Manchester United v Aston Villa Preview

March 28, 2014 | By

Coral Free BetsPremiership action Saturday Lunch Time comes from Old Trafford Stadium and features Manchester United versus Aston Villa.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 12:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Manchester United v Aston Villa Preview, Premiership, Saturday 29th March 2014

David Moyes and his Manchester United players hopes of securing a Champions League place is all but finished as they were beaten 3-0 by derby rivals Manchester city last Tuesday night and even that last European league position also looks unlikely now as David Moyes old club Everton beat Newcastle to move 6 points clear of United with a game in hand.

The aim now for Manchester United will be to rack up as many points as they can from now till the end of the season and try to push the likes of Everton and spurs for that 5th spot and they will see this home fixture against Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime as a perfect start.

Aston Villa this season have had no consistency to their game, one week they are fantastic and the next week they look like a championship side. A couple of week ago they beat Chelsea 2-1 and put in a very good performance but then the week after they lost at home 4-1 to Stoke City. If Manager Paul Lambert could get his very young team playing with consistency then they would be in the top half of the league and not seeing themselves currently sat in 12th position with just 34 points to show from 30 games gone.

Manchester United Team News:

The hosts will still be without Robin Van Persie for this game as he continues to receive treatment for a knee injury picked up in the 2-0 victory over Olympiakos last week. Jonny Evans will be missing for this game as he is trying to shake off a calf injury but is close to a return. United have no players suspended for this fixture.

Aston Villa Team News:

Aston Villa have a few players missing for this game Jores Okore and Charles Nzogbia have long term injuries but are both due back mid April. Libor Kozak will also be missing with a broken leg and he won’t be back until the start of next season. Aston Villa have no players suspended for this match.

Manchester United v Aston Villa Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday lunchtime’s game from Old Trafford will become the 157th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Manchester United have won 81 times (51 at Old Trafford Stadium), Aston Villa have won 38 times (10 at Old Trafford Stadium) and there has been 37 draws (16 coming at Old Trafford Stadium).

The recent head to head statistics below show us that Manchester United have a massive advantage going into this fixture as they have won 5 out of the last 5 against Aston villa having scored an impressive 14 goals and conceded just twice.

15/12/13 PRL Aston Villa – Manchester United 0 : 3
22/04/13 PRL Manchester United – Aston Villa 3 : 0
10/11/12 PRL Aston Villa – Manchester United
2 : 3
15/04/12 PRL Manchester United – Aston Villa 4 : 0
03/12/11 PRL Aston Villa – Manchester United
0 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

485 Goals have been scored in the previous 156 matches played between the two clubs overall, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.10.

209 of those Goals have been scored in the 77 matches played between the two clubs at Old Trafford Stadium, which gives us an average goals per game statistic of 2.71.

Looking at both statistics we should see 3 goals scored on Saturday which should give us an exciting match to look forward too for both the fans and neutrals.

Manchester United v Manchester City Recent Form (Left to Right)

Manchester United: W L W W L

Aston Villa: D L W W L

Manchester United have a slight advantage in the recent form statistics having managed to win 3 and lost 2 of their 5 previous games played, compared to Aston Villa who have won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 5 matches played.

Manchester United v Aston Villa Match Betting Odds Market

Manchester United won’ have much confidence going into this game after being beaten 3-0 at home in their last match against Manchester City, but they will see this a must win game if they have any hopes of playing European football next season and personally I think they will win this one comfortably given the previous statistics for this encounter. The bookmakers see United as the clear odds on favourites with the best price available being 9/20 with Bet365 (£200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers).

The Draw is an unlikely outcome come Saturday afternoon, as in the last five fixtures the two clubs have played against each other we haven’t seen one draw. For the fans that like a flutter a draw might not be a bad shout because its more likely than an Aston Villa win and the best price on offer is 19/5 with Stan James (£10 Free Bets for New Customers).

Aston Villa were absolutely woeful in their last match where they lost 4-1 at home to Stoke City so they will also be short on confidence heading into this tough encounter. I believe that Aston Villa have no chance of winning this game and the best they can hope for is a draw. The bookmakers agree with me to some extent as the best price to be found is 15/2 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers).

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Manchester United v Aston Villa Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Manchester United must win if they are to keep hopes alive of finishing in the top 5 and claim a European place for next season. The average goals per game statistics are suggesting this match to contain between 2 or 3 goals, however the statistics might be thrown out the window given United are with out there main man Robin Van Persie and given United’s season so far.

For Aston villa I think it is absolutely essential that Christian Benteke is firing on all cylinders on Saturday or I believe that they will be on the end of a big defeat, which is long overdue for united. A problem for Villa is goals and with Wieman and Agbonlahor not getting on the score sheet week in week out we can see why they are not scoring and I believe that Paul Lambert will set his team up in a defensive manner to try and snatch a point at Old Trafford.

So let’s get down to some predictions for this game. My banker for this weekend is going to be Manchester United to Win to Nil which is at a pretty good price and the main reason I have picked this is because in the last 2 meetings between the two sides Villa have failed to score and the fact united welcome back Vidic to their back line after serving a suspension their defence should be even more solid.

For my saver bet for this match I am opting for Wayne Rooney to Score the First Goal of the game as given that Van Persie will not be playing and Rooney will be the main striker up front. Wayne Rooney is also in a bit of form recently and I believe he is going to be United’s biggest goal threat and someone that will keep the Aston Villa defence extremely busy come saturday afternoon.

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