Predicted Manchester City and Aston Villa line-ups

Here is how we predict Manchester City and Aston Villa will line up this weekend.

To be played on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 16:30. Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Odds: Man City 1/4, Draw 5/1, Aston Villa 9/1

A week on from their FA Cup exploits, Aston Villa travel to Manchester City in a bid to get another three points on the board in their Premier League campaign.

There is no doubt Tim Sherwood has had a positive impact at Villa Park, but there is still some work to be done before both he and the club’s fans can breathe easy.

Villa are currently four points clear of the drop-zone and now have to focus on league matters before turning their attention to the FA Cup final against Arsenal.

As for City, they have ambitions of their own, with a top-four finish vital but not yet guaranteed.

The Blues may be seven points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool but the Reds have a game in hand and City will not want to leave things to chance. As a result, expect them to go all out to win this fixture.

In early team news, City are without Gael Clichy (knock), Vincent Kompany (thigh), James Milner (knock), Wilfried Bony (ankle) and Stevan Jovetic (muscle injury). They also have minor doubts regarding David Silva and Samir Nasri.

As for Villa, Sherwood has major issues in defence with Nathan Baker (knee) and Alan Hutton (ankle) almost certainly out Aly Cissokho rated 50/50 to feature and Philippe Senderos (calf) and Ciaran Clark (knee) rated at 50 per cent and 75 per cent respectively.

Man City predicted lineup

  • Joe Hart
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Fernando
  • Frank Lampard
  • Jesús Navas
  • David Silva
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero

Aston Villa predicted lineup

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Jores Okore
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Fabian Delph
  • Jack Grealish
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Christian Benteke

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