Manchester City vs Aston Villa: prediction for the Premier League Week 31
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Manchester City vs Aston Villa: prediction for the Premier League Week 31

The Citizens and the Villans in the EPL midweek action!

The reigning champions will seek revenge for a first round loss to Aston Villa, as the latter visit Etihad Stadium in Week 31. Match will begin on April 3, at 9:15 PM CET.

Manchester City

While still undefeated since December, City’s hopes of the second consecutive treble took a massive hit on Sunday, when the reigning EPL champions drew with Arsenal at home.

Now, three points behind Liverpool in the standings, Manchester City still have a chance to pressure both the Reds and the Gunners, but the Champions League and FA Cup titles might be more attainable than the Premier League one. For now, however, there is a chance to avenge the last loss this season, which happened back in 2023, as the Villans will arrive in Manchester.

Aston Villa

While the Conference League might be the prize of the season for Aston Villa and their head coach prowess in the European competitions, a possible return to the Champions League still remains as the ultimate goal.

Still three points up on Tottenham Hotspur after a win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Birmingham-based club sits fourth, even if the fifth spot might end up as a UCL one as well due to England’s performance in the overall coefficient standings this season. That, however, will be counted later, as Aston Villa will travel to Manchester to try and sweep their future opponents.

Prediction ⚽️

Aston Villa was a much better team in the first round, as City was lucky to escape Villa Park with only a “0-1” loss, but now the reigning champions will host the Villans at Etihad Stadium.

Last time Aston Villa did not lose on the road in this series was in 2012, as Manchester City will try and extend that streak, being a massive favorite at sportsbooks. However, we will side with the road team being well-prepared and ready to show up, as a club from Birmingham will cover a (+1) spread with massive 3.45 odds 🔥.