Fourth-placed Aston Villa welcome third-placed Manchester City to Villa Park on Wednesday night in the Premier League.
Only one point separates both sides on the league standings ahead of the clash and both teams will look to be at their best level to remain in the top four.
At the Vitality Stadium last weekend, Villa’s four-game winning run was brought to an end in a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth while City played out their third successive draw this season with Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium.
Three stalemates against Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham handed City their first winless run under Pep Guardiola since 2017, but the visitors are unbeaten in their last six matches in the league.
The Cityzens will be confident moving into the clash on Wednesday knowing they are without a defeat in their last thirteen matches against the Villans.
Although the hosts have struggled against Manchester City in previous seasons, Villa are unbeaten at home this season and will remain firm to extend that feat when they host the Champions.
Boubacar Kamara is expected to be available for Unai Emery after serving a one-match ban last weekend meanwhile the Cityzens have been handed a big blow with Rodri and Jack Grealish suspended for this crunch clash.
The match is scheduled for 20:15 GMT.