Premier League betting – Man City vs Aston Villa
Man City vs Aston Villa betting preview
Manchester City League Form: WDWWLW Position: 2nd
Manchester City recovered from a home defeat to Everton last time out, to claim an impressive victory away at Newcastle on Boxing day to climb to 2nd in the league.
Consequently, the Citizens go into the tie against lowly Aston Villa firm favourites and best priced at 4/7 with Stan James. Although it does seem Roberto Mancini’s men save their best form for the road after winning just two of their last 6 games at home. With Carlos Tevez back in form after scoring twice at the weekend, the Argentinian is a great price at 9/2 with totesport to score 2 or more goals in the game. There is further good news for Man City as they take on Aston Villa on Tuesday with only Kolo Toure missing through suspension.
Aston Villa League Form: DLLLWL Position: 15th
Aston Villa continue to struggle for form under Gerard Houllier after winning just one of their last 6 league games and consequently dropping as low as 15th and could struggle again on Tuesday. Youngster Marc Albrighton has been a shining light for the Villans this season and scored again at the weekend. The young winger is looking a good bet at 6/1 with William Hill to get on the score sheet at any time. Ashley Young looks set to miss out again for Aston Villa, whose injury list also includes Luke young and Steve Sidwell. Although they will be boosted by the continued return of youngster Fabian Delph who made a comeback on Sunday after nearly 8 months out.
Match Prediction Man City WIN best priced at 4/7 with Stan James
Manchester City should have too much for a Villa side low on confidence, when the two clash at Eastlands on Tuesday as Roberto Mancini will want to continue to put pressure on the other teams around them. Although a home win will not bring particularly large winnings, a 2-0 correct score with Unibet is showing a good offering of 27/4. While the Citizens scored twice in the first half away at Newcastle at the weekend and good odds of 4/1 are being offered by SkyBet for the home side to repeat that feat on Tuesday.
Carlos Tevez to score and Man City win – 7/5 Paddy Power
2-0 Manchester City Win – 27/4 Unibet
Marc Albrighton to score at any time – 6/1 William Hill
By Sam Markham
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