Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Manchester United host Aston Villa in a clash between two sides flying high at top of the Premier League. Both teams will be looking to follow up on strong results during matchday 16.

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Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips

This article covers Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Match details

Match: Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Competition: Premier League

Date: January 1, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, January 1, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Old Trafford

Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: A sign with the logo of Manchester United is seen outside the stadium prior to the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford on October 23, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa

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Marcus Rashford scored an injury-time winner against Wolves to hand Manchester United a massive three points.

The Reds Devils have now climbed into 2nd place and are just two points behind league leaders, Liverpool.

Aston Villa also continued their impressive run of form as they secured a point at Stamford Bridge.

The draw with Chelsea saw Villa move into 5th with a game in hand over most sides.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: Victor Lindelof of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on December 20, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

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Marcus Rashford to score first. The 23-year-old was once again on hand to guide Manchester United to victory.

Rashford has now netted seven league goals this season and United will once again need him in a tricky encounter against Villa.

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Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Manchester United’s English Forward Marcus Rashford (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group H first-leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on October 20, 2020. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

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Manchester United vs Aston Villa – recent form and head to head statistics

Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC form
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Burnley FC vs Manchester United FC - 0:1
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Manchester United FC vs Watford FC - 1:0
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Manchester United FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:2
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Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:4
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Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa FC - 1:1
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Aston Villa FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 3:0
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West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa FC - 0:3
Last 5 games for Manchester United FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 0 - 0 Manchester United FC
January 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 0 - 1 Manchester United FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 1 - 0 Watford FC
January 6, 2021 EFL Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
January 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
Last 5 games for Aston Villa FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Everton FC
January 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC
January 8, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 4 Liverpool FC
January 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC
Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC Premier League 20/21 form
Manchester United FC Aston Villa FC
18 Matches played 15
11 Matches won 8
241 Goal attempts 226
105 Shots on goal 85
67 Shots off goal 80
89 Corner kicks 109
53% Average ball possession 49%
69 Shots blocked 61
30 Cards given 31
225 Free kicks 268
46 Offsides 27
1 Shots on post 1
6 Shots on bar 6
28 Goals by foot 23
5 Goals by head 5
34 Goals scored 29
24 Goals conceded 16
Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Manchester United FC Aston Villa FC
54 Matches 54
26 Home Matches 28
28 Away Matches 26
101 Total Goals 32
1.87 Average Goals Scored 0.59
40 Wins 3
3 Losses 40
11 Draws 11
Last 5 games & match results between Manchester United FC and Aston Villa FC
January 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
September 12, 2020 Club Friendly Games 2020 Aston Villa FC 1 - 0 Manchester United FC
July 9, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa FC 0 - 3 Manchester United FC
December 1, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Manchester United FC 2 - 2 Aston Villa FC
April 16, 2016 Premier League 15/16 Manchester United FC 1 - 0 Aston Villa FC


Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Match preview

Following a slow start, Manchester United are now really starting to find their rhythm this season.

A 94th-minute winner from Marcus Rashford secured them three points against Wolves to move them into 2nd.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are now undefeated in their last nine league matches, winning seven of those nine.

United turn their attention to Man City in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: Scott McTominay of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their sides second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on December 20, 2020 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Villa secure a point at Stamford Bridge

Aston Villa’s impressive start to the season continued on Monday as they held Chelsea to a draw at Stamford Bridge.

Anwar El Ghazi was once again on target to score his fifth goal this month and claim his side a point.

The Midlands club are now into 5th and games in hand over both Everton and Leicester City.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa scores a penalty for his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on December 12, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 12: Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa scores a penalty for his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on December 12, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)


Manchester United team news vs Aston Villa

Victor Lindelof is expected to be available for United on New Year’s Day after recovering from a back injury.

Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo remain sidelined.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

SINGAPORE – JULY 20: Victor Lindelof of Manchester United applauds fans after being substituted during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and FC Internazionale at the Singapore National Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/International Champions Cup/Getty Images)

Aston Villa team news vs Manchester United

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Tyrone Mings returns from a one-match ban having been missing against Chelsea.

Ross Barkley is also likely to be involved after recovering from a thigh injury.

Wesley and Trézéguet both remain sidelined for the game.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings sits on the pitch with an injury during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)


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FAQs for Manchester United vs Aston Villa betting tips

What time is kick off between Manchester United vs Aston Villa?
20:00, Friday 01 January 2021
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Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa.