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Aston Villa vs Manchester City Predictions

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Manchester City to Win and Over 2.5 Match Goals

Reason for tip

Aston Villa have lost four of their first five games this season, while they’ve been beaten in 10 of their last 11 league clashes with City. The visitors have scored three goals or more in each of their last four league games, so back them for a high-scoring victory.

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Manchester City 4-1

Reason for tip

City have racked up 19 goals already this season, making it their highest-scoring start to a Premier League season. They’ve scored at least four times in three of their last four games, so back them to cruise by an out-of-sorts Villa.

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Aston Villa vs Manchester City Predictions

  • Aston Villa have lost four of five games this term
  • City have scored 19 goals in their first five games this term
  • Villa have lost the second-highest number of league games in 2022
  • The hosts have lost 10 of their last 11 league meetings with City

Trouble brewing for Villa

Steven Gerrard is under pressure at Villa Park after four defeats in five games, but things could be about to get a lot worse. They host a Manchester City side who are in fantastic form, with Erling Haaland making them more clinical than ever.

City have scored 19 goals in their opening five Premier League matches, their most ever at this point in a campaign. Having scored 10 of those in the past seven days, they head to Villa Park ready for another statement victory.

City setting the standard

The champions may not be top, but they are clearly the side to beat in the Premier League this term. They’ve grown into the campaign and they’ve now scored at least three goals in each of their last four games.

Haaland has already hit nine goals for City in the league this term, while midweek saw Julian Alvarez strike his first two for the club. The Citizens have adjusted to playing with an out-and-out striker and they’re going to scare a lot of teams playing that way this term.

City to cruise to victory

In 2022, the only current top-flight side to lose more league games than Aston Villa (13) are Everton (15). They also lost all 10 meetings with the top five last term, while they are winless in their last 11 league meetings with Manchester City – losing 10 of those.

City’s scoring form should see them make short work of Villa, while the visitors are unbeaten in their last 20 league trips. Given Villa’s poor start and City’s free-scoring form, the visitors are worthy favourites. City are capable of scoring three times on their own here, so an away win and over 2.5 goals looks like the best option.

With Villa in such poor form back City to return to Manchester with another comfortable victory. The visitors have hit four goals in three of their last four, so a 4-1 away win is my correct score prediction.

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