Kick-off: 1405, 09/05/2021
Stadium: Villa Park
TV: Sky Sports
Aston Villa seem keen to push for a top-half finish in the Premier League while Manchester United are looking to close in on second place.
Each side has been involved in a number of entertaining encounters of late and their last three head-to-head meetings have produced plenty of sparks and 10 goals.
We’re taking 29/10 for both teams to score in the first half for our initial Aston Villa vs Man Utd prediction.
That bet would have paid out in Villa’s most recent three matches!
A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds
Villa were involved in a pulsating opening period when visiting Everton, where Ollie Watkins broke the deadlock on 13 minutes and Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit back not long after.
The second half was less enthralling but Dean Smith’s side did snatch a deserved 2-1 victory via a fine late strike from Anwar El Ghazi.
“When I look at the team, you are normally giving them marks out of 10 and no-one was under a seven, which makes for a good team performance,” declared Smith.
“It is easy to say we have nothing to play for or the players aren’t showing much desire but I think they showed how much desire they have.
“We have been inconsistent over the last two or three months but we’ve lost a talented player through injury in Jack Grealish and we’ve had to find another way to find that creative spark.”
Against a team which has suffered from sloppy starts all season, 31/20 for the hosts to break the deadlock for a fifth straight match appeals from the Aston Villa vs Man Utd odds.
Last Villa line-up: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United looked set to be vulnerable in this fixture on the back of a proposed tough schedule but that should not now be the case.
A 6-2 first-leg romp eased the pressure on Thursday’s Europa League trip to face Roma in Italy while last weekend’s grudge match with Liverpool had to be postponed.
The Red Devils appear ready to close the campaign in a positive fashion and have an unbeaten Premier League away record to protect here.
Luke Shaw told the club website: “We want to finish the season strong and show people why we deserve to be up there.”
United’s 17-match run without defeat on the road in this competition is even more impressive as it features a number of come-from-behind victories.
In what should be another open contest, 11/2 for either team to lead and then lose is added to our Aston Villa vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Pogba, Fred, Fernandes, McTominay, Cavani, Rashford.
Everton 1-2 ASTON VILLA – Ollie Watkins, Anwar El Ghazi
MAN UTD 6-2 Roma – Bruno Fernandes (2), Edinson Cavani (2), Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood
Head-to-head: Man Utd 2-1 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 0-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-2 Aston Villa
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