Aston Villa vs. Manchester United Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
9 February 2024, 13:28

The teams approach this match in different conditions - Manchester United are currently on the high fly, having 3 wins in a row, including a crazy comeback with Wolverhampton (3-4), while Aston Villa is in crisis, having won only one victory in the last 4 games. Both teams are fighting to get into the Champions League, which has been confirmed more than once by the head coaches, but if Aston Villa is already in the Champions League zone, then the gap between the MU and the coveted 4th place is 8 points. There is still a lot of time before the end of the season, but both teams understand that they need to get points in every match.

Aston Villa vs. Manchester United Preview 

Aston Villa Preview

Aston Villa has become one of the main openings of the season thanks to its coherent play and consistency. Unai Emery has received an excellent roster of players under his care, which perfectly suits his coaching style, which is confirmed by the 4th place in the table. Despite this, the team began to feel feverish in recent meetings (2 defeats and 2 draws), culminating in the relegation from the cup from Chelsea, where the Blues did not leave a single chance to Aston Villa. At this match, Emery expects his players to react to the team's latest results, which, coupled with the support of the stands, should bear fruit.

Manchester United Preview

After an indistinct first half of the season, Erik Ten Haag's team began to find a little balance in their game, which immediately began to affect the results. So, it was well known about United's problems on the road, but now the team has a series of 3 wins in a row, which has not happened since the beginning of autumn. The injury of Lisandro Martinez, who is now out for several months, was a serious blow to the team, but the disgraced Harry Maguire seemed to cheer up in the new year and is causing less ridicule from experts and fans. Thus, despite the difficult climate in the locker room, Ten Hag is gradually levelling up the MU game in order to reach the end of the season in the best possible shape. Apart from the Premier League, the Red Devils participate only in the FA Cup, which allows a team with a not too deep squad by current standards to compete on these remaining two fronts.

Betting Tips for Aston Villa vs. Manchester United

Both Teams to Score

Aston Villa is one of the most scoring teams in the Premier League (3rd) and shares with Liverpool and Arsenal the first place as the highest home scoring team (30 goals in 11 matches). Manchester United began to show lifesigns in the attacking build-up after New Year and the last matches prove that the Red Devils are quite dangerous again - 9 goals in the last 3 Premier League rounds. These statistics indicate that the possibility of both teams to score is quite high and William Hill gives 1.53 on this Aston Villa vs. Manchester United tip. 

Total Over 2.5 Goals

Both of the teams do enjoy scoring and conceding goals, which indicates certain problems with defence which are masked by a lot of goals scored. Manchester United has beaten this total in the last 4 consecutive games, while Aston Villa made it 3 consecutive times. The first round between the two this season ended 3-2 and the possibility for a similar result is quite high. For this outcome, William Hill gives 1.57 as Aston Villa vs. Manchester United odds.

First Half Winner - Manchester United

One of Manchester's main problems this season is excessive relaxation in the second half, which often leads to loss of points. MU conceded 12 of the last 14 away goals in the second half. At the same time, the team starts the matches perfectly, having won in the first half in 5 consecutive games. William Hill gives 3.30 for this Aston Villa vs. Manchester United prediction.

Remember to gamble responsibly. Tips provided serve only as a recommendation, not as a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement.