In a season-ending clash on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium, Aston Villa will visit Manchester City, who have lost just one of their last 27 Premier League games and are unbeaten in 11 since losing 3-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur.
A victory for the hosts will secure them their eighth top-flight title, the outright fifth-most in history since its inception in 1888. It would be their sixth Premier League title - outright second-most after Manchester United’s 13 - and their fourth in the last five seasons.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Latest Odds
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Aston Villa have won just one of their 21 league away games against the league leaders (D3 L17) and a victory for them in Manchester is tipped to occur at (16.00).
A draw at the Etihad is poised to happen at (8.20).
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Team News
Pep Guardiola confirmed John Stones and Kyle Walker are likely to take part in the home match after they returned to training on Thursday. The club has, however, reported no new injury cases, although Ruben Dias is sidelined by a hamstring injury.
For Steven Gerrard’s Villa, Ezri Konsa – who suffered a serious knee injury – and Kortney Hause who is having abdominal problems, are set to sideline him while Leon Bailey is unavailable due to a foot injury.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Preview
Aston Villa have lost 15 of their last 16 away league games against Manchester City, losing each of the last 11 in a row since a 2-0 win in April 2007. This run of 11 is Villa’s longest away losing streak against an opponent in their league history.
Victory for Manchester City would be their fourth Premier League title under Guardiola, with only Sir Alex Ferguson winning more (13). It would make Guardiola the outright leader for English top-flight titles among non-British managers, going one clear of both Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.
Villa beat Chelsea 2-1 on matchday 38 last season – they’ve not won their final league game in consecutive campaigns since 1996-97 and 1997-98, with the second victory back then coming against that season’s champions (1-0 vs Arsenal).
City’s Phil Foden has scored nine Premier League goals this season, and could join teammates Kevin De Bruyne (15), Raheem Sterling (13), and Riyad Mahrez (11) on double figures in 2021-22. It would be the first time the Citizens have had two English players score at least 10 goals in a league campaign since 2004-05 (Robbie Fowler and Shaun Wright-Phillips).
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Tips and Predictions
Manchester City have scored 17 goals in their last five games, conceded six, and kept two clean sheets. Villa have scored eight, conceded five, and kept one clean sheet. Punters can take an offer of over 3.5 goals at (2.08) with OdiBets.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.