Opta Stats: Manchester City v Aston Villa

Can Manchester City go top of the Premier League with the right result against Aston Villa?
Can Manchester City go top of the Premier League with the right result against Aston Villa?
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Manchester City can take the initiative in the title race with a victory over Aston Villa. Opta rates their chances.

"Manchester City have scored 150 goals this season in all competitions, 107 more than Aston Villa (43)."

City are likely to be available at around 2.01/1 to win to nil.

Manchester City have won 10 of their last 11 home games against Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League (L1). They are 1.171/6 to win.

Aston Villa have taken just two points from their last seven Barclays Premier League away games (D2 L5). City are 1.491/2 to win half-time/full-time.

Man City need four goals to score 100 in a league season for the first time since 2001-02 (scored 108 in a 46-game second tier campaign). Over 3.5 goals is 1.9620/21.

City last scored 100 goals in the top-flight back in 1957-58 (104 but only came fifth). Under 3.5 goals is available at 1.981/1.

Villa need three points from their last two Premier League games of 2013-14 to match the total they recorded last season (41). The odds of them adding to their tally with a draw are 10.09/1.

Six of Aston Villa's last seven Premier League goals have come before half-time. Villa are likely to be priced at around 5.75 to score the first goal.

Samir Nasri has scored or assisted a goal in six of his last nine PL apps for Man City. Nasri is 3.55/2 to score.

Yaya Toure has scored or assisted 26 goals in 33 Premier League appearances this season - he had a hand in 12 goals in each of his previous three PL seasons. Toure is 2.35/4 to score.

Manchester City have scored 150 goals this season in all competitions, 107 more than Aston Villa (43). City are likely to be available at around 2.01/1 to win to nil.

Man City's total of 57 home goals in the Premier League is 18 more than the Villans have in total (39). City are 1.9520/21 to win both halves.

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