Man Utd vs Aston Villa Preview
Watch Man Utd Vs Aston Villa Preview, as Man utd hosts Aston villa seeking the one of the top positions in the premier league at Sunday meetings at Old Trafford.
As Man utd have the 4th position of the premier league table, Aston villa is placed on the 6th position of the premier league.
Villa represent one of United’s closest challengers for Champions League qualification, with six points separating the sides going into the weekend.
An up-and-down few weeks for Manchester United continued on Thursday, when Erik ten Hag’s side threw away a two-goal lead to draw away at Tottenham Hotspur.
A wonderful first-half performance saw the Red Devils lead 2-0 at the break, but for the second time this month, United failed to win from that commanding position.
The debacle that was their Europa League tie with Sevilla saw them eventually lose 5-2 on aggregate after leading 2-0 in the first leg.
That disappointment was put behind them when they sealed a spot in the FA Cup final by beating Brighton & Hove Albion on penalties in their semi-final showdown last Sunday.
Returning to Old Trafford should give them a lift as well, considering they are on the longest current unbeaten home run out of all top-flight sides.
United have not been beaten in 25 matches at home, dating back to September’s Europa League defeat to Real Sociedad, and they have conceded just eight goals during that spectacular run.
Villa will more than likely make it difficult though, as United have failed to win any of the last three Premier League meetings between the sides.
Team News and Injury
Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire will face late fitness tests to see whether they will be available for selection for Man United here.
There are further glaring issues in defence for Ten Hag to deal with, as Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane’s Premier League campaigns are over, but the latter is expected to be back in time for the FA Cup final.
Alejandro Garnacho is closing in on a return for United, but this one may come too soon for him, while Donny van de Beek is out for the season.
Matty Cash (calf) and Philippe Coutinho (thigh) are both edging towards returns for Aston Villa, but the duo may be out for another week at least.
Boubacar Kamara remains on the sidelines with an ankle problem, while Leon Bailey is also out with a hamstring injury.
After scoring in six straight away games for Villa, Ollie Watkins was kept at bay by Brentford in their previous fixture on the road, but he did score in an EFL Cup tie here earlier this season.
Man utd vs Aston villa head-to-head stats
Erik ten Hag side have an impressive historical record against Aston Villa and have won 103 out of the 195 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Aston Villa’s 51 victories.
Manchester United have lost two of their last three matches against Aston Villa in the Premier League – as many defeats as they had suffered in the 51 such games preceding this run.
Aston Villa won the reverse fixture by a 3-1 margin and will be looking to complete a league double over Manchester United for the first time since the 1954-55 season. Aston Villa won this fixture by a 1-0 margin last season and have not won consecutive league games away from home against Manchester United in 93 years.
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 14 games at home in the Premier League the longest active run in this regard in the top flight.
Man Utd vs Aston villa Prediction
Man United’s formidable home record will be put to the test by an in-form Villa side, but after going three games without victory in regulation time, Ten Hag’s men will expect to end that run here.
Emery will take his Villa side to Old Trafford full of confidence, and claiming a result is not beyond them, but it will be difficult given United’s form at home.