Aston Villa vs. Manchester City - 1/12/20 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Manchester City at Aston Villa

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM (Villa Park)

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Aston Villa will play their next Premier League fixture at home at Villa Park where they will host Manchester City. 

Despite the Premier League race getting out of hand for Manchester City, the Sky Blues have still looked in good touch and that was evident during the Football League Cup where they defeated Manchester United 3-1 away from home. It was an impressive display by Manchester City with the team controlling 57% of the possession and having 15 shots. Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez both scored goals for Manchester City. Manchester City look destined to finish second in the Premier League but the team must maintain its winning ways since they are still 1 point behind Leicester City. 

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On the other side of the coin, Aston Villa are struggling and are only 1 point above the relegation zone. That being said, in their previous Premier League outing, Aston Villa defeated Burnley 2-1 away from home. It was an impressive display by Aston Villa as they utilized the 38% possession they had. Aston Villa had 6 shots on target which was vital in getting the team a lead. This is expected to be a much tougher match since Aston Villa are playing against the reigning Premier League champions. 

Aston Villa and Manchester City played each other earlier in the season at the Etihad Stadium. It was an easy win for Manchester City with the final score being 3-0. Ilkay Gundogan, Raheem Sterling and David Silva were the goal scorers for Manchester City.

Aston Villa have found some form in recent times but I don’t see them having enough to challenge Manchester City. Manchester City are significantly stronger and I see them winning easily. The over 3.5 goals seems like the best wager since Manchester City have the attacking power to score 4 or 5 goals. 

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