Insight and Analysis: Aston Villa vs Manchester City Premier League 2021 Match Preview.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Premier League 2021 Match Preview, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Prediction and Where to Watch.
Aston Villa’s comeback under new manager Steven Gerrard continued with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace over the weekend.
After matching John Gregory’s accomplishment of winning his first two Premier League (PL) games as Villa manager in 1998.
Gerrard now wants to become the first Villa manager to win three Premier League games in a row to begin a management career.
Champions The arrival of Manchester City at Villa Park will be a welcome sight for Gerrard, as Villa have lost 13 of their last 14 matches against reigning Premier League winners (W1).
Over 14 games (W1, D1, L12), they have conceded 39 goals, which is practically identical to their dreadful record vs City.
Despite the fact that the ‘Villans’ have kept clean sheets in 50% of their Premier League home games this season.
City have their sights set on the title, and after a 2-1 win over West Ham at the weekend, the gap to Chelsea has shrunk to just one point.
While City may require other results to go their way in order to reach the Premier League summit on Wednesday.
After a run of five consecutive competitive victories and a stellar H2H record, they’ll be confident in keeping their half of the bargain.
The signs appear to be in City’s favor in terms of increasing the pressure on Chelsea, with the ‘Citizens’ winning 20 of their last 21 Premier League games on Wednesdays and just losing one.
Eight of them were on the road for City, and while one of them was a blemish on their record, five of the seven victories were clean sheets.
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Villa’s win over Crystal Palace was capped off by John McGinn, who scored after only 20 seconds the last time Villa hosted City.
Meanwhile, Ilkay Gündoan has scored in two of his four Premier League head-to-head matches with Villa, both of which were game-winning goals.
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After Marvelous Nakamba’s impressive performance at the weekend, former Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz may have to settle for a bench spot once more.
Ashley Young, a former Manchester United winger, might preserve his spot after assisting Aston Villa’s opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
On Wednesday, Emi Buendia and Danny Ings will push for recalls to the starting lineup.
After a period with COVID, Kevin De Bruyne is likely to return for Wednesday’s match against Aston Villa, but he may only be well enough to sit on the bench.
Jack Grealish departed boyhood club Aston Villa for Manchester City in the summer, but he may be unable to return to Villa Park for an emotional reunion.
Phil Foden has the best chance of all three to play in midweek, while Ferran Torres remains out.
If Foden is cleared to play, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus will be fighting for one of the attacking starting spots.
John Stones will replace the suspended Aymeric Laporte in the starting lineup.
In all competitions, Man City has won their last seven matches against Aston Villa.
Man City has scored at least two goals in each of their past seven games against Aston Villa.
In their last four road encounters against Aston Villa in all competitions, Man City have won both halftime and fulltime.
Man City has won 18 of their last 20 road games (Premier League).
In five of their last six games, Man City has won both halftime and fulltime (Premier League).
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in each of Aston Villa’s last four home games versus Man City in all competitions.
In six of their last seven encounters, Man City has scored at least two goals (Premier League).
Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has won both of his first two matches in charge. Villa won 2-1 over Crystal Palace at the weekend, following a 2-0 win against Brighton.
Manchester City defeated West Ham United 2-1 at the weekend, yet the triumph was far simpler than the result shows. City has now won five consecutive games in all competitions.
City has won five of their last six visits to Villa Park.
Villa have made immediate progress under Gerrard, but the home side is predicted to lose.
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