Manchester City vs Aston Villa Preview & Prediction – Premier League 2020-21
When? Wednesday 20th January, 2021 – 18:00 (UK)
Where? Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Tickets? Some clubs can now have some fans back in their stadiums so it is worth checking official club websites for the latest updates on the ticket situation
What TV channel is Man City vs Aston Villa on in the UK? BT Sport
Where can I stream Man City vs Aston Villa in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Ruben Dias, Stones, Joao Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
UNAVAILABLE: Ake (Injured), Laporte (Injured), Aguero (Isolating)
QUESTIONABLE: Garcia (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Grealish, El Ghazi; Watkins
UNAVAILABLE: Wesley (Injured), Trezeguet (Injured)
Aston Villa return to Premier League action for the first time since New Year’s Day, after an outbreak of Covid-19 within the side forced the club to postpone games against Tottenham and Newcastle respectively.
Dean Smith’s side returned to training this past Sunday ahead of this match away at an in-form Man City.
The hosts are coming off the back of a 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace and have now won their last eight games in all competitions, conceding just two goals in the process.
Pep Guardiola’s men showed glimpses of their attacking best against the Eagles and will be hoping for a similar story against a Villa side whose players are short on both match fitness and preparation time. With that in-mind, expect City to win here and keep their tenth Premier League clean sheet of the season