Two sides looking to push up the Premier League table in pursuit of European football next season face off, as Aston Villa host Manchester United in the West Midlands.
Villa have impressed with many punters and EPL betting apps this term and they remain fully in the hunt for a top 4 finish at the end of the season.
Manchester United meanwhile have started to tick in the past few games and they will relish this contest on the road.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United Best Odds
This is a game that could have a big impact on the respective seasons of both Villa and United and the stakes are high at Villa Park.
|Aston Villa – 6/5 (+120)
|Draw – 23/8 (+288)
|Manchester United – 43/20 (+215)
|Over – 4/7 (-175)
|Under – 8/5 (+160)
|Yes – 8/15 (-188)
|No – 17/10 (+170)
Aston Villa vs Manchester United Analysis
With two big sides going at it, Villa Park should be bouncing and the result of this one will have a big impact on the race for European football next season with all EPL betting sites.
Unai Emery has done a superb job at Aston Villa since taking the reins just over 12 months ago. Villa are sat in the top 4, in the hunt for a Champions League spot next season and they have beaten the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal at home this season. They have fast become one of the most reliable sides to back in the division with Premier League betting sites and they will be desperate to put in a performance against United here.
Team news: Jhon Duran, Lucas Digne, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Pau Torres, and Emi Buendia are all out of action for this one.
Aston Villa Predicted Lineup:
Emiliano Martinez, Matty Cash, Clement Lenglet, Diego Carlos, Alex Moreno, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Leon Bailey, Boubacar Kamara, Youri Tielemans & Ollie Watkins.
The start of 2024 has brought about a new sense of optimism to Manchester United, who are in the last 16 of the FA Cup and are firmly in the hunt for a top 4 spot in the Premier League. Young stars such as Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho are really starting to come of age for the Red Devils and many of the injury problems that plagued them earlier in the season look to have been left behind.
Team news: Lisandro Martinez, Aaron wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial and Mason Mount are all still missing for United.
Manchester United Predicted Lineup:
Andre Onana, Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Kobbie Mainoo, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund & Marcus Rashford.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United Stats and Trends
- Manchester United hold the advantage in this fixture of late, winning three times, with Villa coming out on top once and one draw.
- Manchester United came from behind to beat Villa 3-2 at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign.
- Villa beat United at home in the Premier League last season – winning 3-1.
- Aston Villa sit 4th in the Premier League, whilst United are in toughing distance in 6th.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United Prediction
Both of these sides will be fancying their chances here, in what is a big game for both sides in terms of their seasonal aspirations.
Back to back home defeats to Newcastle United and Chelsea has punctured the bubble surrounding Villa of late and they will want to put in a response here.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have been trending in the right direction lately and they know this is a big game for them.
This should be tight, with a draw looking like the most likely outcome.
Prediction: The match to finish as a draw – 23/8 (+288) – Rhino Bet.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United – The Ultimate Bet
Ollie Watkins to score anytime – 13/8 (+163) – Fitzdares
Aston Villa have been heavily reliant on the goal return of Ollie Watkins again this season and the England forward has been in good form recently, so he should be chomping at the bit here against Manchester United.