Manchester United punched their ticket to the Europa League Final on Thursday night despite a 3-2 loss to Roma in the semifinal second leg. The Red Devils will face off with Villarreal in the final on May 26. Before they play the Europa League Final, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will aim to finish off the Premier League season in style. On Sunday, the Red Devils head to Villa Park to play Aston Villa seeking to keep a four-point lead ahead of third-place Leicester City.

Aston Villa ended a three-match winless streak against Everton on matchday 34 with a 2-1 away win. The Villains are 10th in the league going into the weekend and are just six points off of seventh-place Liverpool. The seventh-place position is a European qualification place as the team that finishes in that spot will make the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Manchester United won the reverse fixture between the clubs 2-1 at Old Trafford in January. Anthony Martial scored in the 40th minute but the goal was cancelled out by Bertrand Traore just before the hour-mark. On 61 minutes, Bruno Fernandes tallied a penalty for the Red Devils to send them to victory.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last three matches against Aston Villa in the Premier League. They have recorded two wins and a draw versus the Villains. Can Manchester United continue their unbeaten league run?

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Betting Odds

 

Aston Villa took seven points from their last 18 on offer in the league. Dean Smith’s side have blown hot and cold in recent months after their brilliant start to the campaign. Aston Villa conceded 10 times over the course of their last six games with nine goals being scored. The Villains’ goals have dried up due to Jack Grealish’s ongoing calf/shin injury. Grealish has been out of action since February 21. He has missed 11 straight league matches and Aston Villa have posted a record of 3W-3D-5L.

Manchester United are the Premier League’s most in-form team. They took 16 points from their last 18 on offer in the league. Their bore nil-nil draw at Elland Road on matchday 33 ended a brilliant run of five straight wins. The Red Devils were set to play Liverpool last weekend at Old Trafford but the game was postponed due to a protest/stadium invasion by fans.

Solskjaer watched the side concede a meager three goals over the course of their last six games. Sportsbooks have Manchester United at odds of 4/5 to win at full-time. Aston Villa, on the other hand, are at odds of 18/5 to win for a first time against Manchester United for the first time since the 2009-10 Premier League season.

Manchester United are unbeaten in six straight away matches in the league. Three of those six away games ended in draws. The teams are at odds of 3/1 to draw at Villa Park on Sunday.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Team News

Smith has three players on the Aston Villa injury list. Midfielder Morgan Sansone is ruled out of the match with a knee injury. Forward Trezeguet has a knee injury as well and will not participate in the fixture. Grealish is still list as a doubt but could be a late inclusion. The midfielder is a shock transfer wish list inclusion for new Roma coach Jose Mourinho. It was revealed on Friday that Mourinho wants to take Grealish to the Eternal City to be Roma’s creative playmaker.

Striker Ollie Watkins is in good form having scored against Everton in Aston Villa’s 2-1 win on matchday 34. He has three goals in the team’s last five fixtures.

Solskjaer has two players on the Manchester United injury list. Forward Anthony Martial has a knee injury and is ruled out of the game. He isn’t expected back until the end of May. Solskjaer will hope to get the forward fit for the Europa League Final. Winger Daniel James is also on the injury list. No return date has been given for James as it stands.

Striker Edinson Cavani goes into the match in excellent form. He has two goals in his last three league matches. Cavani scored twice on Thursday night against Roma in the Europa League semifinal second leg. He has 14 goals in all competitions this term. Cavani is the team’s third-leading scorer behind Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 7/10 - BET NOW

 

The reverse fixture between these teams saw both teams score goals. Although Manchester United conceded just three times over the course of their last six games, coming off of a draining 3-2 loss against Roma on Thursday night could see the defence concede goals again. Five straight Aston Villa league matches ended with both teams scoring goals.

Ollie Watkins to score anytime @ 15/2 - BET NOW

 

Ollie Watkins is in good form going into the game and could get on the scoresheet once more this weekend. He has three goals in their last five matches. Watkins’ first season in the Premier League has been a success. He has 13 league goals in 33 matches. Watkins averages a goal every 228 minutes.

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 3/4 - BET NOW

 

Three of Manchester United’s last four league matches finished with over 2.5 goals scored. The defence has been good this season, but with the Europa League taking up a lot of the team’s attention, we could see Manchester United concede to a plucky Aston Villa team. Aston Villa’s last five league matches ended with over 2.5 goals scored.

Solskjaer could rotate the team following the Europa League semifinal second leg. It was draining match for the Red Devils as Roma put in a strong fight in an attempt to overturn the 6-2 deficit at the beginning of the night. Manchester United are unbeaten in three straight league matches against Aston Villa. Fatigue could play a role in the ultimate result on Sunday, but will it be enough for Villa to claim all three points.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Tips

Here are our Aston Villa vs Man Utd tips for Sunday's Premier League match at Villa Park.

1. Both teams to score: YES @ 7/10

2. Ollie Watkins to score anytime @ 15/2

3. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 3/4