Manchester United vs Aston Villa Match Analysis and Prediction

Manchester United will end their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia by taking on fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa in a friendly on Saturday with kickoff at 1:45 pm.

 Manchester United continued their impressive form in pre-season on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho were on the scoresheet for the 20-time English champions.

The win follows back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Melbourne Victory. The Red Devils will now round off this leg of their pre-season tour with a clash against Villa in Perth before heading back to Europe for friendlies with Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano next weekend.

Man United will then begin their 2022-23 Premier League campaign at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on August 7th, and it will be fascinating to see how they perform next term: after finishing down in sixth position last season they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Villa will now take on Manchester United and Rennes in their final two friendlies of the summer before opening their 2022-23 Premier League season away to newly promoted Bournemouth on August 6. They secured the Queensland Champions Cup with a 1-0 success over Brisbane Roar on Wednesday night, with Cameron Archer netting the only goal of the contest.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa Head to Head

Both sides have 26 games against each other with hosts taking 18 wins while visitors with 2 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Home

  • Brisrbane Roar 0-1 Aston Villa
  • Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds United
  • Walsall 0-4 Aston Villa
  • Man City 3-2 Aston Villa

Away

  • Man United 3-1 Crystal Palace
  • Melbourne Victory 1-4 Man United
  • Man United 4-0 Liverpool
  • Crystal Palace 1-0 Man United

Manchester United Team News

United midfielder Scott McTominay was absent from training on Wednesday, with the Scotland international instead doing a recovery gym session. Defenders Raphael Varane and James Garner were both absent for the clash with Palace last time out, and it remains to be seen whether the duo will be involved on Saturday.

Aston Villa Team News

As for Villa, striker Keinan Davis has been ruled out of the contest due to a hamstring problem and is unavailable for selection. Jaden Philogene-Bidace and Kortney Hause are still unavailable for selection, while head coach Gerrard will again make full use of his squad on Saturday.

Prediction and Odds

Both managers will see the match as good preparation for the new season. We expect a close contest, with Manchester United winning 2-1.

  • Correct Score: 2-1
  • Both Teams to Score
  • Martial to Score

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