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Aston Villa face off with away team Manchester United at Villa Park in the Premier League game on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Aston Villa v Manchester United can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Aston Villa, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Premier League success versus Everton.
In that game, Aston Villa had 53% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Aston Villa, the scorers were Ollie Watkins (13') and Anwar El Ghazi (80'). At the other end, Everton had 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (19') scored for Everton.
It has not been often in recent games that Aston Villa have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that The Villans have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals along the way.
Their previous form shows that Aston Villa:
- have not emerged victorious against Manchester United in their previous 16 matches in the league. A shocking run, it really is.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Roma in Europa League competition, Manchester United will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Manchester United managed 47% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Manchester United was Edinson Cavani (39', 68'). Roma had 22 shots on goal with 13 on target. Edin Džeko (57'), Bryan Cristante (60') and Nicola Zalewski (83') scored for Roma.
Demonstrating their involvement in productive matches, goals have been seen as many as 23 times in the previous six games in which Manchester United have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.83 goals per meeting. Their opponents have hit 7 from this total. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Manchester United:
- remain undefeated by Aston Villa in away games against them for the last 21 matches in the league. What a record that is.
- are undefeated in their previous 24 away league matches. It's hard to ask more than that.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 04/04/2015 shows that these fixtures have been disappointments for Aston Villa. They have not managed to register any victories at all while Manchester United have just been too good for them, getting wins in 83 per cent of those ties.
A combined sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 for The Villans and 12 netted by The Red Devils. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Premier League match day 17 on 01/01/2021 when it finished Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa.
That day, Manchester United managed 49% possession and 19 shots on goal with 9 on target. The goalscorers were Anthony Martial (40') and Bruno Fernandes (61').
At the other end, Aston Villa had 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Bertrand Traoré (58') was the scorer.
The referee was Michael Oliver.
Team News: Aston Villa
Jack Grealish (Shinbone injury) and Trezeguet (Knee Surgery) won’t be available for Villa boss Dean Smith.
Team News: Manchester United
Man Utd boss Ole Solskjær has to currently contend with reduced team options. Anthony Martial (Ruptured knee ligament), Daniel James (Unknown Injury) and Phil Jones (Knee Injury) are not able to play.
We think that Aston Villa will need things to go their way to find the net against this Manchester United outfit who we reckon should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’ve gone for a very even match with a 0-1 winning score for Manchester United at the end of the match.
Little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,095)
Captain: Jack Grealish
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Dean Smith
Competitions: Premier League position 10
🔑 Key Player: Ollie Watkins
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Ollie Watkins was born in Newton Abbot, England. Having played his first senior match for Exeter City in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has bagged 13 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 33 appearances.