Manchester United faces Aston Villa at the Old Trafford in a match from the 6th round of the Premier League. Let’s see what we can tell you about this fixture in our online soccer betting tips.
If we forget about Manchester United’s Champions League loss in Switzerland, we can say they started the 2021/22 season pretty well. The return of Cristiano Ronaldo is having a positive effect on the team because United are sharing the top with Chelsea – both teams have 13 points won so far. It’s too early to say, but maybe the Red Devils will compete for the title this time. They looks serious enough to do it.
Last weekend Manchester United had a very tough visit to London, but they managed to take the three points. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team faced West Ham United at the London Stadium and celebrated a 2-1 win. The Hammers opened the score after half an hour, but just five minutes later Cristiano Ronaldo equalised. The big conclusion came in the last few minutes of the game. Jesse Lingard scored a late winner for United in the 89th minute while David de Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty kick in the last seconds of the game. It was a really difficult game, but Manchester United showed some winning spirt and took the three points. They deserve respect for this.
Against West Ham Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again put Paul Pogba in a more attacking position while Scott McTominay started next to Fred in the midfield area. Once again Mason Greenwood was in the starting eleven while Cristiano Ronaldo led the attacking line. It was a bit surprising that Ole left Jadon Sancho out of the starting eleven, but he picked him from the bench in the second half. Sancho remains an important player, though, so maybe he will return in the line-up for the game on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to perform on the highest level since his return to England. The Portuguese super star scored four goals in three matches in all competition so far and he’s proving he’s still one of the best players in the world. The former Real Madrid striker is going to be of crucial importance for United’s title challenge this season. Even at 36 years of age, Ronaldo continues to shine and he’s still clinical in front of goal. Aston Villa’s defense must be really careful with the Portuguese super star on Saturday.
During the week Manchester United will face West Ham again, but in the Carabao Cup. This would give Solskjaer an opportunity to test some players who are not playing often for the team. Some of these should be Tom Heaton, Eric Baily, Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial.
The Norwegian manager has some trouble with injuries he has to deal with. Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles, Phil Jones and Dean Henderson remain sidelined with injuries. Right now Solskjaer can’t use these players, but luckily he has some good depth in the squad especially with the summer signings he made.
The defense is something that worries Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a little bit at the moment. The Red Devils conceded four goals in five matches in the Premier League. Just for comparison, both Chelsea and Liverpool conceded just one goal in their matches so far. That’s some food for thought for the manager. The new signing Raphael Varane is still settling in, so maybe in near future his partnership with the captain Harry Maguire will start giving the results we all expect.
Aston Villa approach this visit to the Theatre of Dreams from 10th place in the standings. The Villans have won 7 points in their campaign so far. Dean Smith’s team has a record of two wins, one draw and two losses.
In the previous round Aston Villa took the three points as well. The Villans faced Everton at their own Villa Park and stunned the Toffees with 3-0. All the goals were scored in the second half of the game. Matty Cash and Leon Bailey scored for the hosts while Everton’s Lucas Digne scored himself an own goal. Douglas Luiz and Danny Ings made assists for the hosts.
Just like Solskjaer, Dean Smith has some injured players in his squad as well. Trezeguet, Keinan Davis and Jaden Philogene-Bidace are still recovering from their respective injuries while Carney Chukwuemeka could eventually return in the team for the visit to Manchester.
The Jamaican winger Leon Bailey could return in the starting eleven against United after his goal against Everton. Bailey is still adapting to English football after his transfer from Bayer Leverkusen, but obviously he’s a player with some talents. His pace and technique could help Villa at the Old Trafford. Aston Villa will need some pace to deliver their counter-attacks against Manchester United, and Leon Bailey is one good option for the manager Dean Smith.
The Brazilian holding midfielder Douglas Luiz is going to be one of Aston Villa’s most important players against Manchester United. Luiz continues to be one of the club’s best players since his arrival in Birmingham. He plays on a position which will be one of the most critical against a team with the attacking talents of Manchester United. John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey will have to help the Brazilian if they once again start in midfield. Defending with as many men as possible is going to be really important for the Villans.
These are the online soccer betting tips for the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Aston Villa at the Old Trafford. Surely the Red Devils are favorites to take the three points here. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team started the season really well and they are up for the challenge to win the title again. United are aware that they must win matches like this, so winning is their only option here. Aston Villa are usually a tough team to play against, so let’s see how they will do here.