Manchester City are looking to bounce back and beat Aston Villa to move closer to the top of the English Premier League table.
Man City are coming off a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur but remain in second place with 45 points, six behind leaders Arsenal.
The Gunners dropped points in a 1-1 draw against Brentford and this gives City the chance to go top if they can win here and beat Arsenal on Wednesday.
Aston Villa are also coming off a 4-2 thrashing at the hands of Leicester City and are in 11th place with 28 points.
City have won their last 12 matches against Villa in the league and defeated them by a 3-2 margin on the final day of the campaign last season.
Man City take to the pitch for the first time since being charged with over 100 alleged breaches of Premier League financial rules relating to sponsorship income, revenue and operating costs.
Villa have won only one of their last 29 away games against reigning champions in the EPL, with their only such victory coming against Man United in 2009.
Villa can proudly boast a three-game winning run in away matches – seeing off Brighton, Tottenham and Southampton in that hot run.
The visitors held City to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture and will look to go unbeaten against them in a season for the first time since 2001.
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What time does Man City vs Aston Villa start?
The game kicks off at 7:30pm Kenyan time at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Aston Villa team news
John Stones is out injured, meaning Rico Lewis will start on the right side of the defense alongside Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte.
Phil Foden may be available but will likely start on the bench as Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish occupy the attacking flanks.
Erling Haaland will lead the attacking line hoping to correct his mistakes from a woeful performance against Spurs last time out.
The Villa line-up is likely to remain unchanged as Lucas Digne and Ashley Young being left out of the starting XI.
Leon Bailey will start as well as Jacob Ramsey, with Ollie Watkins the main man up front.
Man City vs Aston Villa head to head
City have a good record against Aston Villa and have won 79 out of the 178 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Aston Villa’s 57 victories.
Man City vs Aston Villa current form
The hosts have won three times and lost twice in their recent run of five matches while Villa have bagged two wins in that run as well as losing twice.
Man City vs Aston Villa prediction
The home team are usually way better than their opponents and with the chance to move closer to the top at stake, Man City are tipped to win comfortably.