Manchester City will be welcoming Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium for the Premier League game on Wednesday at 11:30 PM IST. The hosts have acquired the second spot with 35 points while the visitors have occupied the 11th spot with 26 points.
Manchester City played 17 matches out of which they won 10 games, lost twice and had a draw on five occasions. Aston Villa played 15 games, they won eight matches, lost five and had a draw twice.
The hosts are currently on an eight-game winning streak across all competitions and just two points behind the table-toppers Manchester United in the points table. Aston Villa on the other hand is yet to win a game in their previous two outings.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Manchester City clearly has the upper hand as they beat Aston Villa 75 times out of the 173 matches the two teams played against each other. Aston Villa were victorious on 57 occasions and 41 games were ended in a draw. The visitors are winless against City since 2013. The last fixture between the two teams took place in March last year, the hosts won the match and went on to win their third successive League cup title.
Manchester City has no issues regarding injuries in their squad. Only Nathan Ake is ruled out due to a muscle issue. Aymeric Laporte is doubtful for the upcoming game due to a hamstring issue. Sergio Aguero is in isolation after the striker came in contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
Aston Villa will be missing Dean Smith as the player got tested positive for the COVID-19 last week. Wesley is struggling with a knee injury and will be missing the upcoming game.