Aston Villa are looking to make it two wins in a row under Steven Gerrard’s guidance as they prepare to host Manchester City at Villa Park on Wednesday.
At the weekend, the hosts defeated Crystal Palace 2-1, while the Citizens defeated West Ham United by the same score.
The Englishman’s dismissal from Aston Villa may have been the wisest option for everyone concerned, as Gerrard made it two for two against Palace on Saturday.
Following a corner, Matt Targett broke the deadlock in the 15th minute, before John McGinn sealed the victory with a superb effort from outside the area with four minutes remaining, and Marc Guehi’s consolation came too late for Palace to attempt a comeback.
Villa remain 13th in the Premier League rankings heading of the midweek round of fixtures, with Gerrard’s 100 percent start to life back in England.
The West Midlands team is one of three sides with 16 points, and a top-half berth may be theirs for the taking if things go their way this week.
City can take nothing for granted as Gerrard attempts to deliver even more festive happiness to the Villa Park supporters.
The hosts have scored in all of their Premier League home games so far this season, winning three of them.
As a result of the terrible storm, there has been a lot of snow. Storm One Premier League game, Burnley vs. Tottenham Hotspur, was postponed due to Arwen, but Man City’s battle with West Ham went the entire in arctic conditions, and Pep Guardiola’s side eventually won.
When will Aston Villa vs Manchester City match kick-off?
Aston Villa is going head to head with Manchester City starting on 1 Dec 2021 at 20:15 UTC at Villa Park stadium, Birmingham city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Currently, Aston Villa rank 13th, while Manchester City hold 2nd position.
Start date: 2 Dec 2021 01:45
Venue: Villa Park
Referee: Mike Dean, England
Head to Head Record
FT: Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City
FT: Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa
Manchester City Team News
It would be intriguing to watch how Jack Grealish is received upon his return to Villa Park, but the attacker is still out with an injury and is a serious doubt for this match.
Kevin De Bruyne’s comeback from coronavirus illness is still unknown, while Phil Foden’s status will have to be determined later, and Ferran Torres’ foot fracture will keep him out for the time being.
With Aymeric Laporte suspended for an accumulation of bookings, John Stones will almost certainly return to the backline, while Oleksandr Zinchenko might fill in at left-back or in midfield if Guardiola feels the need to rotate.
Aston Villa Team News
Villa are still without long-term injury victim Trezeguet, who is close to returning for the Under-23s, while Bertrand Traore, who is still out with a hamstring injury, is “several weeks” away from returning.
Douglas Luiz had only been on the pitch for seven minutes when he was sent off at Palace, but VAR intervened and reduced the midfielder’s punishment to a yellow, allowing him to play here.
Luiz may replace Marvelous Nakamba in the midfield, and the need for fresh legs should see Anwar El Ghazi returned as well, but Danny Ings’ rehabilitation from a thigh ailment has been hampered.
Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, El Ghazi
Manchester City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
How to watch Aston Villa vs Manchester City in US Livestream?
Live streaming will be available on Peacock TV.
How to watch Aston Villa vs Manchester City in India on TV?
Matches will beam live on Star Sports network.
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How to watch Aston Villa vs Manchester City in Australia Livestream?
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