class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Struggling for form of late, Al Hain-Cole does not expect Smith's men to end their long wait for a Villa Park victory over a confident Red Devils side
Aston Villa will be aiming to secure a Villa Park victory over Manchester United for the first time in over 25 years when the sides meet in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Villans have lost 14 and drawn seven of their last 21 home meetings with this opposition since Mark Draper, Ian Taylor and Dwight Yorke were on the scoresheet in a 3-1 victory back in 1995.
Aston Villa vs Man United Latest Odds
With just two wins to their name in the last nine games, they are 7/2 (4.50) outsiders with bet365 to pull off a long-awaited win here.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men booked their place in the Europa League final by completing an exciting 8-5 aggregate against Roma on Thursday and are available at 8/11 (1.73) to maintain the feelgood factor by coming out on top once again.
Five of the guests’ last seven league matches on the road have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them being forced to settle for a single point once again.
Aston Villa vs Man United Team News
Jack Grealish remains unavailable despite edging closer to fitness, while Morgan Sanson is out with a knee injury and Trezeguet is a long-term absentee.
Phil Jones, Daniel James and Anthony Martial are all absent for the guests, with the latter having this week returned to light training following a knee strain.
Aston Villa vs Man United Preview
Having taken just five points from the last available 18 in their own backyard, it is hard to see Dean Smith’s men ending their long wait for a home victory against this opposition.
Indeed, the Red Devils are the league’s only team to avoid defeat on the road so far this campaign, remaining unbeaten in 24 away games stretching back to last season.
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That run looks set to continue considering they have won five and lost none of their previous six league fixtures, not to mention their dominant record against this opposition.
Aston Villa vs Man United Tips and Predictions
All in all, those 8/11 (1.73) odds actually look like generous value on Manchester United extending their unbeaten streak against Villa to 18 games in a row by coming out on top for a 13th time in 15 encounters.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.