Manchester City vs Aston Villa betting tips

Manchester City vs Aston Villa Betting Tips

Manchester City will host Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on 20th January 2021 at 23:30 IST. Aston Villa will be looking to make a comeback in the Premier League with a bang after two matches getting canceled. While Manchester City on the other hand, will be looking to go top of the table after a 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace.

Manchester City Form & Team News

Manchester City are slowly climbing towards the top of the table and are just two points behind the toppers Manchester United. They are currently placed in the second position with 35 points from 17 games. They have won ten matches, drew five and lost just two matches. Out of the 17 matches played, they have scored 29 goals and have conceded just 13 goals, which is the least number of goals conceded by any team this season. Also, they are coming off an eight match winning streak.

The key absentee would be Sergio Aguero due to Covid 19, who has been their goal scoring force. Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte and Eric García are the other players who might miss the clash against Aston Villa. Raheem Sterling is the team’s leading goal scorer with five goals and is closely followed by Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan with four goals each. The Belgian superstar Kevin De Bruyne is leading the assist charts with ten assists and also is just one assist behind the leading assist provider Harry Kane.

Aston Villa Form & Team News

Aston Villa have played the least number of matches this season, but still are in the tenth position with 26 points. Out of the 15 matches played, they have won eight matches, drew two and lost five matches. They have missed the last two matches due to Covid 19 among their players. The interesting fact is that their away record is way better than their home record. Apart from that, they have scored 29 goals in total and have conceded just 16 goals, which is the second-lowest number of goals conceded.

Aston Villa’s Covid affected players are likely to take the field after their quarantine period. Ross Barkley won’t be taking any part in the clash against Manchester City as he is out with a hamstring injury. Dean Smith is likely to field the same XI that faced a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United. Ollie Watkins is the team’s leading goal scorer with six goals. Apart from him, Jack Grealish has been in some excellent form with five goals and seven assists.

Odds by Casumo

The home team Manchester City are the favorites to win the match according to the Casumo sportsbook and are placed at 1.25 odds, while Aston Villa are placed at 11.50 and the draw at 6.40 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Manchester City are gaining some momentum compared to Aston Villa, who are playing after a break. Manchester City are looking like the favorites to lift the Premier League title this season. And are also expected to come out on top against Aston Villa.

Tip 1: Total Goals By Manchester City – Over 2.5

In the last five head to head matches, Manchester City have scored 19 goals at an average of massive 3.8 goals per match. Apart from that, Manchester City have scored 20 goals in the last five head to head matches played at the Etihad Stadium. It looks like Aston Villa is Manchester City’s favorite opponent, as they score a lot of goals against them. And also, Over 2.5 goals have been scored in all the last five head to head matches. With the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and  Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City are more likely to find the back of the net at least three times at 1.92 odds available on the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Both Teams To Score – No

Manchester City is in some top goal scoring form against Aston Villa. With that being said, Manchester City have conceded goals miserly against them. In the last five head to head matches, Manchester City have conceded just two goals and have kept three clean sheets. Apart from that, Manchester City have kept four clean sheets in the last five head to head matches at the Etihad Stadium. And also, Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five matches in all competition. They have also kept clean sheets in four of their last five home matches. So it is very likely that Manchester City will keep a clean sheet and hence both teams will not score at 1.83 odds available on Casumo sportsbook.


This is expected to be a one sided match tending towards Manchester City, who are currently in splendid form. Aston Villa on the other hand, have performed very well compared to last season. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above.

  1. Total Goals By Manchester City – Over 2.5 @ 1.92
  2. Both Teams To Score – No @ 1.83


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