Manchester City is back in Premier League action this Sunday as Aston Villa travel to the Etihad Stadium, amid a backdrop of controversy around the reigning champions.
The defending champions are facing potential charges relating to more than 100 alleged breaches of Premier League financial regulations ahead of an external investigation.
Pep Guardiola has spoken extensively on the subject, but will now be looking to focus on matters on the pitch, with his side playing catch up to Arsenal in the title race – albeit Mikel Arteta’s side dropped points at home to Brentford on Saturday.
Here’s all the information on the match you need, from kickoff time, live stream and TV details, plus team news and the latest odds.
What time is Man City vs Aston Villa kick-off?
This Premier League clash will kick off at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, February 12 at 4.30 pm local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sun, Feb. 12||11:30 ET|
|Canada||Sun, Feb. 12||11:30 ET|
|UK||Sun, Feb. 12||16:30 GMT|
|Australia||Mon, Feb. 13||03:30 AEDT|
|India||Sun, Feb. 12||22:00 IST|
|Hong Kong||Mon, Feb. 13||00:30 HKT|
|Malaysia||Mon, Feb. 13||00:30 MYT|
|Singapore||Mon, Feb. 13||00:30 SGT|
|New Zealand||Mon, Feb. 13||05:30 NZDT|
Man City vs Aston Villa live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|USA||NBC USA Network, Telemundo||NBC app, fuboTV, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo,|
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go, NOW TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go NZ, Sky Sports NOW|
|India||—||Jio TV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League TV (Ch. 620-621)||now TV|
|Malaysia||Astro Super Sport||Astro GO, Sooka|
UK: This Premier League clash can be seen live on Sky Sports TV and streaming platforms in the UK.
USA: This match streams on the NBC platform while Telemundo has the Spanish coverage.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via FuboTV in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.
Man City vs Aston Villa lineups
Guardiola is boosted by the return of England star Phil Foden, but he’s only on the bench. John Stones remains sidelined, as the Spanish coach prepares to rotate.
Ruben Dias returns but Nathan Ake is left out in an apparent back three from Guardiola. Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan are recalled to the midfield.
Man City confirmed XI (3-4-3): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Dias, Laporte — Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan (C), Bernardo — Mahrez, Grealish, Haaland
Man City subs: Ortega (GK), Moreno, Phillips, Ake, Alvarez, Gomez, Akanji, Foden, Palmer, Lewis
Unai Emery’s own injury picture at Villa remains unchanged, with Diego Carlos still two weeks away from a return, he’s made changes from the 4-2 defeat to Leicester last week.
Aston Villa confirmed XI (4-4-2): Martínez (GK) — Young, Konsa, Chambers, Digne — Ramsey, Kamara, Douglas Luiz, Buendía — Bailey, Watkins
Aston Villa subs: Zych (GK), Swinkels, Coutinho, Correia, McGinn, Dendoncker, Cash, Sinisalo, Álex Moreno
Man City vs Aston Villa prediction, odds
Both sides lost last weekend in Premier League action, against Tottenham and Leicester respectively, but City knows they cannot afford to drop more points as they try to chase down Arsenal.
Villa has improved under Emery, but City has a dominant home Premier League record, with just one defeat at the Etihad since the start of 2022/23.
Prediction: Man City to win 2-0
|Man City win||23/100||1/5||1.22||-458|
|Aston Villa win||11/1||12/1||12.00||+1000|
|Over/Under 2.5 goals||10/21 – 6/4||1/2 – 6/4||1.52 – 2.55||-175, +126|
|Both teams to score Y/N||1/1 – 68/100||1/1 – 8/11||2.00 – 1.73||-108, -145|