Aston Villa will host Manchester City at the Villa Park and the host will be aiming to move back into the top half of the table with a good result. Meanwhile, Manchester City will be hoping to bounce back from the defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley. Read on to find out our betting predictions for what promises to be an interesting encounter.
Aston Villa started the season like a house on fire going eight games unbeaten, earning victories over Liverpool and Arsenal but that form tailed off and the Villans have been struggling in recent times.
Currently, they are on a poor run of form winning only two games out of the last 8. This bad patch is coming at a time when Talisman, Jack Grealish, is nursing a Shin injury that has kept him on the sidelines for quite some time. This shows how important and influential the skipper has been for Dean Smith’s men.
The game against Manchester City may be coming at an inauspicious time, but The Lions can take inspiration from their results against some of the big sides this season. They narrowly lost late in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, trounced Liverpool 7-2 and put Arsenal to the sword right on their own patch.
Meanwhile, in the absence of Grealish, Dean Smith can count on the trio of Ollie Watkins, Anwar El-Ghazi and Bertrand Traore to lead the onslaught against Manchester City.
Manchester City saw their dreams of quadruple disappear after losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the Semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s team were not only dumped out of the oldest Cup competition in the world but they were also dealt a major blow with an Ankle injury suffered by Kevin De Bruyne in the early exchanges of the second half of the game at Wembley. The Belgian will now most likely miss City’s potential run-in to the title with six games left to play.
The Citizens are condemned to win this game, especially with Manchester United who are breathing down the neck of their rivals having reduced the gap between the two sides to eight points after a convincing 3-1 over Burnley at the Weekend.
The former English champions are very aware of how things can change quickly having come from a similar position as Manchester United to win their maiden Premier League title under the leadership of the current Italian National team manager, Roberto Mancini in the 2011/2012 season.
A win against Villa will solidify their position as leaders of the Premier League and will restore some calmness ahead of some of the important fixtures still to come.
Manchester City will be keen on getting back to winning ways and strengthening their position as potential champions of England. Although they will have to do this without the influential Kevin De Bruyne who is out with an ankle injury. Despite their loss to Chelsea and the injury to the Belgian Midfielder, Manchester City are still a good value for a win at 1.40 on Betboro.
Goals are always on the card when City take to the pitch. A raft of goals is even more possible when the opposition is set up to attack like Aston Villa. So we reckon that there will be at least over 2.5 goals scored at 1.70 on Betboro again. Betboro is one of the best betting sites in Africa and you can find out about the latest offer and promotions by checking out our Betboro review.
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