Pressure mounting on Gerrard

The match will be played at Villa Park and the hosts being the game on 3 points while the visitors have 13 points to their name.

Aston Villa come into the game on the back of a 2-1 loss at Arsenal on Wednesday night. Arsenal took the lead in the 30th minute but Aston Villa held on and scored the equaliser from a corner with 15 minutes of the match remaining.

However, it did not take long for Arsenal to go back in-front and the winning goal was scored just three minutes later.

That defeats means Aston Villa have lost four of their five Premier League fixtures this season. They started with a disappointing 2-0 loss at Bournemouth and have since lost 3-1 at Crystal Palace and 1-0 at home against West Ham United.

The only bright spot for Aston Villa in the Premier League so far this season came in the 2-1 home victory over Everton.

Aston Villa have won only one of their last nine Premier League matches but they are undefeated in three of their last four home league games.

However, Aston Villa have been struggling defensively and have conceded goals in seven of their last eight home Premier League fixtures.

Manchester City travel to Villa Park having recorded a resounding 6-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Erling Haaland was the man of the moment once more as he scored a first half hattrick and Manchester City brushed aside their opponents at the Etihad Stadium.

Pressure mounting on Gerrard

That result means Manchester City are undefeated in the Premier League this season, dropping points only once at Newcastle United.

There have been victories at home over Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth plus a win at West Ham United on the opening weekend of the season.