In the European championships, a difficult time begins – the teams play two matches a week. Within the framework of the 14th round of the Premier League, Aston Villa and Manchester City will meet. This game will be the first for Steven Gerrard against a top English team. The football match Aston Villa – Manchester City will begin on December 1, 2021 at 23:15 Moscow time.
Steven Gerrard played two games in the Premier League with Aston Villa. In both meetings, he managed to win over strong teams – Brighton and Crystal Palace. After his first win, Gerrard said that all the players were as motivated as possible:
I have a mixture of excitement, relief and pride. You can’t be more proud of the players than I am. Some only worked with us for a few days, but generally did everything they were asked to do.
The first thing Gerrard did was change the scheme. Aston Villa has changed from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3 with a more aggressive style of play. This gave its results. Villa has 4 goals in two matches and conceded only 1.
Gerrard’s squad problems are being solved. Buendia returned. So far, the Argentinean cannot spend the entire 90 minutes on the field, but comes on as a substitute. Only Traore and Trezeguet remained in the lions’ infirmary.
The manner of playing has changed. Aston Villa began to show more spectacular combination football. The second goal against Crystal Palace is a clear confirmation of this.
Aston Villa Twitter
Manchester City is in third place in the Premier League standings. Pep Guardiola’s team, as always, shows consistently high results. If you look at the metric of expected points, then the townspeople should be on the second line in the standings.
Guardiola has squad problems. The main one is Kevin De Bruyne’s disease. He tested positive for coronavirus and is in self-isolation in Belgium. But there is a chance that he will return to the match with Willa. Alexander Zinchenko played in his position in the match with PSG. It is also unknown whether Jack Grealish, who received a minor injury while playing for the England national team, will be able to take part in the match.
Despite the absence of important players, Manchester City still looks like a very serious contender – the townspeople have the strongest bench. In the match against PSG, Jesus came on as a substitute, gave an assist, scored a goal and became the best player of the match.
Manchester City Twitter
The broadcast of the match to Russian spectators is available on the OKKO service. You can follow the game in text format on the website sports.ru.
- Manchester City is the clear favorite in the match… The coefficient for the victory is grosjean 1.36.
- In the nuclear submarine townspeople conceded more than one goal in only two matches… Crystal Palace and Liverpool have scored two goals each.
- In the last five face-to-face meetings, City have won five times. Total 2.5 was broken in four games heads.
- On average, 3 goals are scored in Aston Villa matches, and 2.6 in Manchester City matches.
- Recommended bet per match – TB 2.5 for 1.68…
More than 2.5 goals