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Manchester City have won seven of the last nine league meetings. Their only defeat in that time was 3-2 at Villa Park in 2013.
City have won eight successive home matches against Aston Villa in the league since 2007.
Villa have failed to score in six of the eight most recent Premier League encounters between the sides.
Manchester City have lost three Premier League games in a row for the first time since November 2008. They last lost four in a row earlier that year, culminating in a 4-2 defeat by Villa on the opening weekend of the 2008-09 season.
City haven’t lost three Premier League home games in a row since March 2007, and they last went three matches without a home win in November 2010.
A fifth home defeat of the season would be as many as they suffered in the previous four seasons combined.
Sergio Agüero has managed four goals in his last three league matches against Aston Villa, but he has only scored once in eight Premier League appearances in the month of March.
Villa have lost three successive Premier League games.
They are winless in 13 away matches in the league since beating Bournemouth on the opening day of the season (D3, L10).
Remi Garde’s side have only scored five goals in their last 10 away games in the division.
They are the division’s lowest scorers with 22 goals, including just six in the first half of matches.
Aston Villa have taken just four points from 15 games against the current top 10, the worst record in the division (D4, L10).
Micah Richards could make his 200th Premier League appearance; 179 of those were for Manchester City.
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