11/10/22, 4:24 AM
The third-round EFL Cup match between Aston Villa and Manchester United will take place on Thursday at Old Trafford.
Given that they have kept a stunning five straight clean sheets at home and have won their last three games in front of their own fans in all competitions, the Red Devils should be more defensively resilient when they visit Old Trafford. Five times EFL Cup victors, with the most recent victory coming in the 2016–17 season under Jose Mourinho.
The previous time out at Villa Park, Unai Emery started off his reign by defeating Erik ten Hag's club 3-1. Emery, a frequent winner of the Europa League, guided Villarreal to the Champions League semifinals. In order to advance to the third round, Aston Villa defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-1. Emery now needs to end the team's five-game losing streak away from home. Additionally, in three of their last four road games, they have failed to score.
Whatever the circumstances of the game, it is likely that the clubs will conduct themselves properly. The Lions will need to demonstrate that it was intentional in order to foil the Red Devils' attempts at retaliation. Expect the argument to create outcomes once more.
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals