STATS: Why Manchester United are likely to record a seventh successive win at Aston Villa

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Ahead of Manchester United's Premier League clash with Aston Villa, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Aston Villa play host to in-form Manchester United at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, with the Red Devils looking to record a seven successive Premier League victory. 

Here are the top five statistics ahead of Saturday afternoon's encounter:

1 - Aston Villa have won just one of the last 37 Premier League games against Manchester United (W1 D9 L27), including losing the last seven in a row. The last time they beat the Red Devils at Villa Park in this competition (August 19th 1995), midfielder Jack Grealish wasn't even born.

10 - The home side's struggles in front of goal are well documented this season, and having managed to find the net only ten times so far, they are the lowest scorers in all four divisions of English football. Manchester United, meanwhile, have scored at least three goals in each of their last five Premier League games against the home side.

  GoalsAppearances
Man Utd 29 16
Aston Villa 10 16

12 - Wayne Rooney (12) and Marouane Fellaini (4) have both scored more Premier League goals against Aston Villa than they have managed against any other opponent. Meanwhile, Robin van Persie has scored five goals in his last five top flight matches against the Villians. 

18 - The Red Devils lead the Premier League form table - Louis van Gaal's side have won more points from their last six Premier League games than any other side (18). Villa, on the other had, have secured seven points during this period; Lambert's side rank ninth based on these recent results. 

103 - Manchester United have won 103 Premier League points against Aston Villa – more than any other side have managed against the Midlands outfit. 

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