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Premier League – Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Betting Preview

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United have eyes on the coveted top spot in the Premier League table as they welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United hope to snatch top spot in the Premier League outright in Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa.

Except for a draw at Southampton, United have made a brilliant start to the season. The Red Devils have won four of their five games to sit level on 13 points with Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the league table.

That said, Aston Villa are no pushover. The Lions appear to have found some form lately, having thrashed Everton 3-0 and caused Chelsea a great deal of trouble in the EFL Cup in their last two games. Given United’s leaky defensive record, they’ll hope to do some damage at Old Trafford.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and Analysis in the Premier League

Goals have been flying in across both ends of the pitch for Manchester United. In their last 10 Premier League fixtures, the Red Devils have hit the target 2.2 times on average per game, scoring 22 goals along the way. They kept 1 clean sheet, conceding 13 goals for an average of 1.3 per game.

Aston Villa head into the clash hoping to keep their impressive defensive stats from their last 10 Premier League fixtures. The Lions averaged an adequate 1.5 goals per game, with a total of 15 goals scored. In contrast, they only allowed 15 goals against them for an average of 1.5 per game. Rather amazingly they only kept their opponents from scoring in 3 of the matches.

Premier League Standings

Stats and facts for Manchester United and Aston Villa.

Fun stats Manchester United

  • Manchester United has won the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Manchester United unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
  • Manchester United unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Manchester United has won in the last 5 of 6 matches.

Fun stats Aston Villa

  • Aston Villa scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Aston Villa’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Aston Villa conceded the last 8 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Aston Villa conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.

Form Manchester United vs Aston Villa

The Red Devils paddling along.

Results have been on par, so to speak, for Manchester United lately who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their last 3 matches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side played out a 2-1 defeat against BSC Young Boys in the Champions League, followed by a 2-1 win against West Ham. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 defeat against West Ham in the EFL Cup.

Visitors continue to collect points.

Aston Villa look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. In their last 3 matches, Dean Smith’s side fell to a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League, followed by a 3-0 win against Everton. Their most recent match brought a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the EFL Cup, which they lost on penalties.

Manchester United v Aston Villa – Fixture history

The last time the two clubs squared up against each other, which was back on 9 May 2021, Manchester United ran away with a 1-3 victory.

The Red Devils have the following 8-2-0 meeting statistics with Aston Villa.

Primary goalgetter

Manchester United will look to Cristiano Ronaldo to once again add some much-needed goals to the scenario. The Portuguese ace has been their most prolific marksman with 4 goals in his first 3 outings back at the club. Aston Villa are banking on Anwar El-Ghazi to bring his A-game to the table as he has been on target 3 times in the 6 most recent games.