It’s difficult to imagine a scenario where Pep Guardiola’s machine-like side lose out on both the domestic title and Champions League in the space of a few days, although it could somehow be the case.
Only a win will completely ensure City wrap up their fourth League title in five years and the fact Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is in the opposite dugout simply cannot be ignored.
Their performance against West Ham was slightly concerning and Aston Villa’s ability to push Liverpool close last week does suggest City could be in for a nervy afternoon. That, however, is something City are more than experienced in.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 4pm BST kick-off time on Sunday May 22, 2022.
The Etihad Stadium in Manchester will host.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Aston Villa
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go App.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa team news
Guardiola has confirmed Kyle Walker and John Stones have returned to training in a major boost for his title hopes. Coming back into the side, they should – at least in theory – tighten up a defence West Ham had joy against last week.
Elsewhere, Fernandinho will make his final appearance as a City player in at least some capacity, alongside potentially Ilkay Gundogan.
For Villa, Gerrard rested ex-Liverpool duo Danny Ings and Philippe Coutinho for the midweek draw with Burnley, and they will surely start.
Ezri Konsa is the only major doubt for the away side.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa prediction
It may well be nervy but City’s injury boosts will likely have a major impact.
Manchester City to win 3-1.
Head to head (h2) history and results
Man City wins: 78
Aston Villa wins: 57