Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Match preview, predictions and odds
The second meeting in four days between these sides should see the Reds claim a win against the Midlands side
Manchester United welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford for the Carabao Cup third round on Thursday night, with Erik ten Hag’s men looking for revenge at the Birmingham side.
These two sides met in the Premier League on Sunday, with Unai Emery’s side winning 3-1 in the manager’s opener, although United were clear favorites to claim victory on Thursday.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Latest Odds
The hosts are eager to record a victory at the cost of 8/11 (1.72) to be won in 90 minutes with visitors available at 15/4 (4.75) to record another triumph.
Indeed, the Villans have a strong recent record in this fixture, with last season seeing them win at Old Trafford and draw 2-2 at home in the Premier League to the Reds.
The draw is offered at 14/5 (3.80).
Manchester United first goalscorer odds against Aston Villa
Bruno Fernandes was suspended at the weekend and is expected to return to the squad with the Portugal international available at 6/1 (7.00) to open the scoring as he did when these sides met Birmingham in the Premier League last season.
Elsewhere for the hosts, Anthony Martial can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) with Marcus Rashford offered to 7/1 (8.00).
It was Leon Bailey who scored first when the teams met on Sunday and he is priced at 14/1 (15.00) to do it all over again, with Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings offered to 9/1 (10.00).
Manchester United v Aston Villa preview
Villa have been terrible on the road this term in the Premier League, picking up just two points from a possible 21.
Their only win away from Villa Park came in the previous round of the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 win at Bolton Wanderers and they are set to have another tough night despite beating United a few days ago.
Both teams are ready to make changes to the starting XI and United’s top side are expected to see them through.
Moreover, United have been extremely strong in front of their own fans by winning six of their last eight home games and keeping five consecutive clean sheets.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Predictions
The price of 8/11 (1.72) for United, the win should be big enough to generate a lot of interest given their excellent home form and Villa’s poor away record.
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