Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Match preview
This round brings us an interesting match in which the forces will be weighed between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park Stadium. It is difficult to predict at first and without further analysis who will celebrate in this duel. Still, it is clear that both teams will try to get the points they want. Manchester City will have to withstand a lot of pressure from the home crowd.
Aston Villa team news:
Aston Villa played in the semi-finals of the League Cup and excelled at King Power in Leicester. In the match with the Foxes result was 1: 1. If they manage to celebrate at their Vila Park on January 28th, they will face City again, this time in the Cup Final.
The winner of that competition will play in Europe, but it is more important for Villa to ensure survival in the elite and not return to the Championship after just one season. The Birmingham team is just above the relegation zone, but they only have one point more than the first team in it, which is Bournemouth. They saw a big win in the previous round at Barnley, so they were relieved of those three points before the clash with the champion.
Probable lineup: Nyland; Konsa, Mings, Hause; Guilbert, Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Taylor; Trezeguet, El Ghazi, Grealish.
Manchester City team news:
The champion showed strength in the city derby with United in the semi-finals at Old Trafford in the Cup. City celebrated and has a 3-1 lead before the rematch.
They are already one step away from the Cup Finals, which they have won in the previous two years. Maybe the “citizens” will defend the trophies in the Carabao and FA Cup, but it is certain that the most important, in the Premier League they will not be able to.
There is plenty of time, but it’s hard to believe Liverpool will lose 14 points, even if City beat all rivals by the end. We expect the Pep Guardiola team to pay the most attention to the Champions League, as it is a title this club does not have.
Probable lineup: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Gundogan, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling.
Villa will try to get a good result, as they almost succeeded against Liverpool, but we doubt they will succeed. We think that Manchester will win, with at least three goals in the match.
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