Aston Villa vs Manchester United Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Thursday, 9 July 2020. Kick-off 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET at the Villa Park.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed to turn around the worrying path his team were going down, and has placed them in contention to qualify for the Champions League. As of now, they are placed fifth in the table – the final CL spot, and have a lead of three points over the next team.
They just need to stay there for the next five match-days, and as a further blessing, the two teams just below them have tough fixtures this game week – while the Red Devils are taking on one of the worst teams of the competition.
Not only are the Lions placed in the relegation zone, but they are also an inexperienced group of players, as they secured promotion to the top flight just this last summer. On top of that, Solskjaer’s men have a phenomenal h2h record over them as well.
As such, expect a Manchester United win this Thursday.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 42 of the former 46 wins had gone to the Devils.
- It’s been eleven years since they have last lost against this rival.
- Six of the previous ten encounters saw them scoring three or more goals.
- They had also kept clean sheets in two of the preceding three games.
- It’s been 21 years since the hosts have last won at this stadium.
- The guests had won 16 of the previous 21 clashes at this ground.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Prediction
Dean Smith’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Liverpool. Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s men registered a massive 5-2 win at home over Bournemouth.
Quite easily it could be said that the Devils are the favorites for the day. Not only are they one of the best teams in the history of the competition, but they are a rejuvenated and desperate squad going after Champions League qualification.
On top of that, they are hurt due to the dominance of their rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, and are determined to make a statement who the boss is. They also are taking on a newly-promoted and struggling Lions, who also are placed second to last in the table.
Moreover, Solskjaer’s men have a terrific h2h record over this opponent, and a win this Thursday will be doubly beneficial for them – as their closest competitors for the CL ticket have tough match-ups this game week.
By all means expect a convincing win for Manchester United.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
Man United -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
United to Score in First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).