Match Today: Manchester City vs Aston Villa 03-09-2022 English Premier League
Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa will host Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, and they will be desperate to recover with a win.
Aston Villa had a disastrous start to their Premier League season, with West Midlands losing four of their first five league games.
Coach Steven Gerrard is under tremendous pressure to get his side back on the right track, and it remains to be seen if Aston Villa can achieve a home morale win against the defending champions. Meanwhile, Manchester City have made a reasonably good start in defending their title, and hope to continue His career victories against a struggling Aston Villa team.
Star striker Erling Haaland has moved to the Premier League and has been in brilliance over the past few matches. Haaland has already scored nine goals in his five matches in the Premier League, and will imagine his chances of scoring against the Aston Villa defense line. Manchester City has an exceptional record in head-to-head matches against Aston Villa in recent seasons after winning its last six matches against West Midlands club.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa
Aston Villa suffers only one injury ahead of the strong confrontation against Manchester City on Saturday. Steven Gerrard will miss his summer signing with Diego Carlos, who is currently absent due to a long-term injury. Deadline for Jan Bednarek Carlos is expected to fill in and should start his first game for Aston Villa against Manchester City this weekend.
Steven Gerrard is set to continue with Emiliano Martinez as his goalkeeper. Bednarik Izri Konsa should feature at Aston Villa's central defense, with Mattie Cash and Lucas Dejne as full-backs. Danny Ings has not been at his best this season, and Ole Watkins is expected to lead Aston Villa's streak against Manchester City.
Philippe Coutinho and Leon Bailey should start as wide strikers. Gerrard will need all the speed and creativity he can get against a determined Manchester City defense quadruple. While Aymeric Laporte and Calvin Phillips will miss the Manchester City match against Aston Villa due to their injuries. However, Jack Grealish and Nathan Ake are on the verge of making a comeback with Manchester City.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City
The title holders are unlikely to make many changes to their squad given their recent form, and Guardiola is expected to continue with the likes of Kyle Walker, Robin Dias, John Stones and Joao Cancelo at full-back.
Manchester City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 14 matches (Premier League). Manchester City have won their last nine matches against Aston Villa in all competitions.
Manchester City have scored at least two goals in their last nine games against Aston Villa in all competitions.
Manchester City have racked up first-half and full-time wins in their last five away games against Aston Villa in all competitions. Aston Villa have lost five of their last six Premier League games The 22-year-old Manchester City striker looked unstoppable against Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace in the past week. So Haaland is without a doubt our man to watch against Aston Villa this weekend.
Aston Villa have been mediocre defensively, and they are up against the most imposing striker in the Premier League. Haaland will surely support himself to score, and it would not be surprising if he managed to score more than once to pile more misery on the host side. Aston Villa will be determined to get their season back on track with a positive result at home against Manchester City. However, the home side are far from deep here, and Pep Guardiola's team have confidence and momentum with them.