Man City’s quest for a fourth straight Premier League title continues on Wednesday when Pep Guardiola’s side host Aston Villa. The reigning champions come into this round sitting third, and they trail Liverpool by three points.

Before Betting On Man City vs Aston Villa

The pressure will be on Man City when they return to Premier League action on Wednesday. They come into this round sitting third in the standings after playing out draws in each of their last two matches. Their most recent tie was at home against Arsenal on Sunday, leaving City three points off the top of the standings.

Aston Villa look a good bet to join City in the Champions League next term. The West Midlands club comes into this round sitting in fourth, and a victory at the Etihad could see them end the round within two points of their rivals. Villa have won three of their last five, with their most recent victory coming at home against Wolves.

City’s record in this fixture could be the most important factor to consider this week, as they have won 17 of their last 18 home matches against Villa. They have also won each of the last 13 clashes between the sides at the Etihad. However, Villa landed an excellent 1-0 victory when the sides collided in December.

But, Villa have a poor record against reigning champions, winning just once in their previous 30 away matches. City have dominated in midweek matches, winning 27 of their last 29 played on a Wednesday. In fact, their only defeat in those matches was suffered in the reverse at Villa Park at the end of last year.

Man City vs Aston Villa Offshore Odds

Match ResultOdds
Man City1.28
Aston Villa9.45

Man City have a dominant record in this fixture, and they will need to claim maximum points on Wednesday to keep pace with the sides in the race for the title. It is hard to back anything other than a home victory for the defending champions.