The Premier League continues this weekend, with Cristiano Ronaldo looking to continue his scoring streak against a tough midtable opponent. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the important clash between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
Manchester United continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a late winner at West Ham United last weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men sit third currently but are level on points with fellow contenders Liverpool and Chelsea. A win this weekend would be Manchester United’s fourth straight in the Premier League as they look to cement themselves as title contenders.
Manchester United don’t seem to have any fresh injury concerns before Saturday’s fixture. Marcus Rashford remains a long-term absentee with his shoulder problem whilst Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles may return to the matchday squad after some time out.
Aston Villa has made an inconsistent start to their campaign. They sit 10th but enter this fixture after their most impressive performance of the Premier League campaign. The Villains had a 3-0 victory over Everton this past weekend, and they will be inspired by summer signing Leon Bailey who impressed off the bench.
However, Leon Bailey is reported to have a tight thigh after Saturday’s victory, and he is touch-and-go regarding fitness. Similarly, midfielder John McGinn was replaced after suffering a blow to the head on Saturday – he may miss the fixture due to concussion protocol.
Aston Villa have a horrific record against Manchester United. The Midland side hasn’t recorded a competitive victory over the Red Devils since 2009 and will be facing the best Manchester United team in many years on Saturday.
However, Aston Villa can take inspiration from their recent goal-scoring record against United. Villa, despite losing, have netted in three of their last five against United, and they even managed a draw in 2019 at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have dominated this fixture. This should be expected to continue when Villa travel to Old Trafford. United is looking for four straight wins and Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of his United appearances since his comeback. United should win but Aston Villa may score due to their recent record and their confidence after defeating Everton.
We’re predicting a Manchester United victory and both teams to score at 8/5 with 888Sport.