Manchester City was practically invincible from late November to early March as it put together a 28-game unbeaten streak (25 wins, three draws), including a string of 21 consecutive victories that ended with a 2-0 loss to Manchester United on March 7. The Cityzens bounced back with six straight triumphs but have lost two of their last three matches, including their FA Cup semifinal showdown with Chelsea over the weekend. Manchester City attempts to break out of its funk when it visits Aston Villa for an English Premier League clash on Wednesday. The Cityzens have dropped two of their last five league matches and have seen their lead over second-place Manchester United shrink to eight points with six games remaining.
Kickoff from Villa Park is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. ET. The latest Manchester City vs. Aston Villa odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Manchester City as 1.5-goal and -275 money-line favorites, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Aston Villa vs. Manchester City picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Manchester City vs. Aston Villa and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.
- Manchester City vs. Aston Villa spread: Manchester City -1.5
- Manchester City vs. Aston Villa over-under: 2.5 goals
- Manchester City vs. Aston Villa money line: Manchester City -275, Aston Villa +850, Draw +370
- MC: The Cityzens have scored more Premier League goals versus Aston Villa (83) than against any other opponent
- AV: Aston Villa has earned more points on the road (24) this season than at home (20)
Top predictions for Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
Green is leaning over 2.5 goals in Wednesday's matchup between Manchester City and Aston Villa. The Cityzens will be looking to let off some steam, and they will be facing the perfect opponent against which to do so. Manchester City has pummeled the Lions of late, scoring a total of 15 goals while winning its last four Premier League meetings. Ilkay Gundogan was rested in the side's 1-0 setback against Chelsea but could be back in the lineup on Wednesday as he's recorded 12 of his team-high 16 goals this season during league play.
Aston Villa will be without Jack Grealish (shin), who has scored six of his seven goals this campaign in Premier League contests, but still has some firepower at its disposal. Ollie Watkins tops the club with 14 goals, including 12 in league action, and has scored in each of his last three matches across all competitions. Anwar El Ghazi is tied with Grealish for second on the team with seven goals - six in the Premier League - while Bertrand Traore has recorded five of his six tallies in league play, which has helped Green in his decision to lean toward the over on Wednesday.
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