Manchester City v Aston Villa: Match Preview & Odds

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Manchester City v Aston Villa: Match Preview & Odds
Manchester City v Aston Villa: Match Preview & Odds

As the Premier League title race gathers pace, Manchester City host Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in one of three Premier League fixtures taking place on Wednesday. Here at you can find the latest team news, match insights and expert betting tips as well as the latest pre-match odds and free bets from our partners at bet365.


Manchester City drew 0-0 at home to Arsenal at the weekend and now sit third in the Premier League with 64 points in 29 matches. In one of the tightest title races in years, Manchester City are just three points behind leaders, Liverpool.

At the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City are unbeaten in all competitions in more than a year and have not lost home or away in any competition in 23 matches.

Aston Villa sit fourth in the Premier League with 59 points from 30 matches. Unai Emery’s side are full of confidence having earned a 2-0 derby win over West Midlands rivals, Wolves at the weekend. Aston Villa are unbeaten away from home in all competitions in 2024.

Team News

The big team news ahead of Wednesday’s fixture is that Aston Villa will be without top goalscorer, Ollie Watkins. Jacob Ramsey and Matty Cash also miss out through injury whilst captain, John McGinn is suspended.

Hosts, Manchester City are without defenders Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake as well as goalkeeper, Ederson. John Stones could return to the City starting XI after being named as an unused substitute at home to Arsenal on Sunday.

Manchester City v Aston Villa: Head-to-Head

Aston Villa were the last team to defeat Manchester City in any competition, winning the reverse fixture 1-0 at Villa Park back in December. That win for Aston Villa was their first over Manchester City since September 2013. The subsequent 15 matches between the sides produced 13 Manchester City wins and 2 draws.

The corresponding fixture at the Etihad Stadium last season ended 3-1 to the hosts. Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez scored for Manchester City before Ollie Watkins scored a consolation goal for the visitors.

Premier League highlights: Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City

Betting Tips

As Aston Villa go in search of a first league double over Manchester City since 1962/63, the absence of forward, Ollie Watkins should not be underestimated. We’re tipping Manchester City to win on Wednesday but rarely would a Premier League fixture played in April between the sides positioned third and fourth would see the favourites as short as 1/4. You can boost these odds by backing Manchester City to win to nil against a Watkins-less Aston Villa at 5/4.

Erling Haaland has failed to score in five matches for club and country but he will once again be well-supported in the various goalscorer markets. Here are some Haaland-related bets you may want to consider.

Erling Haaland Goalscorer SpecialsOdds
Anytime scorer8/15
First goalscorer9/4
Last goalscorer9/4
To score 2 or more11/5
To score a hat-trick8/1

Match Odds

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