Manchester City vs Aston Villa Prediction: Premier League Match on 20.01.2021
Manchester City will have the opportunity to go to the top of the league for a couple of hours at least on Wednesday, as they come up against Aston Villa.
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Pep Guardiola’s side were supposed to start their season against Aston Villa, but the fixture was delayed due to City’s participation in the Champions League. Now, this game will be seen an opportunity for Guardiola’s side to reach the summit of the league table, as three points will take them above Manchester United before the Red Devils come up against Fulham later on Wednesday evening. City have really started to hit their best form over recent weeks, and come into this fixture having won their last five. City’s form has been excellent, and they still have a cushion of a game in hand over the majority of teams around them in the league table. City have lost just twice so far this season as we reach the half way stage, and were excellent in their 4-0 win against Crystal Palace last time out. John Stones scored twice in that win, while Raheem Sterling also scored a welcome goal.
It has been a strange couple of weeks for Aston Villa, as their first-choice team haven’t played since the 1st January. On that occasion they were beaten by Manchester United at Old Trafford. Villa have since come up against Liverpool in the FA Cup, but the Villains were forced to play a makeshift team after the entirety of their first-team were forced to miss the game after a COVID outbreak at their training ground. The Villa should be fresher than their opponents coming into this game, but there could be a baptism of fire as they travel to the Etihad.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Head To Head
Manchester City have an excellent record in this fixture, as they haven’t lost to Villa in seven years. That last defeat for the Citizens came in a 2013 fixture at Villa Park. Since then, City have won six of their seven Premier League meetings between the sides. City won the last league fixture between the sides at the Etihad 6-1.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Prediction
This will be seen as a huge chance for City, as they could move to the top of the Premier League table. Villa have been great so far this season, but City have extra gears than Villa will not be able to reach.
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