Aston Villa have been excellent under new coach Gerard, coming off back to back wins but they are now up against a very tough task. They will return home for their next match, where they will play host to Manchester City on Wednesday. Manchester City are coming into this match on a big winning streak and they would love to extend that.
Aston Villa (5-7-1) are coming into this match after a 2-1 win on the road against Crystal Palace. They were dominant in the first half and took the lead at the 15th minute, and doubled that at the 86th, before conceding a late goal at the 5th minute of stoppage time. They have now won two in a row, but prior to that they had 5 consecutive losses. Aston Villa are now sitting at the 13th spot of the Premier League with 16 points, scoring 18 and conceding 21 goals in the process. They have a 3-2-1 record at home, scoring 11 goals and conceding 8 in the process. They have scored in all 6 home matches so far, they kept 3 clean sheets but conceded 3 and 4 goals against Wolves and West Ham respectively.
Manchester City (9-2-2) beat West Ham at home much easier than the final 2-1 suggests. City had total control of that match, they took an early lead and doubled that at the 90th minute, only to concede a late and harmless goal. That was their 5th consecutive win in all competitions, scoring 2+ goals in all 5 wins but keeping just 2 clean sheets in the process. Manchester City are sitting at the 2nd spot of the Premier League with 29 points, scoring 27 goals and conceding 7 in the process. They have a 4-1-1 record on the road, scoring 10 goals and conceding 4 so far, while 4 of their 6 matches had Under 2.5 Goals.