Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas thinks Manchester City will beat Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium. Pundit has explained his prediction.
“I like Aston Villa going forward, but there is no doubt in my head that they have issues in the full-back positions.” Nicholas wrote on Sky Sports.
“Dean Smith is attack-minded – they went to Arsenal and should have got something. But he will know the situation ahead of him here, but what does he do?
“Raheem Sterling is hot again, Gabriel Jesus is firing and David Silva is back to his best while, Kevin De Bruyne is superb. Pep Guardiola got angry with them at a similar time last season and they kicked on big style.
“They made a couple of points on Liverpool last week, but people were writing them off a couple of weeks ago. Manchester City will take care of themselves – there are goals in every department. It is a free swing for Villa but one that could land them in some trouble.” he added.
Place in PL table – 2
Record so far – 6 W 1 D 2 L
Previous match – Crystal Palace – Manchester City 0-2
Place in PL table – 12
Record so far – 3 W 2 D 4 L
Previous match – Aston Villa – Brighton 2-1