Manchester City is hosting Aston Villa in a game that can bring them their sixth Premier League title. All they need to do is to finish the season strong with a win when the Villans visit Etihad Stadium in Manchester on May 22, 2022.
- Manchester City vs Aston Villa
- Premier League, Round 38
- Date – 22/5/2022
- Starting time – 4 PM local time
- Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City Stats & Form
Manchester City is having a very good season so far. They have been on top of the Premier League all season long but were not able to secure the title earlier than the last match-day.
However, the Citizens are in a situation to create their own destiny as a win against Aston Villa will give them the sixth Premier League title since they won the first one in 2011.
Pep Guardiola’s team was stunned in the UEFA Champions League semifinals losing to Real Madrid I dramatic finish and if they fail to win the Premier League, this season will turn into a real disaster for the team from Etihad.
Manchester City are on top of the standings going into the final match-day with 90 points only one more than Liverpool. That means that if the Sky Blues fail to win and Liverpool does win, then the Reds will celebrate the title.
Manchester City has 28 wins in 37 rounds so far in the English elite competition with 6 draws and 3 losses.
They are coming off a 2-2 draw on the road against West Ham which put them in a must-win situation going into the last game of the season.
Manchester City News
Ruben Dias, John Stones and Kyle Walker will not play for Manchester City in the game against Aston Villa.
Aston Villa Stats & Form
Aston Villa is not having as good of a season as they expected but at least they haven’t found themselves in the relegation zone.
The team from Birmingham is 14th in the standings with 13 wins, 18 losses and 5 draws which have earned them 44 points.
They have 2 wins, 2 draws and one loss in the last five games and are coming off a 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace.
Aston Villa has defeated Manchester City for the last time in 2013.
Aston Villa News
Leon Bailey and Kortney Hause will not play for Aston Villa.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Head-to-Head Stats
Manchester City has won the last 8 games against Aston Villa and has been undefeated in the last 11.
Nine of the last ten games between these two teams have seen at least 3 goals.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Betting Odds
Manchester City is a huge favorite going into this game with the odds for their win are at -667 while the odds for Aston Villa’s victory are at 680. The draw is set at 1600.
The total goal margin is set at 3 with -135 to go over and 109 for under.
Manchester City had a strong start of the season and somewhere in mid-season it seemed like they will cruise to another Premier League title. But as the season progressed, Liverpool was playing excellent making a long winning streak and now the Citizens will have to win in the last round to secure the title. Of course, they will do that against a team they have defeated in the last 8 matchups. They have their destiny in their own hands and will go for another win for history.
City usually plays very patiently but this time around they will go from the start and not let time put them under pressure. An easy win of at least two goals differential is expected on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.