Aston Villa vs Man City Analysis
16:30 Kick Off on 1st Mar
2020 EFL Cup Final Match Details
The 2020 EFL Cup Final between Aston Villa and Man City kicks-off at 16.30 at Wembley on Sunday 1 March. The 2020 EFL Cup Final is being shown live on Sky Sports.
Aston Villa Form
Aston Villa are currently clinging on to their Premier League status by a thread, as they sit just one point above West Ham and Watford who currently occupy 18th and 19th positions in the Premier league table.
Villa have also lost their last three Premier League games against Southampton (2-0), Tottenham (2-3), and Bournemouth (2-1), but they may have been distracted from their battle to survive the dreaded drop by the prospect of playing at Wembley.
To get to the 2020 EFL Final, Villa have beaten Crewe (1-6), Wolves (2-1), Liverpool (5-0, be it a severely weakened side), whilst they beat Leicester 3-2 over two-legs in the semifinal after drawing the first-leg 1-1.
Villa may not have won the EFL Cup since 1996, but they did lose 2-1 to Man United in the 2010 final.
Man City Form
Regarding the Premier League, City probably don’t know what to do with themselves, as the title is a forlorn hope, whilst they may not be playing in the Champions League next season no matter where they finish. But Pep Guardiola loves winning any silverware, and City have won two EFL Cups, an FA Cup, and two Community Shields in the last two seasons.
City also come into the final with a bit more confidence than Villa, having won their last two games against West Ham (2-0) and Leicester (0-1). They lost to Tottenham and Man United before that but stepped up their game when it mattered to beat Man United in the EFL Cup semifinal. City also brushed aside Southampton in an earlier round.
Aston Villa vs Man City Head-To-Heads
Man City and Aston Villa have never previously played each other in either an EFL Cup Final or an FA Cup Final. But City have dominated the two matches between them this season, with Du Bruyne, Sterling, and Gundogan scoring in a 3-0 win at the Etihad.
City then improved on that to win 1-6 at Villa Park, with goals from Aguero (3), Mahrez (2), and Jesus, with Villa claiming an injury-time consolation with an El Ghazi penalty.