Aston Villa host Manchester United on Saturday at Villa Park on the heels of the teams’ Monday night FA Cup third round match. Manchester United came away 1-0 winners at Old Trafford in the FA Cup third round, but for most of the game, the Red Devils were outplayed by Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.

Twice Aston Villa scored only for the goals to be ruled out for a foul or offside in the build-up to the goal. Ralf Rangnick will need to make adjustments to enable the Red Devils to play better for the full 90 minutes. The interim manager’s job will not be aided by speculation surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club.

Ronaldo was left out of the FA Cup game despite Rangnick picking a strong XI. Along with rumours of Ronaldo departing, there are claims that Manchester United’s players are rebelling against Rangnick’s methods.

Aston Villa claimed a 1-0 win at Old Trafford earlier this season. The Villains will have full confidence they can get a win at home versus the Red Devils.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Betting Odds


Manchester United go into the fixture at Villa Park as the Premier League’s third-most in-form team. The Red Devils took 13 points from the last 18 points available to them in the Premier League. Rangnick’s team scored nine goals and conceded five times across the last six league matches.

Bookies’ best betting odds on a Manchester United win at full-time are at 7/5. The Red Devils are undefeated in three straight away matches in the Premier League. They have taken 15 points out of 27 points available on the road in 2021-22.

Aston Villa are at the best betting odds of 12/5 to win at full-time. The Villains are in poor league form with two straight matches finishing in defeat. Gerrard’s team took just six points from the last 18 points available in the Premier League.

The Villains have taken 13 points from 27 points available at Villa Park this season. They are +1 in goals at home with 15 scored and 14 conceded. Bookies’ best odds on a draw at full-time are at 13/5.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Team News

Aston Villa’s latest January signing, Philippe Coutinho, could make his debut for the club. Coutinho joined on loan from Barcelona with the option for a £33 million permanent transfer. Barcelona have sought to get Coutinho off their books for the last three seasons. They have taken a massive hit in finances due to the amount of money paid for Coutinho.

Gerrard could be without up to six players this weekend. Marvelous Nakamba is ruled out until April. John McGinn is ruled out of the game due to yellow card accumulation. Ashley Young is a doubt and Leon Bailey continues to be a bust due to a lack of fitness. Meanwhile, Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore are absent due to Africa Cup of Nations participation.

Rangnick has 10 players on the current injured, ill, and absent list ahead of the trip to Villa Park. Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw are both ruled out due to an accumulation of yellow cards. Harry McGuire could return to the team following a chest injury. Cristiano Ronaldo is also near a return from a leg injury.

Phil Jones and Jadon Sancho are both nearing returns from injury and the duo could make the squad. Anthony Martial and Diogo Dalot are both doubts, while Eric Bailly is at the Africa Cup of nations. Paul Pogba remains ruled out with an injury.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United H2H

Saturday’s meeting at Villa Park will be the third of the season between Aston Villa and Manchester United. The Villains won at Old Trafford 1-0 thanks to a goal from Kortney Hause. The goal came in the final two minutes of the game. Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes missed a penalty in second half stoppage-time which would have levelled the score.

Manchester United won against Aston Villa 1-0 at Old Trafford on Monday in the FA Cup third round thanks to a goal from Scott McTominay in the eighth minute. Since Aston Villa returned to the Premier League in 2019, they have posted a record of 1W-1D-4L in league and cup fixtures versus Manchester United.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Prediction

Half time result: DRAW @ 6/5 - BET NOW


Although Manchester United took a 1-0 lead early in the game on Monday in the FA Cup third round, these teams were evenly matched. Aston Villa and Manchester United finished the first half nil-nil when the teams met previously in the Premier League. Four of Aston Villa’s last six matches finished with draws at halftime. Seven of Manchester United’s last 10 games in all competitions went into halftime as draws. Our betting tips prediction is for a draw at halftime.

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The last two matches between Aston Villa and Manchester United finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for a low-scoring game with under 2.5 goals being scored at Villa Park. Six of Manchester United’s last seven games in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals. Three of Villa’s last five games in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals.

Race to 5 corners: Aston Villa @ 10/11 - BET NOW


The last two matches between Aston Villa and Manchester United in all competitions ended with over 9.5 corners. The teams’ Premier League game ended with five corners apiece, while the FA Cup third round fixture had six goals apiece.

Aston Villa were on top of the Red Devils for much of the game on Monday. Our betting tips prediction is for Aston Villa to again be the aggressor for much of the match. This will lead to Aston Villa winning the race to 5 corners. Manchester United average 5.26 corners per game. Aston Villa average 5.11 corners per match in the league.

Although Aston Villa should be the aggressor for much of the game, our betting tips prediction is for Manchester United to see off the Villains for a second time this week. It may not be pretty, but the Red Devils should claim an away win.