Saturday, 28 September 2013
Aston Villa vs Man City - Sat 28th Sep 15:00 pm
Back to premier league duty for our in form City team, a trip to Birmingham to face Aston Villa is our next test.
I have to say I am really looking forward to the game today, we have been in really good form and I just don't see Aston Villa putting a stop to that.
Villa have had a good result against Arsenal this season and haven't really done much else, they have a poor home record and I only see that getting worse against City.
I don't want to be disrespectful to Villa but with Benteke missing from their team due to injury, I just don't see anyone else in their team who could inspire them to getting something out of this game. Villa are not the best at home either, they haven't managed to take any points from their first two home games and have conceded at home in their last 13 league games, couple this with the fact that City have won 6 of the last 7 against Villa and it helps me to believe that we will not see anything but a City win.
We are absolutely flying at the moment and if I am honest I think there could be another hiding handed out, with Villa on the receiving end. When we are on form the way we are at the moment we are unstoppable, games like this against Villa should be our bread and butter.
It would be nice if we could put this game to bed in the first half today so that we can take it easy for the remainder of the game, we have got Bayern Munich on Wednesday so if we can avoid tiring ourselves out and any potential injuries, that would be ideal. Of course my view on today's game is based on the consistent performances we have put in lately, that however could be very naive of me.
Man City Team News:
Sergio Aguero is set to be out after picking up a knock against Utd, David Silva (thigh) has been training but his return may be saved for the Bayern game. Demichelis (knee) is still unavailable for selection.
Aston Villa Team News:
Main man Christian Benteke is out with a hip injury, Ashley Westwood (thigh), Jores Okore (knee), Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles) and Gary Gardner (back) are also missing for Villa.
Possible Man City Line Up: Hart, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Kompany, Clichy, Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri, Navas, Dzeko, Negredo.
Possible Aston Villa Line Up: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Luna, Tonev, Delph, El Ahmadi, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Kozak.
My Prediction: Aston Villa 0 - 4 Man City.
Worth A Bet: Fernandinho scores the first goal on a 0 - 4 Man City win @ 230/1.