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Aston Villa host Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday night, as the two teams prepare for their second meeting in a few days.

Ralf Rangnick’s team is fresh from beating Steven Gerrard’s men from the FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 victory, but they must drastically improve their league form to keep up with the race for European qualifiers, after being last beaten at home by Wolves in the league.

They face a team from Villa that have faltered somewhat in recent weeks and lost their last three, but they can still keep their heads high after a generally brilliant start to Gerrard’s time at the club.

Here is a 90 minute preview of this.

When is kick off? Saturday 15 January, 17:30 (GMT) Where is it played? Villa Park, BirminghamWhich TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League (UK), Peacock (USA)Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube channel Who is the judge? David CooteWho is WHERE? Mike Dean

Gerrard is not expected to change his side too much after their defeat at Old Trafford last time out, but he will have to do without the suspended John McGinn.

Elsewhere, Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore will once again be absent as they represent their respective nations in the African Championship. Meanwhile, Leon Bailey and Marvelous Nakamba remain sidelined with injury while Ashley Young represents a doubt for the hosts.

Philippe Coutinho can make his debut for Aston Villa / Juan Manuel Serrano Arce / GettyImages

It can be a sensational debut to watch on Saturday night, as Philippe Coutinho can get a taste of action in Villa colors while Lucas Digne looks to get a virgin start as well.

Read Aston Villas’ expected lineup here

Eric Bailly is the only United player away in international service at the moment, although Rangnick will have some absent.

Paul Pogba remains undisputed due to injury, but Diogo Dalot should survive. Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo will all be back as well, except for any last minute issues.

The visitors will surely have to do without Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay, who will be out of the box by suspension.

Read Man Utd’s expected line-up here

There have been 192 meetings between these two famous clubs, with the Red Devils predictably dominating the match. United have won a lot of 102 matches between the two teams, while Villa have tasted victory only 50 times – there have been 40 draws.

The Villans have come out on top just once since the start of 2010 and, despite Man Utd’s troublesome few years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, they have lost to the Red Devils nine times in the previous 12 meetings since the start of the 2013/14 campaign. .

Kourtney Hause’s header secured a famous victory for Villa earlier in the Premier League season, although United regained normalcy by beating Saturday’s hosts in the FA Cup in the middle of the week.

Given that the two sides have just met and we do not expect wholesale changes in any way, this game should be easy to predict on paper.

With the home supporters behind them, Villa should be able to hurt United even more than they did at Old Trafford during the week. However, the visitors are stacked in individual quality and have the staff to flatter again to deceive by picking up some kind of result.

While Rangnick’s team is in enormously overwhelming form, it is a huge opportunity for Villa to achieve a historic double over United, but they may have to settle for one point here instead.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

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