Manchester City vs. Aston Villa – Prediction (26.10.2019)

Preview and Teams Comparison.

Manchester City have won their last nine Premier League home games against Aston Villa by an aggregate score of 30-4. Their last such defeat was in April 2007 (0-2). Manchester City haven’t lost consecutive home league games since February 2016, while Pep Guardiola has never lost back-to-back home games in his entire managerial league career. Aston Villa have failed to score in seven of their last nine Premier League meetings with Manchester City (W1 D1 L7), with the two games they have scored in finishing 3-2 (W1 L1).

Following a 2-0 away win to Crystal Palace, Manchester City (W3, L2) climbed two points closer to Liverpool at the top of the Premier League (PL) table in the last round. Ahead of kick-off, City have recorded 12 wins in their last 14 home matches, scoring two or more goals on ten occasions. Sergio Agüero has scored five goals across City’s last four home PL H2Hs vs Villa. They showed no mercy against newly-promoted sides last term, winning five of six PL matches in that category with a clean sheet, and 3.0 goals scored on average. Their current form apparently makes it a question of ‘how many’, as Man City have scored 3.5 goals on average across six competitive home matches this season.

The hosts’ last eight competitive games have now been decided by a margin of at least two goals (W7, L1). Of those fixtures, six witnessed just one side hit the back of the net. Both matches saw Villa lead 1-0 at half-time, but end up beaten through two goals beyond the 80th minute. Aston Villa have scored first in each of their two PL trips made this term to opposition from last season’s top-six.

With two straight wins, which have featured both teams scoring and 4.5 total goals on average, the ‘Villans’ have offered plenty of entertainment, with their away matches averaging 4.0 goals so far. Thus far, six of Villa’s nine PL matches this season have seen both teams score, though Villa have conceded the last goal in all four PL away matches so far. Villa talisman Jack Grealish has found his stride with goals in two straight PL matches – both arriving ‘mid-match’ in the 40th-50th minute interval. A clear pattern in scoring implies that Villa may struggle after the break, but still fashion chances. The Birmingham side have scored seven and conceded three across their first halves (GD +4), while scoring eight and conceding a whopping ten after the break (GD -2).

Match Info and Live Scores.

Competition: ENGLAND: Premier League – Round 10
Kick off: 26.10.2019, 11:30 UTC.
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Referee: Scott G. (Eng).

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Pre-match League Table.

ENGLAND Premier League - Round 10 Table




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