Manchester United will face Villarreal just over four months after losing the Europa League final. The Red Devils will seek vengeance against their Spanish counterparts in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night. While the Yellow Submarines were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Atalanta in their first Group F match, the Red Devils were defeated 2-1 by Young Boys. Here is everything you need to know about Manchester United vs Villarreal football prediction for the Champions League match of the season.
When put under duress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be missing three of his regular back four on Wednesday night.
Last time out n the Champions League Aaron Wan-Bissaka received a red card and has been suspended. Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire are both out with injuries.
Donny van de Beek, Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, and Edinson Cavani will all be in contention to start against Villarreal.
Gerard Moreno will be unavailable after missing the weekend match against Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, the away team will miss highly-rated winger Samuel Chukwueze. Dani Raba and Yeremi Pino have also been ruled out. Francis Coquelin has been placed on leave.
Earlier this month Pau Torres returned from a long break and will face Manchester United in this match.
Manchester United vs Villarreal Prediction
This season, from the last four games, Manchester United has lost three and after a busy summer transfer window, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure. The Red Devils are already on the back foot in the competition after losing their first Champions League game away to Young Boys.
Villarreal drew six of their first seven matches this season in all competitions. Given these two clubs’ head-to-head record, another draw on Wednesday appears highly likely.
As Manchester United fans expect their team to perform at a much higher level, particularly in games they are expected to win the pressure is mounting on Solskjaer.
Wednesday’s game is another that the Red Devils will be favorites to win, and a defeat here would severely jeopardize their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.
Manchester United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
Villarreal possible starting lineup: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, A. Moreno; Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros; Danjuma, Alcacer, Pino
Our Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Villarreal