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Man City vs Aston Villa – Visitors have dreadful Eastlands record

| 28.12.2010

Manchester City seem to have a knack of getting penalties against Aston Villa and this should help them continue their winning ways in the Premier League.

Match Odds

Although Manchester City have won more Premier League away games this season than at Eastlands, it is still understandable why they are heavy favourites to beat Aston Villa.

Manchester City’s betting odds are 1/2 to beat Aston Villa and it is a home fixture that they have emerged victorious from in seven of their last eight league meetings.

Not only have Villa only managed to win two of their last 17 encounters with Manchester City in all competitions home and away, but they have mustered one victory in eight games on their travels in the top flight this season.

Villa’s dismal away record means they are 6/1 to beat Manchester City, while the draw, which would be the first at Manchester City since 1994, is priced at 3/1.

First Goalscorer

Carlos Tevez has recently revealed that he is happy to stay at Manchester City and he is likely to be presented with a strong chance of adding to his season’s 12-goal tally with another against Villa.

Tevez scored from the penalty spot as Manchester City won their home game with Villa 3-1 last season and they have converted spot-kicks in three of their last four clashes with the opposition.

The Argentine will be on duty again should they be handed another penalty and therefore may represent the best bet to score the opening goal at 7/2.

Villa will be pinning most of their hopes on Gabby Agbonlahor finding the target and he is valued at 8/1 to grab the opener.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.