01/01/2021 Daily Predictions: English Premier League 2020-21, Manchester United vs Aston Villa

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Manchester United vs Aston Villa match preview

Manchester United set to play host to Aston Villa on New Year’s Day eyeing the opportunity to strengthen their contest for the top spot in the Premier League standings.

United has put together a nine-match unbeaten streak, their latest 1-0 victory coming against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night. The Red Devils sit 2nd spot with 30 points, two points behind the league leaders; Liverpool.

Aston Villa sits 5th having played 14 matches with 26 points. The latest showdown was against Chelsea, a match that ended 1-1 draw.

Match Facts

  • Manchester United have won six times, drawn twice and suffered two defeat in their last nine matches in all competitions.
  • The Red Devils have kept three clean sheets in their last ten matches in all competitions.
  • Aston Villa has registered five clean-sheets in their last nine Premier League matches.
  • The Claret and Blue have won eight, drawn twice and lost four of their last 14 Premier League matches.
  • Dean Smith’s men have registered more than two goals in six of the last nine matches in the Premier League this season.
  • Ole Gunnar’s side have produced more than two goals in six of their last eight matches in all competitions.
  • Aston Villa have registered three away wins in their last five Premier League matches this season.

Manchester United – Aston Villa Head to Head

The last time Aston Villa registered a win against the Red Devils was back in 2009 in Premier League and the latest encounter was in Club Friendly Games whereby the match ended 1-0 in favor of Aston Villa.

Manchester United Team News

Luke Shaw is likely to take the place of Alex Telles at left-back, having come from the bench against Wolves.

Fred and Scott McTominay expected to get the start over Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.

Anthony Martial is in line to come in for Edinson Cavani, but Mason Greenwood is likely to retain his spot ahead of Daniel James.

Bruno Fernandes will continue his run of appearances in the number-10 role, leaving Donny van de Beek to remain among options.

Eric Bailly should continue alongside Harry Maguire in the middle of the defence.

 Aston Villa Team News

Smith welcomes back Ross Barkley and Tyrone Mings from injury and suspension respectively. On new year’s Day, Villa will be without Winger Trezeguet with a hamstring injury.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa Prediction.

Goals, especially given United just played in a 1-0 and Villa a 1-1 and the pair have combined for the first- and fifth-most shot attempts per game this season, second and third when considering only those on target

Our topbets pundit is predicting home win and Betway is backing the results with 1.74 odds while 1XBet is giving 1.805 Odds.

Goals – Over 2.5

In numerous encounters between these teams, more than two goals have been produced and the same reflection is expected in this showdown.

Betway are backing the market with 1.52 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.61.

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