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The early kick-off in the Premier League today sees Manchester City take on Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium.
City can close the gap to Liverpool to 3 points with a win today, meanwhile victory for the Villains would take them into the top half of the table.
The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport. Here are the factz you need to know:
* City’s recent record against Villa is enviable – they’ve won their last 9 home matches against them.
* City also haven’t lost consecutive he matches since February 2016.
* Villa have hit some form, winning their last two. They haven’t won 3 in a row in the Premier League since 2010.
* Aston Villa have also scored at least twice in each of their last 4 matches.
* City’s strike force is on fire: Gabriel Jesus has scored in each of his last 7 appearances while Sergio Aguero is second in the PL goalscoring charts with 8 strikes – one behind Jamie Vardy.
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