Aston Villa vs Man City prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Aston Villa face a tough task to get back into the top half of the Premier League table on Wednesday night, as they host Manchester City at Villa Park.

Three points for the home side would send them above both Leeds and Arsenal into ninth, though even if they fail to take a positive result they still have a game in hand on the two clubs. Jack Grealish remains sidelined through injury, however, which has hampered Dean Smith’s side’s attempts to remain attack-minded and creative in matches.

City lost in the FA Cup semi-final at the weekend and were beaten late on by Leeds in their most recent league fixture, but in between those defeats managed to reach the Champions League semi-finals with a win over Borussia Dortmund.

Pep Guardiola’s side need 11 points to guarantee themselves the title in their remaining six matches.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8:15pm on Wednesday, 21 April.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Subscribers can stream the game via the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What is the team news?

Villa are without attackers Trezeguet and Jack Grealish, with the former out for the remainder of the season after a knee injury. Morgan Sanson is also out with a knee problem.

City are without Kevin de Bruyne due to an ankle injury. Sergio Aguero should be the only other absentee.

Predicted line-ups

AST – Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, Nakamba; El Ghazi, McGinn, Traore; Watkins

MCI – Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Gundogan; Mahrez, Silva, Sterling; Jesus

Odds

Villa – 17/2

Draw – 21/5

City – 7/17

Prediction

The away side should return to winning ways with a dominant performance, as long as they discover a clinical touch. Villa 0-2 City.

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