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Aston Villa vs Man City: Blues to get back on track

Kick-off: 2015, 21/04/2021

Stadium: Villa Park

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City’s quadruple bid may be over but Pep Guardiola will be keen to close in on Premier League title glory when visiting Aston Villa.

The Blues have claimed four straight wins over the Midlands outfit since they were promoted, although Dean Smith’s side have netted consolation goals in two home encounters.

Let’s go with 10/11 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game as our first Aston Villa vs Man City prediction.

A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds

Villa have had a nice break since being beaten 2-1 at Liverpool, where Ollie Watkins opened the scoring but Mo Salah equalised and Trent Alexander-Arnold grabbed a last-gasp decider.

Defeat dropped Villa to 10th but Smith is optimistic of finishing the season strongly if putting in similar performances.

He said: “The result didn’t go for us but certainly the second half is what I want to see from us as a team, going at the champions.

“We will take that into every game and see where it takes us. Lots of points to play for, we want to finish as high as we can.”

Winger Trezeguet is likely to miss the rest of the season as he requires surgery on a knee injury picked up at Anfield.

Jack Grealish has also been absent since mid-February, but Villa’s style of play means they should still have their moments in this game.

Looking at the Aston Villa vs Man City odds, we feel 20/23 for both teams to score takes the eye.

Last Villa line-up: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Nakamba, Watkins, Traore, Trezeguet.

A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds

City’s hopes of claiming a historic clean sweep of domestic and European trophies slipped away when they were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

Guardiola made eight alterations to the team which beat Borussia Dortmund in Germany three days earlier and the Blues looked disjointed as a result.

“The first half, we struggled for 15 to 20 minutes, and the rest we didn’t find the key players in the right positions,” Guardiola said.

“When we arrived there, sometimes we didn’t create much, but in the last minutes it was much, much better.”

Kevin de Bruyne has been ruled out of this trip after suffering a foot and ankle injury at Wembley.

However, the Blues are still expected to move 11 points clear of neighbours United at the top of the table.

Phil Foden was one of the few players to emerge with credit from the loss to Chelsea, as he looked electric at times after coming on to replace De Bruyne.

The 20-year-old England starlet scored in both legs versus Dortmund and 21/10 for him to net in an away win here is added to our Aston Villa vs Man City betting tips.

For those eyeing a correct score wager, we like 10/1 for the visitors to prevail 3-1.

Last Man City line-up: Steffen, Dias, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Sterling, Jesus, Torres.

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Last result:

Liverpool 2-1 ASTON VILLA – Ollie Watkins

Chelsea 1-0 MAN CITY

Head-to-head: Man City 2-0 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 1-2 Man City, Aston Villa 1-6 Man City, Man City 3-0 Aston Villa

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