AVL vs MCI Dream 11: Can Villa pull off a shock win over Manchester City

Manchester City took a couple of points off Liverpool at the top of the table after the Reds were held by Manchester United.

The Cityzens won 2-0 against Crystal Palace but it could have been a lot more. They were in action during midweek too and easily defeated Atalanta in the Champions League.

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick and the Cityzens can put more pressure on the Reds by beating Aston Villa.

Manchester City
Manchester City are defending Premier League champions

The Villans seem to be finding their place in the top division again and have won two games in a row.

Jack Grealish has been in great form but facing City at the Etihad will be a tough proposition.

However, City have their injury problems with Rodri missing due to a hamstring injury and Oleksandr Zinchenko undergoing knee surgery which should keep him out for a while.

John McGinn
John McGinn has scored some important goals for Villa

Match details

  • Premier League 2019/20
  • Manchester City vs Aston Villa
  • Saturday 26 October, 2019 – 5:00 PM IST
  • Venue – Etihad


  • Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games
  • City lost their previous home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • The Cityzens also lost to newly promoted Norwich City at the start of the season
  • Villa have scored at least two goals in their last four Premier League games

Dream 11 Fantasy tips and Predictions

On paper, City should be easy winners of this game but things are never that easy in the Premier League.

The Cityzens have struggled at the back and it could be a tough night if Villa target their centre-backs.

Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish could be the key man for Villa this season

The newly-promoted Villans have put up some impressive displays this season and could hit City on the counter, similar to what Wolves did.

Dream 11 requires a mix of players from both sides in a team, and that could land a huge haul of points.


Tom Heaton gets the nod for this position only because there could be a lot of goals scored from both sides.

Keeping more Manchester City attackers than Villa’s would be the right call to make.


Matt Targett is the only Villa defender that should be selected thanks to his work down the left.

Matt Targett
Matt Targett could cause problems for City down the left

Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy could create a ton of chances for Manchester City in the clash, and they should get some points.


The midfield sees a split between the Villa and City players.

John McGinn and Grealish could do a lot of damage to the City defence and they will have to put in a shift on Saturday.

Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling has been in great form this season

The majority of City’s chances are created by Kevin de Bruyne and the Belgian could be one of the keys to winning the game for the home side.

Bernardo Silva has been in excellent form since last season, and the Portugal star is the second City player in the midfield.


Gabriel Jesus did a great job against Palace and gets the nod ahead of Sergio Aguero for this clash.

Gabriel Jesus
Gabriel Jesus (L) has done well for City this season

Sterling has to be in the team thanks to his excellent form while Trezeguet from Villa could get some points after a great performance against Brighton last week.

Captain and Vice-captain

De Bruyne should be the captain for this game while Sterling should be named as the vice-captain.

Dream 11 Aston Villa vs Manchester City line-up
Dream 11 Aston Villa vs Manchester City line-up


City should be too powerful for Villa, even if they have had a tough time in recent weeks.

The home side should win the game easily and it could be a big scoreline for the Manchester team.


Selections, fantasy tips and predictions are based on historical data related to the team. It is advisable to conduct additional research close to the game for more accurate team news and player availability.

Several factors were taken to build this team, however, individuals should have their own ideas for player selection as this piece only provides some guidelines.

Image credits: Getty, AFP, Bongarts, (Dream 11 for team line-up)


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