Reigning champions Manchester City will host Aston Villa on the final matchday of Premier League 2021-22 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, May 22. The match will kick off at 8:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City are aiming to retain the Premier League title and claim their fourth championship in five seasons.
With 90 points from 37 matches, the Cityzens are leading Liverpool by just one point in the standings. Manchester City have their fate in their own hands and need to win against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa irrespective of the match result between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.
On the other hand, Aston Villa have had an ordinary Premier League campaign this season, registering just 13 wins in 37 matches. Steven Gerrard’s men have amassed 45 points from 37 games and are placed 14th in the standings.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa odds for Premier League 2021-22
Manchester City: 1.16
Aston Villa: 16.50
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Manchester City vs Aston Villa recent form
Manchester City will look to put on an improved performance after being held 2-2 by West Ham in their previous encounter in the Premier League. The Cityzens came back from 0-2 down to salvage a crucial point. However, City have been unbeaten in their last five matches in the league, securing victories in four of those.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa have been in poor form, registering just two wins in their last five Premier League matches. The Lions were held to a 1-1 draw against Burnley at home on Friday.
Manchester City: D, W, W, W, W
Aston Villa: D, D, L, W, W
Manchester City vs Aston Villa head-to-head
Manchester City have dominated Aston Villa in the Premier League, winning 27 of the 43 matches that they have played so far. Aston Villa have secured just seven victories while nine matches have ended in draws.
Furthermore, Manchester City have won their last five Premier League matches against Aston Villa.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa prediction and tips for Premier League 2021-22
Going by recent form and past head-to-head record, Manchester City will start as overwhelming favourites against Aston Villa in the crucial title-winning encounter on Sunday. Under manager Pep Guardiola, Manchester City have won all five of their final league games of the season and are likely to continue his unbeaten streak.
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