Aston Villa v Manchester City tips – free-scoring City can sizzle
Manchester City might be mediocre in Europe but they should claim a facile win at Villa Park
October 1st, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini was angry at the way his team played on Tuesday night when drawing 1-1 with Roma, although Manchester City should return to winning ways on Saturday evening.
A trip to Villa Park last season saw the home side recover from going behind to win 3-2 against the eventual champions, although the visitors should enjoy better fortune this time around, especially with Aston Villa on the receiving end of 3-0 defeats against Arsenal and Chelsea.
City are not much of a price at 8/15 with Ladbrokes, even if you think they will get over the line although there are other ways to back them and the City HT FT price of 5/4 makes plenty of appeal with Sky Bet.
Pellegrini likes his team to be fast out of the traps and Arsenal were three goals to the good in the last match at Villa Park, with the Gunners scoring quickfire goals which suggest that the Aston Villa bubble has burst.
Paul Lambert’s team had ten points from four matches before consecutive 3-0 defeats and they might struggle to live with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko after the pair scored a combined hat-trick at the KC Stadium last weekend.
Dzeko is a flat track bully of the highest order and can be backed at 6/1 to score the first of this encounter, with Aguero a similar price as the pair continue in the absence of Stevan Jovetic.
Villa are as big as 13/2 to claim victory in this match and the Midlands side will be looking to keep things tight against the champions although they lack firepower as Christian Benteke continues his rehabilitation.
A 3-0 win for Manchester City makes appeal at odds of 11/1, with Pellegrini likely to be happier about his team’s performance than he was after the Roma game.
Manchester City HT FT @ 5/4 with Sky Bet
Saturday Premier League tips
Hull v Crystal Palace 15:00
Leicester v Burnley 15.00
Liverpool v West Brom 15.00
Sunderland v Stoke City 15:00
Swansea v Newcastle United 15.00
Aston Villa v Man City 17.30