Sutton with prediction ahead of Aston Villa v Man Utd clash

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery
Aston Villa manager Unai Emery. Photo by Shutterstock.

Aston Villa face Manchester United on Sunday in a clash between two clubs competing for a top four finish this season.

Manchester United have shown great form recently, but Lisandro Martinez who had just returned from injury suffered a setback, something BBC Sport punter Chris Sutton is worried about ahead of the match.

Sutton’s prediction for the match is a 2-1 win for Aston Villa. You will get odds around 8.40 on that odds prediction if you are into football betting.

“Manchester United impressed me in their win over West Ham with the control they had of that game – we have not seen that from them very often recently,” BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton said.

“People are saying they are getting back to their best form and when Erik ten Hag spoke afterwards, he was as upbeat as I’ve heard him be all season.

“Rasmus Hojlund is one of the reasons Ten Hag is so positive. He played well, and again took his goal well.

“This is a very different test, however, even if Aston Villa have lost their past two home games, firstly against Newcastle and then to Chelsea in the FA Cup.

“Villa are not out of the title race yet and I am backing them to respond. While I think Manchester United will score, Lisandro Martinez’s injury is a big loss for them at the back.”