Manchester City vs. Aston Villa Betting Tips 22/05/2022

Teams Status

Manchester City Form and Team News

Riyad Mahrez will be left ruing his hard luck as he was presented with the chance to give City the league on a platter of gold against West Ham – a penalty in the 85th minute. As Lucasz Fabianski saved the penalty kick, the look on Guardiola’s face was easy to read. They had put more pressure on themselves ahead of Matchday 38.

City should have won the league by now, but a string of poor performances meant dropped points, and a resilient Liverpool managed to close the gap to just one point. They will draw hope from their sheer dominance over Villa in recent years, winning all but one of their last ten meetings, with the odd one being a 0-0 draw in 2015. They will look to Kevin de Bruyne, who has been a revelation in recent weeks, for some magic to take them over the line.

Ruben Dias, John Stones, and Kyle Walker are still on the sidelines and may not feature in this must-win match for The Blues due to injuries.

Aston Villa Form and Team News

Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa have shone this season, although in a stop-start kind of way. They have been excellent in some matches and roundly poor in others, which explains their 14th position on the table, with 44 points from a possible 114. Two wins in their last five matches and three in their last ten marks a period when Villa lost all their midseason promise.

They will look to do Liverpool a favor by stopping Manchester City from winning, although their recent performances against The Blues suggest otherwise. Indeed, they have lost nine of their last ten meetings with City, winning none and drawing one. But they have shown heart in recent matches, with Danny Ings and Ollie Watson particularly hungry for goals.

Emiliano Martinez, Leon Bailey, Ezri Konsa, and Kourtney Hause may not make the trip to the Etihad Stadium due to injuries.