Aston Villa v Manchester United: Sutton’s predictions

Chris Sutton is making predictions for all 380 Premier League matches again this season, against a variety of guests.

For this weekend’s games, he takes on Sexy Beast star Stephen Moyer, who is a West Ham fan.

Sutton’s prediction: 2-1

Manchester United impressed me in their win over West Ham with the control they had of that game. We’ve not seen that from them very often this season.

People are saying they are getting back to their best form and when Erik ten Hag spoke afterwards, he was as upbeat as I have 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.

However, this is a very different test, 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’m backing them to respond. While I think Manchester United will score, Lisandro Martinez’s injury is a big loss for them at the back.

Stephen’s prediction: 1-0

This is a weird one and I’ve found it hard to call.

Manchester United’s midfield is fantastic and, going forward, they are looking good but Villa have been so good at home in the league that I have to back them. I feel like they will get at United’s defence.

Read all of Sutton’s predictions for this weekend’s games


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