Aston Villa were able to get above the drop zone with a much-needed win last weekend but that came at a price with both goalkeeper Tom Heaton and striker Wesley out injured for the rest of the season. This is certainly blow for Dean Smith’s side in the second half of the campaign and they now face a tough challenge with holders Manchester City making the trip to the west Midlands.
Despite the defensive concerns, the Citizens have shown that they have plenty of quality in the attack to outscore their opponents and there could be a higher scoring game in store at the weekend with Villa possibly getting a consolation strike. The Citizens may have no league title to celebrate this term but they will want to seal Champions League qualification at the earliest in order to place their concentration on winning the elite competition.
Manchester City win @ 1.16 with Bet365
Total goals more than 3.5 @ 1.72 with Bet365