.

City will try to stick to that plan this time and avoid the chaos of the 2012 final day, when Sergio Aguero’s memorable injury-time strike handed them the trophy at Queens Park Rangers.

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The Etihad faithful will arrive in a confident frame of mind despite the fact that the stakes could not be higher since they are aware that Man City is the recognised authority on season finales.

Over the past 13 seasons, the defending Premier League champions have only lost one game in their final match of a top-flight campaign while winning ten and drawing twice in the other 12.

The fact that City has defeated Villa at home 15 times out of the previous 16 league encounters, including the past 11 straight victories and the last three without conceding, gives them extra confidence.

This season, Guardiola’s team has been as strong defensively, recording an astounding 11 shutouts in their first 18 Premier League games at the Etihad.

Villa’s recent poor away performances, with just one victory in their previous four away Premier League games, stand in stark contrast to City’s fearsome home form (D1, L2).
s seen by their dismal record of just one victory in their last 21 away games versus league leaders, Gerrard’s boys have a history of giving up against the top Premier League teams (D3, L17).
Additionally, Villa have lost 14 of their last 16 Premier League matches against teams at the top of the table (D2), and they have lost all ten of their previous Premier League matches versus Man City (D1, L9).

The last time out, Guardiola’s team drew 2-2 with West Ham United on the road. However, Kyle Walker and John Stones could seal the cracks this coming weekend.

Despite being ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury, the outstanding defence duo is back in the mix for Villa’s visit.

Guardiola has praised Man City’s medical team, noting the imminent return of two of his defensive mainstays.

Guardiola said at his pre-game press conference, as quoted by Football365, “We have amazing doctors and physios and they have recovered.”

They made a partial training, and tomorrow we’ll see. We are glad to have them back.

Ezri Konsa, who suffered a knee injury against Crystal Palace, will meet Kortney Hause and Leon Bailey in the treatment room, according to the Aston Villa blog.

Aston Villa vs. Manchester City Prediction
While Villa have the attacking ability to hurt City’s thin backline, their own defensive shortcomings are set to give Kevin De Bruyne and company a field day in a game that will define the season.

The Cityzens have scored three or more goals in each of their past four competitive home games, and we anticipate that they will continue this trend in the season’s pivotal contest.

Last update: : July 1, 2022

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