Manchester City’s match tonight against Aston Villa may be the perfect opponent for the treble winners to find form. The European champions will head to Villa Park sitting third in the table 6 points behind league leaders Arsenal. Unai Emery’s side will be up for the challenge posed by the treble winners given their impressive start to the season.
City will head to Villa Park to take on an Aston Villa side amid a thirteen-game winning streak at home. Under Unai Emery, they have become one of the better sides in the Premier League. Upfront Emery’s side possesses an array of weapons. Ollie Watkins is their top scorer this season with 13 goals in all competitions. He is supported by dynamic wingers Leon Bailey and Moussa Diaby. Aston Villa also possess a goal threat from midfield. John McGinn and former Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz also chime in with important goals for their side. Given their start to the season, Aston Villa be a tough challenge for Pep Guardiola’s side.
It’s against this backdrop that it could be the perfect game for City to find their best form. They will head to Villa Park without Rodri and Jack Grealish who miss through suspension. But so often in the past tough challenges have brought out the best in the treble winners. They will need to be at the peak of their powers against a quality opponent.
Pep Guardiola will be hoping that City’s defensive errors that have plagued their recent games don’t resurface against Aston Villa. Unai Emery’s side possess the weapons to take full advantage of such mistakes.
A tough test awaits Manchester City. But given the quality of the opponent, it could be the game to spark Pep Guardiola’s side back to life.