Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard is a man under serious pressure ahead of the visit of defending champions Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend. Gerrard and his Villa players will play hosts to the Premier League champions on Saturday with the hope of putting an end to a poor run of three straight league defeats. Manchester City are the overwhelming favourites ahead of the game as Villa are at risk of losing four games in a row.

Manchester City start the weekend in second place on the Premier League log and an away win over Aston Villa will take them to the top of the table on Saturday ahead of the game between Manchester United and leaders Arsenal on Sunday. Continue reading VILLA ON THREE-GAME LOSING RUN