From a 14 point gap, Man City is now only 8 points ahead of Man United. This is a big enough gap, but it is not impossible to level up when there are 6 rounds left in the season. Therefore, teachers and students Pep Guardiola need to be vigilant and find a victory over Aston Villa to increase the gap to 11 points.
However, Green Man is showing signs of fatigue with recent unsatisfactory results. They just lost to Chelsea and lost their spot in the FA Cup final. Before that, they were also very hard to have a 2-1 upstream victory at Dortmund. In the last match in the Premier League, Pep teachers and students even lost at home to Leeds. Therefore, another disappointing result can also happen to Man City this match.