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Manchester City vs Aston Villa: Live statistics, in-play betting tips & live odds

By Tom Dutton

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Published: 15:33, 20 January 2021

Manchester City will go top of the Premier League pile with victory over Aston Villa at the Etihad on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola’s side are in fine form – nine unbeaten, winning seven – and have propelled themselves right into the title frame.

Phil Foden, who will be feeling fresh after a late cameo from the bench against Crystal Palace, is a price boost 13/2 to score a brace against Aston Villa. Foden has the most goals per 90 mins (0.51) of anyone in the Manchester City squad this term.

The match also pits together Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish – the two most creative talents in Europe’s top five leagues since the start of least season. You can get De Bruyne to score and Manchester City to win at 2/1 with Sky Bet, while Grealish is a price boost 20/1 to score from outside the box.

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Fancy Villa to score? They will need to break down the tightest defence in the league (nine clean sheets, 13 goals conceded), but that means Villa are good value – especially when you dig a little deeper. Dean Smith’s side are fifth in terms of big chances created (32) in the Premier League this season, and have scored in every single away game.

Anwar El Ghazi to score first is 20/1, while Manchester City to win and both teams to score looks a handy 15/8. If you reckon Smith’s side will pull off a real coupon buster, look no further than Ollie Watkins to score first and either draw 1-1 or Aston Villa to win 2-1 at odds of 150/1 on Sky Bet.

Follow live match statistics below as the action progresses, with kick-off scheduled for 6pm.

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