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Aston Villa - Manchester City - Preview

manchester cityThe Premier League champion will look to shorten the gap at the top of the table when it takse on Paul Lambert's struggling side at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.


Guzan, Lowton, Baker, Clark, Bennett, Westwood, Delph, Wiemann, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Benteke

Hart, Zabaleta, K.Toure, Nastasic, Clichy, Rodwell, Garcia, Milner, Y. Toure, Silva, Aguero

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has both Marc Albrighton (ankle) and Richard Dunne (groin) out but Shay Given, Ron Vlaar and Darren Bent could all return after missing the club's defeat to Arsenal last Saturday.

Elsewhere, Chris Herd is still sidelined with an ankle strain, while Craig Gardner is a long-term absentee with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will definitely be without Brazilian defender Maicon who is sidelined with a knee injury, while Vincent Kompany may miss the fixture due to a calf problem. Gareth Barry and Micah Richards are all nearing returns to fitness and could make the bench.

Jack Rodwell may continue in midfield, while Carlos Tevez will be fighting for a starting place after netting against Chelsea last Sunday.

Better's Prediction: Aston Villa : Manchester City - X [5/10]
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