Man City vs Aston Villa: Premier League preview

City have won eight games on the bounce in all competitions and have been installed as odds-on favourites to win back the top-flight title they conceded to Liverpool last season. 

They meet a Villa side whose first-team players have not played a match since New Year’s Day, with the club forced to field a youth side in their FA Cup defeat to Liverpool because of a coronavirus outbreak at the club.

Dean Smith’s men had their Premier League meeting with Everton postponed on Sunday and now have as many as four games in hand over some other teams. 

Date, kick-off time and venue

Man City vs Aston Villa is scheduled for a 6pm GMT kick-off tonight (Wednesday, January 20, 2021). 

The game will be played behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium because of current coronavirus restrictions. 

How to watch Man City vs Aston Villa

TV channel: Tonight’s game will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 5:30pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also watch the game live on the BT Sport website and app. 

City are expected to remain without Sergio Aguero, who is self-isolating after being deemed a close contact of someone with coronavirus. 

The likes of Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Ferran Torres are pushing for involvement after being left on the bench for the 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace at the weekend. 

Man City vs Aston Villa prediction: 3-0 home win

After two weeks away, much of which will have been spent in isolation, Aston Villa’s stars are straight back in at the deep end with a trip to the league’s most in-form outfit and will surely struggle. 

Man City vs Aston Villa Premier League head to head (h2h) results

  • Man City wins: 24
  • Draws: 9
  • Aston Villa wins: 7
  • Last meeting: Aston Villa 1-6 Man City (January 2, 2020)

Man City vs Aston Villa odds and betting tips

  • Man City to win: 30/100
  • Draw: 11/2
  • Aston Villa to win: Between 10/1 & 11/1

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