Manchester City v Aston Villa Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th October 2019

Citizens to sink Villa's challenge at the Etihad

Manchester City v Aston Villa Betting Tips – Premier League, 26th October Noon

The Citizens could move to within three points of league leaders Liverpool if they could come up with a victory in this game. That would be quite the lift for them after having seen the Reds drop points last weekend. Will Aston Villa, who have won their last two games, be able to get anything out of this tough visit to the Etihad? Read our predictions for Manchester City v Aston Villa.

Manchester City v Aston Villa Betting Odds*

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1/10 9/1 18/1

Premier League Betting at Bet365

Manchester City News and Form – Will City produce a big win over Villa?

Manchester City had a tricky task on their hands last weekend as they went to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace. That was after having lost their previous Premier League game 2-0 at home against Wolves. But the Citizens were back in the groove and took a 2-0 win down in London against Palace. Their home form isn’t as great as one would have expected it to have been, as they are W2 D1 L1 at home so far.

Man City 3-1 Correct Score


Pep Guardiola’s men are averaging over three goals per game this season. At the Etihad, it has been an average of 3.5 goals per game, even with their misfire against Wolves. 76% of fixtures at the Etihad this season have gone 3.5 goals. Manchester City have been winning at the half time break in three of their four home games (D1). They have been fast starters and two-thirds of their goals at the Etihad have been in the first half of fixtures.

The Citizens have opened the scoring in all but two of their games this season, while overall home and away have been ahead at half time in seven of nine. Manchester City have only failed to win two of their last 23 league games now. They have also scored at least two goals in all but one of their last ten. After that setback against Wolves at the Etihad, will City get back into their stride on home turf?

Manchester City v Aston Villa Head to Head

This is the first meeting since 2016 in the EPL
Manchester City are on a nine-match winning streak at home against Villa in the EPL
The Citizens have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 7 league home games against Villa
Aston Villa have failed to score in five of their last six against City in all competitions


Key-Facts – Manchester City v Aston Villa

  • Aston Villa average 2 goals per away game
  • Man City lost their last home game against Wolves
  • The Citizens have only failed to win 2 of their last 23 league games


Aston Villa News and Form – Can Villa avoid defeat at the Etihad?

Of course, this is a massively difficult game for Aston Villa. They have a bit of form behind them with back to back wins under their belt, the Villains having beaten Norwich and Brighton. Out on the road this season they have gone W1 L3 in the top flight, the one win there coming against Norwich in their last road game. Aston Villa have been scoring well recently, netting at least two goals in each of their last four league games.

Their last four league fixtures have all finished over 2.5 goals. But will they get on the scoresheet at the Etihad? They Villains are doing well to average two goals per away fixtures in the Premier League, with three of their four on the road ending over 2.5 goals. Aston Villa have also been leading at the halftime break in three of their four road games, which has been a superb return.

But the problems for Aston Villa have come in the second half of fixtures. All eight of the goals that Aston Villa have conceded on their travels this season have come against them in the second half of games. Aston Villa opened the scoring in five of nine league games. Just going back to their scoring output, Man City are just one of four teams to have produced more league goals than the Villains this season.

Manchester City v Aston Villa Tips & Odds

Manchester City to win & both teams to score at 13/10
Total Man City goals over 3.5 at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 23rd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)

Manchester City v Aston Villa Predictions

Man City to win: The Villains have done well in front of goal this season so it’s worth at least backing them to get consolation out of this. Manchester City should be dialled in after that shock defeat at home last time. Manchester City to win & both teams to score looks a nice proposition for Saturday lunchtime.