Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Aston Villa Preview

After the International break Roberto Mancini will be looking for the blues to continue their red hot form at the Etihad Stadium when Alex McLeish brings his Aston Villa side this Saturday.  The Villa side include 3 former City stars in their squad with Shay Given, Richard Dunne bound to feature Stephen Ireland has also seen action in 4 of Villa's games so far this season. 

It is bound to be a tough test for City as Villa are unbeaten away this season having drawn all 3 games scoring and conceding 3 goals.  Villa will also feature a in Darren Bent a man who managed to score twice last season against the Blues adding to the threat of Gabriel Agbonlahor who is great goal scoring form it could be a big test for Joe Hart and his defense that haven't let a goal past them in the last 5 league games at home.

City should welcome back Sergio Aguero who went off with a muscle strain midway through the first half at Ewood Park two weeks ago.  Added to this David Silva, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri all found the net for their Countries midweek confidence will have remained high amongst City's attack minded players.  Indeed at Blackburn Mario Balotelli  looked at his dangerous best Roberto Mancini certainly has a welcome selection headache.

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