Man Utd Looking to Enhance Strong Head-to-Head Record Against Aston Villa

    Aston Villa vs Manchester United - 11/02/2024

    Man Utd Looking to Enhance Strong Head-to-Head Record Against Aston Villa
    09/02/24 7641

    The Red Devils have lost just four of their previous 47 meetings with the Villains as the two sides prepare to lock horns in the Premier League this weekend.

    Despite the head-to-head statistics favouring the visitors, Aston Villa sit eight points clear of Manchester United in the table, with a third of the season remaining.

    Sunday’s showdown at Villa Park is destined to be an intriguing battle between two in-form teams, so let’s take a closer look at the key stats and trends for both sides.

    On Wednesday, Aston Villa were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea, despite racking up 15 shots on home soil.

    After winning 12 of their first 13 home games this season, Unai Emery’s side have managed to win just one of their previous four, losing to Newcastle before Wednesday’s defeat.

    Still, Aston Villa have lost only two of their last 12 Premier League matches, suffering five defeats in 23 league encounters this season.

    It is also worth noting that only two teams – Manchester City and Liverpool – have scored more goals than Villa’s 49 this term, meaning they average 2.1 goals per game.

    As for Manchester United, they claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory over West Ham last time out, with Alejandro Garnacho bagging a brace.

    The Red Devils have now won each of their last three matches across all competitions, scoring 11 goals along the way (3.7 goals per game).

    Better still, Erik ten Hag’s men have avoided defeat in each of their previous five outings, picking up four wins and one draw to transform their poor form.

    Interestingly, Man Utd have also avoided defeat in the first half of their past 13 away matches, suggesting that they will start strongly on Sunday.

    Head-to-head: Aston Villa have managed to win just four of their previous 47 encounters with Manchester United across all competitions.

    In the reverse fixture on Boxing Day, the Red Devils claimed a 3-2 victory, meaning they have won each of their last three Premier League matches against the Villains.

    Team news: Aston Villa are currently without the injured quartet of Emi Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Jhon Duran and Ezri Konsa, while Lucas Digne is a doubt.

    Manchester United also have multiple injury absentees, with Lisandro Martinez, Anthony Martial, Mason Mount and Tyrell Malacia on the sidelines.

    Regardless of Villa’s impressive home record in recent times, Man Utd look set to enhance their strong head-to-head record in this fixture.

    Forebet predicts that both teams will score at Villa Park. However, the visitors are expected to outscore the hosts on this occasion.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Pred
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Coef.
    Score
    Live
    coef.
    EPL
    352738
    21-2
    1 - 2
    3.75
    3.30
    2.05 3.60 3.30 no no no
    FT
    1 - 2(0 - 1)
    -
    - - -

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