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Manchester United v Aston Villa betting tips: Big guns back for Red Devils

| 21.09.2021

Man Utd v Aston Villa betting tips and odds

United hope to bounce back from Wednesday’s Carabao Cup exit when they face Aston Villa on Saturday as 2/5 favourites to win the game at Old Trafford.

Villa proved a match for Chelsea for the second time this season, drawing their third-round tie 1-1 at Stamford Bridge only to go out 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out.

Ashley Young faces his former United team-mates for the first time since joining Inter Milan on loan in the 2020 winter transfer window, so let’s check out the odds in our Man Utd v Aston Villa betting tips.

Match Odds

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in for criticism for selecting a weakened team in the 1-0 home defeat by West Ham, but his senior players will return to the fray for the clash with Villa who have some dangerous players in their ranks.

The Red Devils have beaten Villa with over 2.5 match goals in the last three meetings and that option can be backed at 19/20 as one of our Man Utd v Aston Villa betting tips.

United are one of three teams to have won four and drawn one of their opening five games and they won their two home games against Leeds and Newcastle by four and three-goal margins respectively, so we go 13/5 on the hosts to win by at least three goals.

Villa lost by three goals in the Premier League at Chelsea, but they spurned several first-half chances in that game and should not be written off to cause an upset.

Dean Smith’s attacking side are 19/5 to draw, 7/1 to win and 2/1 in the double chance market, while they are 13/5 to score the opening goal and 18/5 to do so in the first half.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored United’s first goal in his last two appearances and the Portuguese to break the deadlock in a 2-1 win is available at 16/1, while a win for the hosts and both teams to score is 15/8 bearing in mind they have kept just one clean sheet this season, conceding exactly once in four of their five games.

Talking Tactics

Solskjaer made 11 changes for Wednesday’s disappointing League Cup defeat during which his players took 27 shots, so the likes of Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Mason Greenwood should return to the fold in a 4-2-3-1.

Villa winger Leon Bailey picked up an injury in the 3-0 win against Everton and is doubtful, just like John McGinn who had to go off after a clash of heads with Michael Keane.

Goalscorer Odds

Ronaldo is understandably the 12/5 favourite to break the deadlock and just 7/10 to score, while Fernandes is 7/2 and 5/4 in the respective markets having scored in his last three appearances against Villa.

Greenwood netted in last season’s 3-1 win at Villa Park and is 2/1 to get on the scoresheet again or 11/2 to draw first blood in our Man Utd v Aston Villa betting tips.

Danny Ings last scored against United playing for Burnley six and a half years ago but he is 6/1 to net the opener or 11/5 to score, while Anwar El Ghazi and Emi Buendia are 4/1 and 11/2 to get past United’s defence.

Match Info

Where: Old Trafford

When: 12:30, Saturday 25th September

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner