Manchester United will be seeking revenge against their Spanish counterparts when the two sides lock horns in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night.

Manchester United fell to a surprise 2-1 defeat against Swiss champions Young Boys in the champions league group F opener The Red Devils started brightly when Cristiano Ronaldo scored to give them a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute. However, the game changed its course when Aaron Wan-Biassaka got sent off in the 35th minute. A Second-half double saw Manchester United lose their first champions league of the season. Consecutive 1-0 defeats against West Ham and Aston Villa will mount pressure on Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men going into this fixture. Manchester United has conceded eight goals this term and will face Villareal with notable absentees in defense. Diogo Dalot is set to replace suspended Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Victor Lindelof and Alex Telles will replace injured duo Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw in defense. Edison Cavani is set to make his first start of the season here.

Villareal began their 2021-22 Champions League campaign with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Italian side Atalanta. They fell behind to a Remo Freuler goal in the 6th minute but soon scored to level the game before halftime. Arnaut Danjuma looked to have scored the winner for his side but conceded at the late stages to share the spoils. Villarreal extended their unbeaten record across all competitions to seven matches, when they played out a goalless draw away at Spanish giants Real Madrid last weekend. Unai Emery’s side has now drawn five of their opening six La Liga matches. Samuel Chukwueze is ruled out with injury. Striker Gerard Moreno and Dani Raba are doubts. Manu Trigueros is set to replace suspended Francis Coquelin in midfield.

Villarreal are unbeaten in their last 16 European games (W12 D4). However, they are with just one win in their last 15 competitive matches. They have scored eight goals this season and have kept four clean sheets. Manchester United has lost four of their last five Champions League games. They have seen BTTS in 13 of their last 16 competitive matches. However, they could be in for another difficult evening against a resilient Villarreal outfit, which has been hard to break down so far this term. A narrow win for Man United could be on the cards at Old Trafford.

PREDICTION: MAN UTD 2-1 WIN

ACCUMULATOR TIP: OVER 1.5