Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Free-scoring Manchester United look to continue their fine form of late at struggling Aston Villa with the battle for a top four finish in the Premier League still finely poised.

With the opportunity to close the gap on Leicester in fourth to just a point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will hope to make it five successive wins, while Dean Smith’s side can move to within a point of Watford and West Ham with victory.

Follow all the live updates and reaction in this key game at both ends of the table – but first, keep up to date with the early kick-off as Spurs travel to Bournemouth looking to boost their European hopes.

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The match will begin at 8.15pm on Thursday 9 July at Villa Park.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League following coverage of Bournemouth vs Tottenham.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.​

W​hat is the team news?

Villa remain without Wesley, Tom Heaton and Matt Targett. Bjorn Engels is a doubt, however, both Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings are set to feature despite injury scares last time out.

Victor Lindelof was forced off at half-time last weekend but the centre back is expected to start alongside Harry Maguire in central defence.

Predicted line-ups

Aston Villa: Reina; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor; El Ghazi, Luiz, McGinn, Trezeguet; Grealish; Davis

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

What are the odds?

Aston Villa – 19/2

Draw – 9/2

Manchester United – 3/10

Prediction

Manchester United have been on an outstanding run of form and are brimming with confidence. Meanwhile, Villa are short on ideas and goals as their relegation starts to feel more and more inevitable.

Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester United

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