Premier League

Manchester City vs Aston Villa: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
It promises to be a feisty encounter
It promises to be a feisty encounter / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages
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Steven Gerrard will be hoping to have the last laugh in the Premier League title race as his Aston Villa side travel to face Man City on the final day.

City are in control of their own destiny, but a draw or defeat would open the door for Gerrard's beloved Liverpool to snatch the title as they entertain Wolves at Anfield.

Villa, meanwhile, are struck in a rut of draws after Burnley snatched a point at Villa Park in midweek, although they will be keen to end a turbulent season on a high. 

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Man City vs Aston Villa on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 22 May, 16:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Etihad Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), Peacock Premium (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day
Referee? Michael Oliver
VAR? Darren England


Man City team news

Pep Guardiola is counting the cost of mounting defensive injuries, with Ruben Dias having endured a particularly horrid time with injury this season.

The Spaniard welcomed both Kyle Walker and John Stones back to training this week, although it would be a risk if either were to start from the off.


Aston Villa team news

Ezri Konsa is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines which could eat into his pre-season preparations after sustaining a ligament injury.

Elsewhere, Kortney Hause is likely to miss out, while winger Leon Bailey is struggling with an ankle problem.


Man City vs Aston Villa score prediction

Aston Villa are likely to bunker in and ride a storm of Man City pressure in the early exchanges and they will need Emiliano Martinez to be at his best between the posts.

After agonisingly missing out on Premier League gratification in 2014, Gerrard will be keen to play his part in a potential Liverpool title success, referencing the 'pressure' Guardiola's side will be under on Sunday.

However, containing this City side at the Etihad Stadium is a nigh-on impossible feat for teams outside the traditional top six. Expect the Cityzens to score early to soothe the anxiety.

Prediction: Man City 3-0 Aston Villa

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