Injury crisis hits City at the worst possible time. Bellamy is injured, imagine that! And it's a knee injury again but apparently not related to his many other knee injuries. Robinho is also out after limping off at the end of the game at West Ham. Richards is doubtful after barely playing 15 mins last match. He was receiving heavy treatment before the game, you would think that would give some good indication that he wasn't fit.
Villa of course are having a good season, their last result left them with something to prove. Not a good time to play a side who's desire to win is proving valuable.
Not sure what Hughes has up his sleeve for this one? The options range from Caicedo, Evans or an unfit Bojinov upfront. The midfield slot could be filled by Elano, Etuhu or Birmingham's answer to Pele, Darius Vassell.
Tomorrows Fink Tank Prediction:
Home win 42.5%
Away Win 32.8%
I can't predict this one. I am hoping we can sustain this home form, but without our top goal scorer and our most inform striker it doesn't look that good. 3 points would do us the world of good confidence wise, we can't afford to slip down the table at this time in the season.