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Man City vs Aston Villa Preview & Tips - City to secure EPL title

By Ralph Staniforth
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  • Man City vs Aston Villa predictions for Sunday's Premier League game 
  • The game will be played at the Etihad Stadium (16:00 BST)
  • Can Pep Guardiola's side end the season with some silverware?
  • Preview, tips, stats and team news
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The equation is simple - City win and they are champions. A draw or defeat will mean they need Liverpool to draw or lose. Aston Villa, on the face of it, have nothing to play for but with Liverpool legends throughout their coaching staff there will be some motivation. But can Aston Villa hold what will be a determined City outfit for 90 minutes? That is unlikely.

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Man City vs Aston Villa Preview

Manchester City need to match or better Liverpool's result on the final day to lift the Premier League trophy. After a season that has been full of ups and downs, Pep Guardiola's side are backed to claim the win they need in high-scoring affair.
  • Man City vs Aston Villa Preview
  • Head to Head
  • Man City Form 
  • Man City Injuries
  • Aston Villa Form 
  • Aston Villa Injuries
  • Man City vs Aston Villa FAQ

  • Man City have won 6 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Man City have scored 2+ goals in their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Man City have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Man City have won their last 8 matches against Aston Villa (all competitions).

Head to Head

City beat Villa 2-1 on the road earlier in the season to extend their winning run against Aston Villa to eight matches in a row. They have also won 11 of the last 12.

Man City Form 

Manchester City were forced to share the points in a 2-2 draw with West Ham in their last match as they came from 2-0 down to claim a draw that keeps top spot in their own hands. 

City had won the previous five matches in a row in the Premier League to remain ahead of Liverpool in the title race.

Man City Injuries

Rúben Dias remains sidelined, but John Stones and Kyle Walker are set to return.

Aston Villa Form 

Villa come into this one on the back of a fairly poor run of form that has only resulted in two wins in their last 10 matches.

They recorded back-to-back wins over Norwich and Burnley but have since lost to Liverpool and drawn with Crystal Palace and Burnley again.

Aston Villa Injuries

Villa conclude the season without injured trio Leon Bailey, Kortney Hause and Ezri Konsa.

Man City vs Aston Villa FAQ

What time does Man City vs Aston Villa start?

The match kicks off at 16:00 BST on Sunday, May 22.



Man City are tipped to wrap up the Premier League title with a ninth straight victory over Aston Villa. Over 2.5 and over 3.5 goals is predicted.

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22 May 2022