Manchester City and Aston Villa face off on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown at Etihad Stadium. When these two teams faced off in September the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Odds
Manchester City currently sits as the favorite sitting at -400 while Aston Villa is the underdog sitting at +1100. The total for this game sits at 3.5 goals with the under cashing at -155.
Manchester City Betting Preview
Manchester City currently sits in second place in the standings having picked up 45 points. Last Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City failed to score any goals and that led to the defeat. Manchester City had 65 percent of the possession and five shots on target. John Stones suffered a hamstring injury and now he is expected to be out until March. Not having him is a big blow for Manchester City. Phil Foden is dealing with an illness but it’s expected that he's going to be able to go in this game. Make sure to check out the preview for Sunday’s game between Leeds United and Manchester United.
Aston Villa Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Aston Villa who sits in 11th place in the standings having picked up 28 points. In the last game against Leicester City, the offense scored two goals but the defense gave up four goals and that led to the defeat. Aston Villa did finish that game with 64 percent of the possession and four shots on target. Jed Steer and Diego Carlos are both still dealing with injuries and aren’t going to be able to go in this game. In this game Aston Villa is going to need the defense to be good, or it’s going to be a long game.
Shane’s Free Pick
Manchester City has the issues off the field that they are dealing with, but on the field here I expect they are going to put on quite the show. Manchester City didn’t score any goals in the last game, but Aston Villa’s defense is a lot more leaky. Look for Manchester City to score at least four goals and that will be enough to find success. Back Manchester City -2.5 to cash.