Aston Villa vs Manchester United predictions: Premier League preview and betting ideas
Our Aston Villa vs Manchester United predictions see the guests boost their top-four possibilities by adding to the hosts’ Premier League relegation worries
Aston Villa’s battle against relegation offers another stern check with the go to on Thursday of an in-form Manchester United team chasing the top 4.
The Villans are in 18th and four points away from security after shedding their last two, and are odds-on to return down to the Championship in the market as their possibilities look slim with five video games to go.
United are in unimaginable type, unbeaten in nine and successful their last three, including the 5-2 victory towards Bournemouth at the weekend, and at the moment are 4 points behind fourth-placed Leicester, who drew with Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United predictions and betting tips
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United set to dominate
Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s males are gamely maintaining the strain on in the race for a, lying two factors behind Chelsea and only three adrift of third-placed Leicester.
Villa remain in the backside three, admittedly solely some extent behind Watford in seventeenth however solely above Bournemouth by virtue of a slightly higher aim distinction, and they are determined for a win or two from their ultimate 5 video games.
A victory looks unlikely on Thursday though, despite their picking up a degree in the reverse fixture in a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils flying in the meanwhile, and scoring targets for fun.
The Villans haven’t overwhelmed United since 2009 and don’t appear to have a defence able to preserving them quiet this week, with no group having conceded as many as the Midlanders’ sixty two.
Tip: Manchester United/Manchester United – half-time/full time @
Goals on the agenda
United have been a different team for the rationale that arrival of Bruno Fernandes in the January switch window, along with his inventive spark giving the attacking gamers more confidence to make these runs, figuring out that the cross is coming.
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have the pace and finishing ability to score goals towards anybody, and the Red Devils have been banging them in of late.
United have scored 12 objectives in four video games within the Premier League for the rationale that season resumed and there’s no sign of that slowing down, particularly with lots nonetheless on the line regarding a ending place.
Solskjær has loads of options ought to he determine to freshen things up as nicely, having named the same beginning 11 for the final three matches. But the group are taking half in with the kind of confidence that is making goalscoring look simple, they usually could be entrusted to hold on in the same vein.
Villa boss Dean Smith has already had his gripes about the scheduling and that United could have had an additional day’s rest is not going to be in his favour, however he will have taken some confidence from the truth that his aspect outshot the champions at Anfield.
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @
Fernandes looks goal value
With objectives on the agenda it appears sensible to look at the goalscoring options – and there is a lot to consider, definitely from a United viewpoint.
Rashford and Martial share the honour of being their membership’s leading scorer with 15 in the league, with the latter having just lately bagged his first profession hat-trick in the 3-0 win over Sheffield United.
Both scored in the victory over Bournemouth last time out, while Mason Greenwood took his Premier League tally to eight with a brace in opposition to the Cherries.
However, Fernandes is the man who’s making United tick in the intervening time, scoring six goals and offering 5 assists in nine appearances, and he presents a bit extra value to get on the scoresheet.
He takes penalties and free kicks to go together with his natural goalscoring talent from open play, while the extra adventurous might contemplate the 9/2 on final goalscorer after he rounded off the tally in every of United’s last two games.
Tip: Bruno Fernandes to attain anytime @
Aston Villa vs Manchester United odds
Predictably, Aston Villa are long pictures at 17/2 to get a much needed win and their first in 9 video games, Manchester United are 4/11, and you may again the draw at 17/4.
All odds offered by Virgin Bet are right at the time of publication and are subject to alter.
Aston Villa team news
Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish should start regardless of harm scares against Liverpool. Keinan Davis may have the duty of leading the line after starting the final two games but will be determined to get his name on the scoresheet for his first Premier League aim. Pepe Reina is likely to keep his place in aim with Björn Engels a doubt.
Aston Villa predicted line-up (4-3-3): Reina; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor; McGinn, Luiz, Grealish; El Ghazi, Davis, Trezeguet.
Manchester United staff news
Solskjær shall be eager to capitalise on Leicester’s draw with Arsenal and can field his full-strength aspect. Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, who is recent from signing a new contract at United, will begin in midfield with Fernandes in entrance of them, and Greenwood and Rashford on the wings making an attempt to feed lone frontman Martial. Victor Lindelof was taken off at half-time in United’s earlier match, but ought to be match sufficient to companion Harry Maguire in defence.
Manchester United predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Last five results
5 Jul PL Liverpool 2 Aston Villa zero L
27 Jun PL Aston Villa 0 Wolves 1 L
24 Jun PL Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1 D
21 Jun PL Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2 L
17 Jun PL Aston Villa zero Sheffield United 0 D
4 Jul PL Manchester United 5 Bournemouth 2 W
30 Jun PL Brighton 0 Manchester United 3 W
27 Jun FAC Norwich 1 Manchester United 2* W
24 Jun PL Manchester United 3 Sheffield United zero W
19 Jun PL Tottenham 1 Manchester United 1 D
*after extra time
Aston Villa vs Manchester United: final five meetings
1 Dec 19 PL Manchester United 2 Aston Villa 2
16 Apr 16 PL Manchester United 1 Aston Villa 0
14 Aug 15 PL Aston Villa zero Manchester United 1
4 Apr 15 PL Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 1
20 Dec 14 PL Aston Villa 1 Manchester United 1
PL Premier League FAC FA Cup