Key information, quotes and team news from both sides ahead of Sunday's Villa Park showdown...
Need to Know
Match: Aston Villa (20th) v City (1st)
Competition: Premier League
Date and time: Sunday 8 November, 1.30pm (GMT)
Referee: Craig Pawson
Last time: Aston Villa 0-2 City (Saturday 4 October 2014)
Head to head record:
Aston Villa wins 57, draws 40, City wins 70
Form Aston Villa: WLLLLL City: WWDWWW
Tickets: Sold out
Wilfried Bony: “We know they have a new manager and will be keen to impress and that it is not going to be easy, but I think it’s important we don’t think about them too much or their position in the table - we just need to concentrate on ourselves.”
Manuel Pellegrini: "Always when you have a new manager, you have some reaction. They’re at the bottom, they have a new manager, so they have the motivation not to be relegated. It will be a tough game."
Fernando: "“Although Aston Villa are at the bottom of the table, we know they are a team that play hard and are capable of playing very well. They are aggressive, they have a new manager but we have to be focused in order to earn another three points."
Remi Garde: ""I hope we will improve in different ways. It's a very short time before the next game on Sunday. I have no time. I know that."
Scott Sinclair: "We can't wait. It's going to be difficult because Man City are packed with world-class players. We know we'll need to be at our very best against them but we are going into the game feeling positive."
City: Aguero, Silva, Nasri, Zabaleta
Villa: Agbonlahor, Gardner