David Silva, James Milner, and Wilfried Bony are fit for the match but Man City are without the services of Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, and Stevan Jovetic. Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor could be fit for the match but Ciaran Clark, Nathan Baker, and Alan Hutton are out injured.
Manchester City's fall from the title challenge has been a hard one and one that's prompted the calls for the sacking of manager Manuel Pelligrini. While it still looks solid that City will make the Champions League, the lack of success in both league and cup this season could be his downfall. Aston Villa are on a wild revival. Having remarkably outplayed Liverpool to reach the FA Cup Final on the 30th of May and beating rivals West Brom twice, Villa look to be on the rise under new manager Tim Sherwood. A game in pocket will mean their work in securing their Premier League status is not close to ending, but with a 3 point cushion their fight for survival is not a hopeless one.
Manchester City have won the last 7 Premier League games against Aston Villa, scoring 23 goals and conceding only 2 in the process. City have also won their last 4 home games, scoring 12 goals in those games. Midfielder Yaya Toure has scored in his last 3 games again Aston Villa.
Aston Villa have taken 10 points from their last 6 Premier League games, which is equal to the number they took in the preceding 15 games. Villa also need 7 more points to beat their lowest ever finishing total in a season they were not relegated in, 38 points, a total they have finished on in 2 of their last 3 seasons. Christian Benteke is in hot form, scoring 9 in his last 7 games in both league and cup.
Prediction: I like Villa to get something here. I can't decided if it's 1 or all 3 points but something for sure.
Man City 1-1 Villa