Aston Villa - Manchester United: prediction "2"
In the fifteenth round, Manchester United will visit Aston Villa. The two teams are far apart as the Villans are in sixteenth place, a point ahead of Leicester, who are in the relegation zone. The "Red Devils" are in fifth position. The upcoming visitors have won eleven points more than their opponents from twelve games played, while Gerrard's alumni have thirteen matches to their name.
Manchester United picked up just one point from their two meetings with Aston Villa last season. Their meeting at Old Trafford ended in a narrow 1-0 victory for the Villans, with the result at Villa Park 2-2. Between these two battles, Manchester United managed to eliminate their upcoming opponent from the 1/32-finals of the FA Cup tournament. Scott McTominay scored the only goal to put the Red Devils through to the next stage of the competition.
During the week, Manchester United recorded a fifth victory in the group stage of the Europa League, but with it they also failed to dethrone Real Sociedad from the top. The English giant beat the Blue and Whites 1:0. Both teams finished with fifteen points, but Real have the better goal difference, which puts them in the round of 16, while Manchester United's players have to go through the round of 16 first. Alejandro Garnacho scored the only goal at Reale Arena. It was the first goal for the 18-year-old Argentine with the "Red Devils" team.
Manchester United are unbeaten in nine games in a row, while Aston Villa fell in the last round of the Premier League. Steven Gerrard's men suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat away to Newcastle. United, on the other hand, recorded a 1-0 victory over West Ham in the previous round, which was a total of seven triumphs for the Red Devils. I believe that the "Villas" will not be able to achieve the positive results of last season against Manchester United and will concede defeat in their first clash in 2022/23.