Manchester United will try to continue its run of dominance against Aston Villa when it hosts an English Premier League match between the teams Saturday at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are 14-4-0 in the past 18 matches against the Lions and are unbeaten so far this season. Man U is tied on points with Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the table and has scored a league-high 13 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo's surprise return last month has the fans stirred up for a potential title run after the team finished second to Manchester City last season. Aston Villa (2-1-2) could cause trouble with its attack, but there are questions in the back that could be an issue against the talent of Manchester United.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 a.m. ET in Manchester, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists Manchester United as the -250 favorite (risk $250 to win $100) in its latest Manchester United vs. Aston Villa odds, while Aston Villa is the +675 underdog. A draw is priced at +380, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in any Aston Villa vs. Manchester United picks, you need to check out the English Premier League predictions from European soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have hauled in stunning profits. Green has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has taken a close look at Manchester United vs. Aston Villa from every possible angle and just locked in his best bets. You can visit SportsLine now to see his expert EPL picks and analysis. Here are several EPL odds and betting lines for Aston Villa vs. Manchester United:
- Manchester United vs. Aston Villa spread: Man U -1.5 (+110)
- Manchester United vs. Aston Villa over-under: 2.5 goals
- Manchester United vs. Aston Villa money line: Man U -250, Aston Villa +675, Draw +380
- MAN: Mason Greenwood has 20 goals in 39 starts (70 appearances)
- AVL: Danny Ings had 34 goals the past two seasons at Southampton
Why you should back Manchester United
Ronaldo is one of many options for the Red Devils, who have four players with at least two league goals. Bruno Fernandes has a team-high four, Ronaldo has three in two games and 19-year-old Mason Greenwood also has three. Jesse Lingard has two in a reserve role, and Paul Pogba has a league-high seven assists. Ronaldo might be 36, but he has adapted his game and remains one of the world's most dangerous scorers.
Aston Villa has scored more than one goal just once in the past 11 matchups, and United won nine of those. David de Gea has been solid in goal, leaving Dean Henderson to push for a loan transfer, and the Man U defense has star power. Raphael Varane was a huge addition, coming over from Real Madrid to join Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the back line.
Why you should back Aston Villa
The Lions lost captain Jack Grealish to a record transfer, but the team reinvested much of its windfall. It added striker Danny Ings from Southampton, playmaking midfielder Emiliano Buendia from Norwich and winger Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen. Ings has a team-high two goals and two assists and has been a dangerous scorer in the league for seven seasons. Buendia had 15 goals with Norwich last season and had 34 assists over his three seasons there. Captain Tyrone Mings anchors the defense and keeps his teammates motivated.
Aston Villa appears to be starting to gel, and it followed a 3-0 loss to Chelsea with a 3-0 victory against a strong Everton squad last weekend. It is 3-2-1 in its past six games in all competitions. The Lions drubbed Barrow 6-0 in the League Cup last month and played to a 1-1 draw but lost on penalties against Chelsea in the EFL Cup on Wednesday. The Blues didn't play their top lineup, but the result should give the Lions confidence. Aston Villa rejoined the top flight for 2019-20 and barely avoided a quick relegation, but it was 11th last season and sits 10th now.
How to make EPL picks for Manchester United vs. Aston Villa
Green has broken down Saturday's Aston Villa vs. Manchester United match from every side, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He has revealed three confident best bets and has a complete analysis of this English Premier League match. He's only sharing his Manchester United vs. Aston Villa picks at SportsLine.
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