Manchester United vs Aston Villa Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Manchester United vs Aston Villa | Saturday 4 April, 2015 | Old Trafford | 15.00
Manchester United will attempt to record their fifth consecutive Premier League win when they take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday.
After a fantastic result at home to Tottenham Hotspur they took a huge step towards securing their spot in the top four in the Premier League, winning 2-1 at Anfield against rivals Liverpool.
They are now sitting in fourth place in the table, five points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, and look on track to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
However, with games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal coming up, United know that any slip-ups could be punished in their quest to return to the Champions League after a one-year absence.
“Yes it was (a six-pointer at Liverpool), but that means nothing if we don’t beat Aston Villa on Saturday,” United captain Wayne Rooney said.
“Obviously Arsenal play Liverpool as well, so if we can get the win against Villa that will be an even better result than Liverpool was for us.
“I think there are still eight games left. We are in a good position at the minute so it’s in our own hands, so have to make sure we do it.”
Manchester United have 31 Premier League wins against Aston Villa, the joint-most of any team against any opponent in the history of the competition.
Aston Villa’s away form has been poor and they have lost six of their last seven this season, failing to find the back of the net in any of those six away defeats. However, they did manage to beat Sunderland 4-0 in their last away game.
They have managed just one win in the last 38 Premier League games against Manchester United and they are facing an injury crisis which means that Tim Sherwood will be without eleven of his first-team players.
As for United there are question marks over the fitness of Robin van Persie, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling.
Manchester United vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Aston Villa have won just one of the last 38 Premier League games against Manchester United and with so many players side-lined this should be a comfortable win for the Red Devils.