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Manchester United vs Aston Villa Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester United vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Friday, 1 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.

Thanks to Marcus Rashford’s late goal in a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton, Manchester United finished the year in second position in the standings.

The Red Devils have been making progress week by week, and, no doubt, they are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Aston Villa.

Anthony Martial, who was rested on Matchday 16, is pushing for a start, with Edinson Cavani likely to drop to the bench.

The Villans have been impressive in the first half of the season, but tired legs are likely to prove to be a big problem for the visiting team.

Even though important defender Mings returns from suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the high-flying hosts.

In their last meeting in the English top flight Man Utd defeated Aston Villa 3-0, which is yet another reason why punters can find value in betting on the English giants.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Manchester United Aston Villa played so far 42 matches.
Manchester United won 33 direct matches. Aston Villa won 2 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.67 goals per Match.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Prediction

Manchester United in actual season average scored 2.17 goals per match. In 6 (54.55%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (54.55%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Aston Villa average scored 1.94 goals per match in season 2020. In 7 (77.78%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (66.67%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Anthony Martial is expected to earn a recall for United, taking the place of Edinson Cavani in attack.

Luke Shaw, Fred and Scott McTominay should also come into the side as replacements for Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.

While Eric Bailly is showing no ill-effects on his return to the starting lineup, Solskjaer could avoid taking any risks with Victor Lindelof's back problem.

With Villa defender Tyrone Mings returning from suspension, one of Kortney Hause or Ezri Konsa will drop down to the substitutes' bench.

Having recovered from a hamstring injury, Ross Barkley is in line to replace Bertrand Traore.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Hause, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Barkley, Grealish; Watkins