Aston Villa vs Manchester City 01/30/2016 FA Cup Preview, Odds & Predictions
Manchester City vs Aston Villa
Saturday 30th January 2016 10:00 (ET)
The Line: Aston Villa 9/2 Draw 3/1 Manchester City 7/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports; Setanta Sports
An all Premier League clash on Saturday will see Aston Villa host Manchester City at Villa Park. Villa have turned their form right around over the past five games and are unbeaten in that span. This game could be a welcome distraction for Villa as their struggles in the Premier League are overwhelming and the ten point gap to safety almost looks unachievable already. Remi Garde's side will keep fighting though a lack of investment has left th frenchman with the bare bones of a Premier League squad and alot of pressure on Ayew, Agbonlahor, Gestede to provide the goals for a team that are just not creating many chances. Gestede's move from Blackburn has been a frustrating one with the big man not starting enough games but he does look a little one dimensional and possibly that why he has rode the bench in the league. I think Gestede will start tomorrow though and he presents a real thorn for the Manchester City defence.
Manuel Pelligrini has always put out his strongest teams in Cup competitions but with City playing a cup game last Wednesday and a huge game next Tuesday at Sunderland in the league I think that the City manager will take this opportunity to rest Aguero and Toure at the very least. Manchester City though have so much strength in depth that I cant see this being a huge problem for Manchester City especially facing the worst defence and possibly the worst team in the Premier League. Manchester City struggled to break down a resolute Villa in the league meeting between the two back in November but a draw suits no one here as neither team will want a replay.
I expect that we'll see this game go over the 2.5 goal mark and we should get some good value on that here. I'm going to take the overs and expect City to come through with a win as well. City to win and over 2.5 goals is available at 5/2 probably worth looking at for those looking for a bigger odds bet.