Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 14:08 22/04/2015
Manchester City play host to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday 25th April, find out how the football betting offers at William Hill can benefit your Man City v Aston Villa bets.
Manchester City fans will be hoping that last week's 2-0 victory over West Ham is the beginning of a winning streak having seen their side lose 6 of the 8 matches beforehand to fall out of contention in the Premier League title race and be knocked out of the Champions League. Manuel Pellegrini's position as manager has been called into question and the pressure will almost certainly intensify if his team finish outside of the top four, so this is a game City cannot afford to lose.
15th placed Aston Villa are not out of the woods yet with their battle against relegation still ongoing, but there will be a real 'feel-good' factor in the camp after the Villans came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and book a place in the FA Cup Final. Tim Sherwood's side are unbeaten in 3 matches and will head to the Etihad in good heart, with a 4 point cushion to the drop zone.
Manchester City won this fixture 4-0 last season and the Citizens are looking to do the double over Villa, having recorded a comfortable 0-2 success in the reverse fixture at Villa Park.
Saturday's match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 at 17.30 and will be eagerly watched by both casual and professional gamblers looking to make a profit on what should be an interesting encounter. One way that you can increase your chances of winning long term, is to take advantage of the free bet offers available at William Hill, to add a level of protection to your Man City v Aston Villa bets.
Bore Draw Insurance
Not since February 1994 have these sides played out a bore-draw, but this season alone Aston Villa have been involved in four goalless games and they may view a draw away to Man City as a good result in the grand scheme of things.
Most of us will be hoping for an entertaining game, but if Man City v Aston Villa does finish 0-0 and ruin your bet, William Hill will refund all losing Correct Score and Double Result(HT/FT) bets on the match as a Free Bet equal to your stake, capped at a maximum of £50.
Goalscorer 2nd Chance
Sergio Aguero was on the score-sheet when these sides met earlier in the season and has been back among the goals lately, with 3 from his last 2 games played to take him to 20 Premier League goals this season. With the Argentine's barran spell seemingly over, plenty of punters will be betting on him to open the scoring against Aston Villa.
Those looking for bigger odds may well be drawn to David Silva who has notched 11 times from midfield in this campaign, though he is a doubt for the game with a suspected cheekbone fracture and Yaya Toure, whose opener at Villa Park was one of his 8 goals this season, may be prefered.
Punters siding with Aston Villa won't look much further than Christian Benteke who has 10 Premier League goals this season and scored his 9th in 7 appearances when bagging the equaliser against Liverpool last time out.
Fabian Delph got the winner at Wembley, but has not been scoring with any regularity and it could be more prudent to side with either Gabriel Agbonlahor or Andreas Weimann as alternatives, with the pair on 6 and 3 Premier League goals respectively.
Whoever you plump for in the First Goalscorer market, use William Hill for the added protection of a free bet refund, should your losing selection then go on to score the second goal of the game. Goalscorer 2nd Chance entitles qualifying customers to a free bet refund of up to £50.
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