Manchester United vs Aston Villa
International – Club Friendlies
Date: Saturday, 23 July 2022
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Optus Stadium.
The Red Devils continue to impress under new manager Erik ten Hag, and their ultimate objective this season will be to secure a top-4 finish, and thus manage to get back into the Champions League. This upcoming encounter will be a great test for them as they are taking on fellow Premier League team Aston Villa.
United had to settle for a 6th place finish the last season in the English top flight and worryingly they had a goal difference of exactly zero. Their defense was in shambles throughout the campaign and also their goal scoring had come down quite worryingly.
However, it seems that they have found their scoring touch back under the new manager and they will be eager to keep this trend going on. Every fixture under this new gaffer have resulted in wins for them, and all saw the team scoring in plenty as well.
Meanwhile Aston Villa had to settle for a 14thplace finish the last season in the Premier League and it was rightfully classified as a disappointing campaign from the squad. They used to be contenders for a top-10 finish and this downgrade has definitely affected them.
They also have a rather worrying head-to-head record against this opponent and they also simply do not have the quality to take on the likes of the Red Devils. Expect another victory for Manchester United this Saturday.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest clash had finished in a 2-2 draw.
- United had won 3 of the past 5 meetings.
- 3 of the previous 5 clashes also had goals from both teams.
- Since 2009 Aston Villa have delivered a single official victory.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Prediction & Analysis
The Devils are on a 3-game winning streak and they had scored a total of 11 goals in the process. They have displayed some impressive free-flowing attack and this seems to have gotten fans back into their corner.
The team will be determined to try out their luck in the Premier League with this new manager and a win against Aston Villa will be a huge confidence-boost for them.
Villa had finished their league campaign with a 4-fixture winless run and it also needs to be mentioned that they have fared quite poorly in previous head-to-head clashes.
By the looks of things, it is expected that Manchester United will deliver a winning performance this weekend.