Opta Stats: Manchester United v Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith.
Will Dean Smith have the answers when Aston Villa visit Manchester United?

Aston Villa could move level on points with Manchester United if they can win at Old Trafford. Opta weighs up the odds.

With seven goals and four assists, Marcus Rashford has been directly involved in 58% of Man Utd’s 19 Premier League goals this season – only Teemu Pukki at Norwich (69%) has been involved in more for his side this season.

Rashford is 2.021/1 to score.

Manchester United have lost just one of their 24 home Premier League games against Aston Villa (0-1 in December 2009), winning 12 of the last 13 and the last six in a row against them at Old Trafford. They are 1.51/2 to win.

After winning two of their first seven Premier League games against Man Utd (D1 L4), Aston Villa have won just one of their last 41 against them in the competition (W1 D10 L30). The draw is 4.84/1.

Manchester United have won 34 Premier League games against Aston Villa - the only team to win more against a specific opponent in the competition are Man Utd themselves, with 36 wins against Everton. Manchester United are 2.35/4 to win half-time/full-time.

Manchester United lost their last home league game against a promoted side, going down 0-2 against Cardiff on the final day of 2018-19. They've not lost consecutive such games at Old Trafford since a run of three in the 1986-87 season (vs Charlton, Norwich and Wimbledon). An Aston Villa win is 7.613/2.

Manchester United have dropped 10 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, just one fewer than they dropped in the whole of 2018-19 (11). Indeed, since Ole Gunnar Solskjær took charge of the club, only Southampton (24) and Tottenham (20) have lost more points from ahead than the Red Devils (17). The Manchester United half-time/draw full-time double result is 20.019/1.

Aston Villa have lost 12 of their last 13 away Premier League games against the six ever-present sides, with a 1-0 win at Spurs in April 2015 the only exception. They've conceded 37 goals in those 12 defeats, while scoring just seven in return. Manchester United are 2.89/5 to win to nil.

Both Aston Villa and Manchester United have conceded a joint league-low four first-half goals in the Premier League this season (level with Liverpool and Sheffield United). The 0-0 half-time correct score is 3.613/5.

With seven goals and four assists, Marcus Rashford has been directly involved in 58% of Man Utd's 19 Premier League goals this season - only Teemu Pukki at Norwich (69%) has been involved in more for his side this season. Rashford is 2.021/1 to score.

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has carried the ball further than any other Premier League player this season (3441 metres). He's created 17 chances after carrying the ball (moving the ball five or more metres), more than any other player in the competition. Grealish is 7.06/1 to find the net.

Dan Fitch 2019/20 Season P/L

Staked: 176.00 pts
Returned: 179.92 pts
P/L: +3.92 pts

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