Manchester United vs Aston Villa Football Predictions and Betting: On Friday night, Manchester United is set to play Aston Villa at home in what looks like a slightly one-sided clash favoring the hosts.
The home team looked tentative in the initial fixture but have found their form lately, making them one of the contenders for the Premier League title.
On the other hand, Aston Villa have no signs of backing down without a fight after a couple of performances going their way. This sets up the perfect platform for an interesting clash in Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man United are home favourites as per the sports betting and prediction platforms
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Football Predictions and Betting: Offensive and defensive stats
The Manchester United attack has shown drastic improvement in the last few games after scoring consistently in the last few outings. Anthony Martial has largely been underperforming this season so far. This trend has been evident even in the last few games with the striker losing sight of the ball on so many occasions.
Bruno Fernandes has been the best player for the side on the pitch who has netted on 15 occasions along with 9 assists and a 76.2% pass success. He has won Man of the match in four games and has a rating of 7.55.
Ollie Watkins will lead the Villa’s frontline once again and is an important striker in the eleven. In addition to 8 goals and 2 assists in 17 outings, he has been exceptional in aerial duels winning an average of 3.9 duels per game along with 2.9 shots and 1.3 key passes per game.
Jack Grealish will join him whose strength is to create chances and to dribble exceptionally. He has so far scored 6 times along with 6 assists and has a rating of 7.32 this season. Anwar El Ghazi will have to do the winger role who has 6 goals with 72.9% pass success.
Aston Villa is ahead.
Man Utd's Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford has been excellent in midfield. Both have over 76% passing accuracy.
Marcus Rashford is an important element who will be key in creating chances and netting in crucial moments. He has 16 goals, 4 assists along with 81.2% pass success in 26 games and has been an asset for the side.
Likes of Fred and Scott McTominay will be accompanying them and supporting the strikers and the defense.
McGinn and Traore will lead the Aston Villa's midfield. They will be joined by the likes of Ross Barkley and Conor Hourihane.
Man Utd is ahead.
The trio of Maguire, Luke Shaw and Lindelof will have to do a tidy job in order to keep a clean sheet on Friday. Harry Maguire has been decent in aerial duels and interceptions showing great improvement in his tackling aspect. The defender has 87.2% pass success, 4 aerials won per game along with an overall rating of 6.84.
The Swedish defender Victor Lindelof has stepped up in the last couple of games with two goals against Leeds along with 89.8% pass success and has been excellent in aerial duels winning 2 aerial duels per match and an astounding 3.1 clears per game.
Luke Shaw plays as the left center back whose strengths include passing and dribbling has a rating of 6.90. He enjoys 82.2% pass success and 1.5 clears per game so far along with 2 assists in 16 outings.
Aston Villa’s defense has done an exceptional job despite not having Tyrone Mings in the eleven. Kortney Hause is a center back is versatile and can counter attack very well. The English defender has 75.2% pass completion along with 6.5 clears per match which speaks of the effort he puts in the center.
Ezri Konsa is very strong in controlling possession and giving important crosses. He has about 84.1% pass completion success, an average of 3 aerials won per match along with 0.6 tackles and 4.2 clears every match.
The left and right defenders Cash and Targett will have to make sure that they guard the sides pretty well so that they clear any attack coming their way.
Man Utd is ahead.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Head-to-head:
Matches: 42: Manchester United: 33 Aston Villa: 2 Draw: 7
Last 5 meetings: Aston Villa – 1, Manchester United – 3, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: Aston Villa defeated Manchester United with a 1-0 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Predicted line-up
The predicted line-up according to RotoWire for this thrilling clash is as follows:
Manchester United XI: David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Daniel James and Anthony Martial.
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett, Matty Cash, Hause, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Traore, Jack Grealish, El Ghazi and Watkins.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa predictions and betting: Predicted winner
The game between Manchester United and Aston Villa is expected to favor the hosts with the visitors having a decent chance according to betting experts.
Sofascore has gone on to put United ahead of the Aston Villa in this clash. They have got odds of 1.72 whereas the hosts are behind with odds of 4.25. Another platform FiveThirtyEight has given 52% chance to Manchester United while Aston Villa has been given 25% chance implying that a tight clash is on the cards.
According to Oddschecker, known for giving out the best odds have backed the Red Devils heavily whereas things are currently on the backfoot for Aston Villa so far.