Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City travels to Birmingham for a Saturday match with Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Citizens try to shorten the distance to leaders Chelsea in the table, whereas Villa struggle for a recovery in the league.
Villa had a great season start, but they were shot down in the latest two rounds, suffering two 3-0 defeats against Arsenal and Chelsea. Even though, Paul Lambert believes they are up to the challenge. He hopes to put Christian Benteke in the squad. The Belgian forward had been out of time due to an Achilles tendon injury since March, but he seems to be able to return.
On the other hand, Manchester City have a hard mission to accomplish, avoiding falling too far behind Chelsea, the current leaders. They might be able to do it this weekend, as Chelsea will have a tough encounter with Arsenal. One of the Citizens’ best players, Yaya Touré still owes great performances as he used to do last season. Samir Nasri is still out of action, while Jovetic and Fernando remain unconfirmed.
Villa keeps good memories of the last match they had at Villa Park. Home team managed to get an important 3-2 win, and they hope to repeat the achievement. However, Pellegrini’s squad will play at their best to get their second Premier League Trophy in a row.
Jazzou.com predict Manchester City will win 2-0 - Best odds at Bet365.
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