class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Looking shaky at the back but unstoppable in attack, Al Hain-Cole expects the Red Devils to get the better of Smith's men in a high-scoring clash
Manchester United will be aiming to bounce back from defeat when they welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
The Red Devils were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham in midweek, having beaten the same opposition in the league just three days before.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa latest odds
However, Man Utd are 4/11 (1.36) favourites with bet365 to put that behind them by coming out on top against an opponent they have not lost against in the last 18 encounters.
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Indeed, Aston Villa have lost 14 out of 18 meetings since winning here back in 2009 and are 7/1 (8.00) outsiders to cause an upset with a shock win.
Dean Smith’s side suffered a penalty shootout defeat at Stamford Bridge after a 1-1 Carabao Cup draw on Wednesday and can be backed at 19/4 (5.25) to earn another creditable draw in this game.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa team news
Edinson Cavani remains highly doubtful to feature, while Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo are both definitely ruled out.
Matt Targett, Trezeguet, Morgan Sanson, John McGinn, Keinan Davis and Leon Bailey are all injury doubts, with the on-loan Axel Tuanzebe ineligible to face his parent club.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa preview
Having found the net against a Chelsea defence that had only conceded once in their six previous games this season, the Villans will be confident of causing plenty of problems for the hosts at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have kept just one clean sheet in seven matches so far this season, relying on their star-studded attacking line-up to fire them level on points with leaders Chelsea in the league table.
With nine goals to their name in the first two league matches in front of their own fans, they will certainly back themselves to extend their strong record against this opposition even if they do let in a goal or two themselves.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa tips & predictions
In fact, odds of 15/8 (2.88) seem fairly generous on United coming out on top and both teams scoring for their third successive league game, as well as a third meeting in a row with a Villa team that have failed to score just once in seven games this season.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.