Manchester City 10-5-2, Aston Villa 8-2-5
1/20/21 1 pm
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Manchester City is hosting Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium in a postponed game of round 1 of the English Premier League.
City is on a fantastic run, and they have won their last 8 games in the EPL, FA Cup, and the EFL Cup, while they haven’t lost in their last 15 games overall. In the EPL standings, City is now in 2nd place with 35 points, 29 scored goals, and only 13 conceded goals, and they are the best defensive team in the league, which is a surprising twist. In their last EPL game against Crystal Palace this past weekend, City was absolutely brilliant with 72% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a high 90% of the correct passes. With 1 scored goal in the first half, and 3 scored goals in the second half, Manchester City has deservedly won this game 4-0. Not only City was fantastic in the attacking end, but their defense has also been impressive this season, and it looks like Guardiola has learned from his past mistakes. Sterling is the leading goalscorer for City with 5 goals and 3 assists, while De Bruyne added 9 assists. Garcia and Aguero are injured, while Laporte and Ake are still questionable. City is looking like a team that could finally win the Champions League, and they are well balanced, and I think they are the first favorites to win it at the moment.
Aston Villa has become the toughest team to beat this season, and even though they have had a brilliant start of the season, they have dropped in the standings to 11th place with 26 points. Aston Villa is also a well-balanced team, and they are one of the best defensive teams with 16 conceded goals, while their offense is solid with 29 scored goals. Watkins is the leading goalscorer for Aston Villa with 6 goals, while Grealish added 5 goals and 7 assists. Wesley and Trezeguet are injured, while Barkley is still questionable for this game. Aston Villa’s last two games were postponed, while their last EPL game was 18 days ago against Manchester United. Aston Villa has had 52% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 80% of the correct passes. Villa was losing 1-0 at halftime, but they tied the score in the 58th minute. In the 61st minute, Villa has conceded a penalty kick and a goal. Aston Villa has lost this game 2-1. Aston Villa is now in a bit of a slump, but they are still a good team, and they are certainly still in the Europa League run.
Aston Villa hasn’t won any of their last 5 games against Manchester City, and they are in worse form than them. City has lost only 1 game on the road so far this season. Manchester City has won their last 5 home games against Aston Villa. City is a huge favorite here, and they are playing well on both ends, and I will take Manchester City.