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Manchester City v Aston Villa: Preview, Team News and Prediction

Pep and his men face a down Villa.

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The Premier League rolls on! Manchester City’s game is against a restarting Aston Villa.

A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle a packed schedule and quality opponents. There is plenty to discuss.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Wednesday, 20 January, 2020 kick off at 6.00 pm (UK), 1.00 pm (EST, USA)

Referee: Jonathan Moss.

Assistants: Harry Lennard, Dan Robathan.

Fourth official: David Coote.

VAR: Andy Madley.

Assistant VAR: Simon Beck.

TV Info: BT Sport (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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Pep Guardiola’s side head into the game on the back of an impressive run that has seen City go unbeaten in last 15 games in all competitions. Including a win over the weekend v Crystal Palace.

Aston Villa currently sit 11th in the league table after picking up 26 points from 15 games this season. They are back in action after two postponement games.

A fantastic match is in store for us as Pep will not underestimate this opponent in what should be a fascinating encounter. Which team will come out in front?

Team News

Pep Guardiola will have many absences in Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake, and Sergio Aguero all out due to either covid or injury. Eric Garcia will be match time decision as is Cole Palmer.

Aston Villa face several players out after a lengthy covid protocol see Trezeguet and Wesley the only expected absences.


Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa