Two reeling teams clash when Manchester United visits Aston Villa in a very tough Premier League game for them this Saturday. Manchester United is coming off a disappointing 1-0 home loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers on January 3 while Aston Villa lost 2-1 against Brentford on the road on January 2. Manchester United is in seventh place in the Premier League standings with 31 points in 19 games while Aston Villa is in 13th place with 22 points in 19 games.
The player to watch in this game is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has eight goals and three assists in 16 Premier League games this season. AccuScore gives Sterling a 54.14 percent chance to score against Aston Villa. He has 35 SCA and 6 GCA in 16 Premier League games this season.
FBRef defines SCA as “the two offensive actions leading directly to a shot, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls.” GCA is “the two offensive actions leading directly to a goal, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls.” Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup. .
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Aston Villa: 3.55
• Manchester United: 2.00
• Draw: 3.70
• Aston Villa: +0.5: 1.91
• Manchester United: -0.5: 2.02
• Over 2.5, 3: 2.05
• Under 2.5, 3: 1.85
Key Points to Consider
Last 5: Aston Villa, coming off a 2-1 road loss against Brentford on January 2, have 3 losses, 2 wins and 0 draws in their last 5 Premier League games. Manchester United, coming off a 1-0 home loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers, have 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw in their last 5 Premier League games.
Momentum: Aston Villa has been on a downward trend — with 2 losses in their last 3 Premier League games.
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action on September 25, 2021 and Aston Villa won 1-0.
For Aston Villa, Danny Ings has a 30.06 percent chance to score. He averages 0.97 shots overall per sim, 0.58 shots on goal per and 0.36 goals per sim.
For Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has a 54.14 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 2.88 shots overall per sim, 1.64 shots on goal per and 0.77 goals per sim.
Manchester United Moneyline.
Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Manchester United in this one. Average score in simulations is Manchester United 1.67 to Aston Villa 1.29.
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