Pep Guardiola’s side have won all but one of their games thus far and have an in-form Erling Haaland to play with, with the Norway international coming off the back of two consecutive hat-tricks.
Julian Alvarez also opened his account for the champions, giving City even more firepower, so much so that at times it does not quite seem fair on the rest of the division.
Gerrard, meanwhile, has admitted to feeling under pressure after seeing his side lose to Arsenal. So then, the idea of playing a free-scoring City side will unlikely brighten his mood.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 5.30pm BST kick-off time on Saturday September 3rd, 2022.
Villa Park in Birmingham will host.
Where to watch Aston Villa vs Manchester City
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go App.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City team news
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Ramsey, Kamara, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Watkins, Bailey
Subs: Ings, Buendia, Chambers, Augustinsson, Young, Bednarek, Coutinho, Olsen, Archer
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Joao Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Haaland
Subs: Ake, Grealish, Ortega, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Palmer, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand
Aston Villa vs Manchester City prediction
Given just how many goals Villa have shipped this season, it seems difficult to imagine City won’t leave Villa Park with three points.
Man City to win 3-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Aston Villa wins: 57
Manchester City wins: 79