Matchday 5 of the Premier League will bring in some thrilling contests and one of them will be between Aston Villa and Manchester City who are in the top 5 of the Point Table. The Second City derby is scheduled to take place on Thursday at the historical Villa Park.
Aston Villa has displayed some commendable performances this season and currently, they are in the 4th spot in the point table with 9 wins and 29 points.
One point above the Lions, the Citizens are in the 3rd spot in the point table. Their recent draws have affected their position in the league. The top bookmakers in India have odds with them.
Earling Haaland has 14 goals in the 14 fixtures of the Premier League.
The betting tip is...
Earling Haaland to score a goal
The Lions are coming home after witnessing a draw against Bournemouth by 2-2 in the previous fixture. However, the visitors dominated the game with 63% possession but failed to finish the fixture on a positive note.
Aston Villa has an average possession of 57.32% this season with 15.11 shots including 6 shots on targets. They have scored in 90% of the fixtures and it shows that their attack is in the right form.
The club’s most trusted Ollie Watkins has been on top of his performance with 12 goals and 5 assists. Leon Bailey has been another man to watch out for as he has 6 goals and 6 assists on his name.
The defence of Villa has also performed at its best as they have 25% of fixtures without conceding any goals and 11 clean sheets this season.
Bertrand Traore (muscle), Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings (both knee) are in the injury room because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Cash, Tielemans, Luiz, McGinn; Diaby, Watkins
With three consecutive draws against Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham respectively, have affected the dominance of Pep and his boys in the Premier League. Against Tottenham, the Citizens had a possession of 55% and 4 shots on target. Overall, Manchester City has displayed an average possession of 64.58 with 17.78 shots including 7.56 shots on target.
Their attack has been ferocious and all thanks to Earling Haaland who has 19 goals and 4 assists on his name. Julian Alvarez is also enjoying the playtime as he has 8 goals and 5 assists this season.
Manchester City’s primary struggle lies in their defence this season. They just have 5 clean sheets in the last 20 games across all the competitions. The result of the last three fixtures was because of the weak defence and nothing else.
First-choice goalkeeper Ederson will be back with the squad and that will make things better at the back for the visitors.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake; Akanji, Rodri; Foden, Alvarez, Bernardo, Doku; Haaland
The fixture is at the Villa Park which is the home ground for the Lions. At the home ground, Aston Villa has won all 6 of their Premier League fixtures.
However, winning against the Citizens will be like climbing Mount Everest. The Citizens will attack from the first second of the fixture but we predict a draw between the two teams.