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Wednesday night, reigning champions Manchester City take on a high-flying Aston Villa team at Villa Park in an attempt to avoid going four games without a victory in the Premier League.

After 14 games, the Citizens in third place are just ahead of the Lions in fourth, with just one point separating these two teams in the top division standings.

Last Saturday, Aston Villa ended their four-game winning streak in all competitions as they overcame two early deficits to earn a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Bailey, Kamara, Luiz, McGinn; Diaby, Watkins

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake; Akanji, Kovacic; Foden, Alvarez, Bernardo, Doku; Haaland

Leon Bailey overturned Antoine Semenyo’s early goal, and Dominic Solanke gave Bournemouth a lead shortly after the break. However, Ollie Watkins, the standout player for Villa, saved the day with his 90th-minute equalizer, his third league goal in as many games and his eighth in the top flight this year, ensuring that Unai Emery’s team left the South Coast with a point.

Even though Villa drew, they are still in the Champions League spots. However, if fifth-place Newcastle United and fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur win their remaining games on Thursday, Villa might drop to sixth in the standings. Villa lost to Man City on Wednesday.

Man City has gone three games without winning in the Premier League for the first time since 2017. This has happened despite the fact that they led all three games against Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur.

Last weekend, the Citizens had to settle for a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Spurs at home after Dejan Kulusevski equalized in the 90th minute. The game ended controversially when referee Simon Hooper blew his whistle for a foul on Erling Haaland, which infuriated the home crowd by preventing Jack Grealish from running through on goal in stoppage time.

Prediction : AVL 2:2 MCI

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