Aston Villa welcomes the champion Manchester City

The fighting for survival Aston Villa welcomes the champion Manchester City at the Villa Park in BIrmingham in a game from the 22th round of the Premier League. Our usual English Premier League predictions are going to follow.

Aston Villa made some progress lately by winning two of their last three games in the Premier League. This was the kind of impulse which the manager Dean Smith wanted to give his players.  Yes – Villa suffered a defeat against Watford at the Vicarage Road, but the wins the team enjoyed over Norwich City and Burnley could be really important at the end of the season.

Few days ago Aston Villa visited Leicester City and made a 1-1 draw in a first 1/2-final game for the Carabao Cup, but this competition is clearly not a priority for the club right now. Villa kept their chances of reaching the final at the Wembley, but surviving in the Premier League is much more important goal for the former kings of Europe.

In the same time Manchester City arrive at the Villa Park just few days after their 3-1 win over Manchester United in the other Carabao Cup 1/2-final. In this game the manager Pep Guardiola decided to use most of his star players, but in the same time he gave a rest to figures like Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Ederson.

Nobody is fooling himself now that Manchester City could defend their Premier League crown. The truth is that Liverpool are looking uncatchable at the moment and even Guardiola have admitted it. For Man City finishing the season in the league on a high note is a matter of honour.

These are our English Premier League predictions for the match between Aston Villa and Manchester City on Sunday. The Cityzens are the big favourite here, but let’s see what the hosts can offer.