Robbie Savage predicts that Manchester City will defeat Aston Villa in their upcoming match on Wednesday, December 6, to get back on track after a disappointing 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur. City currently sits in third place in the Premier League, three points behind leaders Arsenal, while Aston Villa is in fourth place, just a point behind City. Savage highlighted City’s defensive weaknesses, having conceded 10 goals in their last four games. He believes that a win is crucial for Guardiola’s side. Villa secured a last-minute draw against Bournemouth in their last match, and Savage expects a high-scoring game with City coming out on top with a 3-2 victory.
City has a strong record against Villa, having not lost to them in any competition since 2013. However, their last encounter at Villa Park ended in a 1-1 draw. Guardiola will have to make a decision on whether to start Jack Grealish or Jeremy Doku, as Grealish will be suspended for the match after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season. Despite struggling to secure a regular starting position this season, Grealish made an impact in the game against Tottenham, scoring a goal to put City ahead. Gary Lineker believes that Grealish’s performance will boost his confidence in the competition for a spot in the starting lineup. He also pointed out that Doku’s pace gives him an edge over Grealish. Grealish has started three out of eight league games this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist.
Overall, Savage is confident that Manchester City will triumph over Aston Villa in the upcoming match.