Aston Villa v Man Utd: When is it, where can you watch it, team news and what are the odds?

Date published: Wednesday 8th July 2020 6:45 - Michael Graham

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When is Aston Villa v Man Utd?

Barring any health emergencies, the game is scheduled to take place on Thursday July 9.

What time does Aston Villa v Man Utd kick-off?

The game is scheduled for an 8.15pm kick-off and is one of three Premier League matches that day.

What is at stake?

It’s a game of significant importance to both teams, especially given the recent results of their respective rivals.

Manchester United saw Chelsea pick up a big win at Crystal Palace earlier this week, strengthening their chances of Champions League football. At the moment, Man Utd are just off the pace, so need to make the most of this game in hand to keep the pressure on above them.

Aston Villa’s survival hopes were dealt a blow by Watford beating Norwich on Tuesday, leaving them four points from safety.

Where can I watch Aston Villa v Man Utd?

It’s being broadcast by Sky Sports.

Is Aston Villa v Man Utd free-to-air?

It’s not, no. To watch this one you will either need a Sky Sports subscription or to purchase a Now TV pass.

What is the team news?

Aston Villa are sweating on the fitness of star man Jack Grealish after he suffered a knock last time out, but he is expected to be fit to play. The same can be said for key centre-back Tyrone Mings.

Pepe Reina is likely to continue in goal after a solid performance at former club Liverpool in Villa’s last outing.

Man Utd are expected to go again with the same team who thrashed Bournemouth in their last match, but that may depend upon whether defender Victor Lindelof can recover from a back injury he picked up against the Cherries.

Jack Grealish

What happened in the reverse match?

Aston Villa gave an excellent account of themselves at Old Trafford in December, holding them to a 2-2 thanks to a Tyrone Mings leveller in the second half.

What are the odds?

Man Utd are the strong 1/3 favourites to win the game. Aston Villa are priced at 8/1 with the draw available at 17/4.

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