Premier League Preview: Aston Villa vs. Manchester City

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Updated: October 3, 2014
Manchester City

Match Date: 04 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Villa Park

 

Aston Villa is hopeful that Christian Benteke’s return on the pitch will bolster their chances of winning against the defending champion, Manchester City. After a 3-match winless state, the club thrashed Hull City with four (4) goals and propelled its rank to the 3rd spot of the Premier League table. With the said win, it is hard to dismiss City’s abilities to come up with a big win at Villa Park.

 

The contenders

Aston Villa

After a strong start, Aston Villa suffered a slow decline in the league table. For the second time around, it experienced a clean sheet. Chelsea was the culprit behind Aston Villa’s lost.
Despite the thrashing, the club is positive that it will be able to overcome City or at the very least, forced a draw.

 

Many are hopeful that the star man, Benteke shall inspire the squad to pull off a major win.

 

Manchester City

Manchester City is slowly imposing itself in the top-flight league. As mentioned, the victory against Hull gave them enough points to make it to the 3rd spot.

 

The only worry that the squad will have to confront is the psychological impact brought by the unexpected stalemate during the Champions League match against Roma.

 

Nevertheless, it does not change the fact that they are still, the match’s online betting favorite.

 

Possible head turners

But of course, if Benteke is indeed, joining City’s starting XI, there is no doubt that he is indeed, worth the attention.

 

 

Prediction

Aston Villa 1-3 Manchester City