Aston Villa vs Man City confirmed line-ups: Team news as Erling Haaland starts Premier League fixture

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Aston Villa host Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday night.

Steven Gerrard remains under heavy pressure after his side's poor start to the season continued with defeat at Arsenal on Wednesday. Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli gave the Gunners a 2-1 win in a game that was a lot less close than the scoreline suggests.

The Villans have only a solitary win thus far and sit second bottom after four defeats out of their five games.

It's a wholly more positive story for the defending champions who are second and come into Saturday's contest fresh from the 6-0 thrashing of newly-promoted Nottingham Forest in midweek.

In Erling Haaland they boast the division's form player after the Norwegian striker netted not one hat-trick but two in back-to-back outings and he'll be hungry for more at Villa Park.

Here's everything you need to know about Saturday's game:

What time is Aston Villa vs Manchester City?

The game kicks off at 5.30pm at Villa Park on Saturday 3 September.

What TV channel is it on?

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League.

Subscribers can also stream the game via the Sky Go app.

What is the team news?

Central defender Diego Carlos is the home side’s only long-term absentee. Douglas Luiz, fresh from speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal on deadline day, starts in the middle of the park.

For City, Aymeric Laporte remains sidelined for the bulk of the month but Nathan Ake and former Villa man Jack Grealish are on the bench. Erling Haaland starts after back-to-back hat-tricks.

Confirmed lineups

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Luiz, Kamara, McGinn, Ramsey, Bailey, Watkins.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Foden, Haaland, Bernardo.

Prediction

Villa and their under-pressure manager can't buy a win and they look a long shot to get it against the rampant champions. Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester City