Aston Villa – Manchester City
January 12, 18:30, Villa Park Stadium, Birmingham. Referee Meetings – Jonathan Moss
Not so long ago, Aston Villa learned terrifying news – two important and main players of the team Tom Heaton and Wesley Moraes broke the cruciate ligaments. They will miss at least six months, and the season for them is over. A serious blow for the “Villans”, given the fact that the team is fighting for survival.
It is noteworthy that during the week both Aston Villa and Manchester City played in the League Cup: the “Lions” tied with Leicester City (1: 1), and the “townspeople” defeated Manchester United (3: 1).
Despite the fact that Manchester City will be a guest at Villa Park, the “townspeople” will be clear favorites. The bookmakers have a similar opinion: the victory of the guests is estimated by a coefficient of 1.17, the draw is 8.60, and the victory of the Villans is 15.0.
In the first round, the teams played among themselves, and then the Pep Guardiola team (3-0) at Etihad won a landslide victory.