Aston Villa’s 2021/22 Premier League campaign draws to a conclusion on Sunday when they travel to Manchester to take on title hopefuls Manchester City.
A win for the Citizens will add yet another trophy to their collection whilst a point or win for Villa will likely see the silverware return to Merseyside.
There may not be much riding on it directly for the claret and blue but there’s no denying that they are going to have a huge say on the outcome of the season this weekend.
Here’s all the details ahead of the game...
When and where is the game?
The game takes place on Sunday 22nd May at Manchester City’s home, the Etihad Stadium.
Kick-off is scheduled for 16:00 (BST).
Is Manchester City vs Aston Villa on TV?
Yes. For those unable to get to the game in person, it will be shown live on Sky Sports with coverage beginning an hour before.
Full highlights will be available to watch on Match of the Day from 22:30.
Who is the match referee?
Michael Oliver will take charge of the all important contest and he’ll be assisted by Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett.
David Coote is the fourth official whilst Darren England is in charge of VAR, assisted by Adrian Holmes.
Ruben Dias was ruled out for the season for Manchester City and remains that way but John Stones and Kyle Walker - who were both expected to have that same fate - have been training this week and could feature.
Ezri Konsa will be out for 12-16 weeks following the knee injury he suffered against Crystal Palace whilst Leon Bailey and Kortney Hause both remain unavailable.
Emiliano Buendia will be hoping to make a second successive start after grabbing the equaliser against Burnley on Thursday night.
Form guide (all competitions)
Manchester City: DWWLWW
Aston Villa: DDLWWD
Fans of Aston Villa (and Liverpool for that matter) should probably avoid this section because Villa’s recent record against City is torrid.
The Citizens have won 11 of the last 12 games with the other being a draw.
Villa haven’t actually beaten City since a 3-2 victory at Villa Park back in September 2013 - Karim El Ahmadi, Leandro Bacuna and Andi Weimann all scored to cancel out goals from Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure.
Manchester City: 1/7
Aston Villa: 16/1
(Correct as of Friday 20th May with SkyBet)
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