Football is once again upon us, and this week it is in our yard. Will we prevail?
Let’s start this by saying that we have won the same amount of games as Man City, but they have lost one less leaving us trailing by a point.
Man City have not got off to the season the way they had hoped however, they have only lost one game so far this season and I would be biased if I thought this game was going to be their second but.. we do have a not so secret weapon returning and this gives us an edge.
Christian Benteke is set to play against Man City today giving the lions the roar they have been missing all season. Since joining us in 2012, he has become a fan favourite scoring 29 league goals before suffering a long term injury putting him out of the world cup and Villa fans into hysteria and now the beast returns.
Man City have conceded 7 goals, the same as Villa, the only difference being is that they scored more the other end and have the capabilities to do that game in, game out. Man City have the ability to not rely on an individual to score all their goals, this makes them a dangerous threat and is going to require a good team effort to shut their play down and squash any signs of attack. It is doable feat and Stoke have proved this already with their 1 goal victory, can we follow this up? The answer is – IT DEPENDS ON THE STRATERGY.
Will we sit back or attack?
I see Richardson being dropped for Benteke who will take the forward roll with gabby on the left and Wiemann on the right. This puts Cleverly on the right, Delph on the left and Westwood in the centre. If it so happens to be like this then I see us bringing the game to Man City and life to the park. Our team works best with Benteke in it as he is the natural goal scorer and with his return, it will give the team a chance to prove that it does have an attacking side to it, not just counter attacking.
I’m seeing a draw written all over this game, and I think it will be a mighty entertaining one. For those who are going, i’ll see you at the game!