- Old Trafford
- Manchester United have kept just one clean sheet in seven competitive matches this season.
- Both teams have scored in 12 of Manchester United’s last 15 Premier League home games.
- Aston Villa have lost 11 of their last 13 competitive meetings with Manchester United.
More midweek misery at Man Utd
Manchester United suffered their second defeat of the season as a heavily rotated side lost to West Ham in the Carabao Cup but they will be confident of bouncing back on Saturday.
Their cup form might be suffering but you can’t fault the Red Devils’ league record. They are unbeaten in the Premier League this season and have won four of their five games, although it’s certainly not been plain sailing at times thanks to a defensive setup that just cannot seem to keep a clean sheet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have just one clean sheet in seven competitive matches this season and, looking back to last season, they have conceded in eight consecutive home games in all competitions.
Villains search for first away points
Aston Villa won’t be getting their hopes up, though. They have lost 11 of their last 13 competitive meetings with Manchester United and have lost both of their league away games this season.
Away from home they have lost five of their last eight league games and are without a clean sheet in this period, so it’s hard to see them keeping Ronaldo and company at bay.
Both teams to find the net at Old Trafford
Both teams to score appeals greatly given both teams’ defensive record this season, and I’m also backing a 2-1 win for Manchester United due to Villa’s poor away record.
If you’re in the market for a goalscorer prediction Mason Greenwood is a standout pick. He has scored seven goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances and has found the net in both his previous starts against Aston Villa.
Manchester United predicted lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
Aston Villa predicted lineup: Martinez; Mings, Hause, Konsa; Cash, Luiz, Nakamba, Ramsey, Young; Watkins, Ings
- Manchester United have not lost in seven Premier League games
- Manchester United have won and both teams have scored in their last two Premier League games
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- 23 Oct