Manchester United are in great form and have a terrific opportunity to move level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table as they host aston villa on new year’s premier league fixture.
Manchester United come into this match off the back of seven wins in their last nine in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team have also picked up three wins in their last four, with two victories over Sheffield United and Leeds before a 2-2 draw at Leicester. On Tuesday, they beat Wolves in dramatic fashion thanks to Marcus Rashford’s deflected winner in the 93rd minute. Manchester United are missing defenders Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.
Aston Villa have been in strong form of late, finding themselves sat 5th in the Premier League table. Dean Smith’s side are unbeaten in their last five matches having beaten Wolves, West Brom and Crystal Palace alongside a draw with Burnley. Last time out, Villa were excellent at Stamford Bridge as they drew 1-1 with Chelsea. Despite falling behind to an Olivier Giroud strike, they equalised thanks to Anwar El-Ghazi. Aston Villa will be without Trezeguet, Ross Barkley and Wesley Moraes through injury.
Manchester United have won 99 matches in this fixture, with Aston Villa having 49 wins of their own. There have also been 40 draws between the sides. Manchester United won 3-0 the last time these sides met in July, while Aston Villa have failed to beat United in their last 16 attempts. Manchester United are the Premier League’s form side right now with seven wins and two draws in their last nine matches. We are expecting them to have too much for a good Aston Villa team at Old Trafford.
PREDICTION : MAN UNITED 2-1 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : MAN UNITED DRAW NO BET