Aston Villa v Manchester City : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 30-11-2021 9:21 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 30-11-2021 09:21 PM (1 month ago)
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Date: Wednesday 1st December, 2021
Time: 9:15 pm
Stadium  Villa Park
Referee      Mike Dean (England)
Goal Scorer:
 
Team News

Aston Villa
Villa continue to cope without long-term victim Trezeguet, who is close to making his comeback for the Under-23s, while Bertrand Traore is "some weeks" away from returning from a hamstring injury.

Douglas Luiz had only been on the pitch seven minutes before seeing red against Palace, but VAR intervened and downgraded the midfielder's card to a yellow, so he is fine to line up here.

Luiz could take the place of Marvelous Nakamba in the middle, and the need for fresh legs should also see Danny Ings and Anwar El Ghazi come into contention for starts.

It would certainly be interesting to see what sort of reception Jack Grealish would receive on his return to Villa Park, but the attacker is still struggling with an injury and is a major doubt for this contest.
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Ings, Watkins

Manchester City
Kevin De Bruyne is not expected to return from coronavirus infection just yet, while a late call will have to be made on Phil Foden and Ferran Torres is definitely out with his foot fracture.

John Stones is sure to return to the backline with Aymeric Laporte suspended for an accumulation of bookings, while Oleksandr Zinchenko could deputise at left-back or in midfield should Guardiola feel the need to rotate.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Prediction: Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City


Posted: at 30-11-2021 09:21 PM (1 month ago) | Hero