Prediction and odds for the game: Manchester United (9/20) v Aston Villa (6/1) We are backing the home win.
When: Sunday 1st December 2019, Kick-off 4:30 PM
Where: Old Trafford
On Sunday afternoon, Manchester United host Aston Villa at Old Trafford, with the home side looking to get their Premier League campaign back on track.
The Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure for his team’s Premier League results to improve. A record of two wins in their last eight matches in the English top-flight. Last time out in the Premier League, United threw away two points by conceding a late goal at Sheffield United to draw 3-3 at Bramall Lane.
The draw left the Red Devils in ninth-place, nine points outside the Champions League spots, which is United’s objective this season.
Solskjaer’s team are struggling for consistency on home soil in the Premier League. The Red Devils are unbeaten in four league games at Old Trafford. However, they have won just three of their last nine league games at home.
Their recent league matches on home soil have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in six of their last nine games at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
The Villans are 15th place in the Premier League table after a 2-0 home win over Newcastle last time out in the English top-flight. The win ended a three-game losing streak for Dean Smith’s team. The win also ended a run of poor defensive displays, as Villa had conceded at least two goals in their previous three league matches. Villa’s recent Premier League matches have been high-scoring of late, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last eight top-flight matches.
The visitors have a woeful recent away record in the Premier League. In fact, the team from the Midlands have won just once in their last 24 matches on their travels dating back to 2015. The Villans have also lost five of their six away games in the English top-flight this season. Their only win was a 5-1 win at fellow newly-promoted Norwich in October. It was a typical high-scoring away game for the Villans, as five of their six league matches on their travels have produced over 2.5 goals.
Manchester United have been inconsistent this season, while Villa have been poor for much of the campaign. The Red Devils do not have the best recent home record in the top-flight. However, Villa are poor travels.
We are backing the home win, as United should have too much in attack for the travel sick Villans. The other bet we are recommending is the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/11.
Verdict: Back the home win at odds of 9/20 and/or the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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