Manchester City are flying high after their excellent 6-0 win over Nottingham Forest midweek. With Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez sharing five goals between them, the Premier League champions look to have the firepower to take on all comers this season.
Pep Guardiola’s side take on Aston Villa in the Saturday evening kickoff. The Villans have had a very poor start and they should be there for the taking if the Citizens can keep things tight at the back.
Villa have just one injury concern, with centre-back Diego Carlos out for the long term after rupturing his Achilles tendon.
Aston Villa’s Predicted XI To Face Manchester City:
Martinez, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne, Ramsey, Kamara, McGinn, Bailey, Ings, Watkins
The Citizens have four fitness issues, with Nathan Ake (groin), Jack Grealish (knee) and Kalvin Phillips (shoulder) all major doubts, while Aymeric Laporte remains out of contention after knee surgery.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI:
Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Silva, Haaland, Foden
The bookies have City as the heavy favourites with Betway pricing them at 3/8 for the win. A draw is 23/5 with Unibet while a victory for Villa is 15/2 at BetVictor.
Predicted Score – 3-1 to City