Tuesday offers a very interesting betting lineup, and among other things, it brings us five matches from the English Premier League. The most intriguing match, without a doubt, is being played at Old Trafford where Manchester United and Aston Villa will face off. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 9 PM.
Manchester United: Ten Hag on the Way Out!
Although United announced a bid for the championship title at the start of the season, it seems that this will be another nightmarish year for the former European champion. To be fair, from the very start of this year’s edition of the English Premier League, United had huge problems with injuries, but that certainly cannot be an excuse for their current eighth place in the table, trailing the leader Arsenal by a whole twelve points.
The season didn’t start off too badly, however, after just a few rounds, it became evident that Manchester is not a team that will fight for the title of Champion of England. Despite the arrival of several top footballers last summer and Ten Hag managing to keep the core of the team, it seems that might not even be enough for a place in the Champions League.
Speaking of the most prestigious European club competition, it’s disheartening to note that this team, in a group with Bayern, Galatasaray, and Copenhagen, finished last. This means that not only will we not see the English representative in the knockout phase of the Champions League, but the Red Devils also failed to secure even the third position, which would have meant continuing in the Europa League.
In the Premier League, in the last five matches, Ten Hag’s men, whose position is seriously shaky, have achieved only one victory, at home against Chelsea (2:1), one draw, but also three defeats. The latest in the series occurred in the previous round when the former European champion was easily defeated away at West Ham with a score of 2:0.
United also had a lot of problems with absent players in that match, and the central defensive pair in that meeting in London were the veteran Johnny Evans and Kambwala.
Before that, the English giant played a good match away at the favored Liverpool, where there were no goals. However, before all this, United experienced a real disaster at home against Bournemouth, as that match ended with a score of 0:3.
For this duel, Ten Hag will not be able to count on Casemiro, Maguire, Lindelof, Martinez, Diallo, Malacia, Mount, and Sancho, while Varane and Martial are highly doubtful.
Finally, the currently eighth-placed team in the table has played nine matches at their stadium, achieving five victories and four defeats. While the defeat by city rival Manchester City might have been expected, the same cannot be said for the matches against Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, and Brighton.
Aston Villa: The Most Pleasant Surprise of the Championship Chases Another Triumph!
Aston Villa was founded in 1874, which means that the Birmingham club will celebrate its 150th anniversary next year, making it one of the oldest clubs in England. Aston Villa has won the league title seven times, with the last occasion being way back in 1981. Additionally, the Birmingham club has won the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times, making Villa one of the most trophy-laden clubs in England, although their last major trophy was won in 1996 in the League Cup.
However, the most significant achievement of this team is winning the Champions Cup (today’s Champions League) in 1982, after triumphing over Bayern Munich from Munich. That same year, the English representative also won the European Super Cup after defeating Barcelona.
It’s also worth mentioning that not so long ago, Aston Villa played in the Championship, but the Birmingham club returned to the top tier of English football in 2019, where it has remained to this day.
Last season, the team finished in seventh place in the table, which brought Aston Villa a spot in the Conference League. Undoubtedly, the most deserving person for this was Unai Emery, who took over the Birmingham club mid-season and led them to qualification for the third-highest quality European club competition.
At the start of this season, the team had ambitions to compete in the Europa League, but as things stand, this could be one of Villa’s most successful seasons in the last forty years. Currently, Unai Emery’s men are in an excellent third place in the table, with the same number of points as second-placed Liverpool, and just one point behind the leader Arsenal.
So far, the former European champion has played eighteen league matches, achieving twelve victories, three draws, and only three defeats. Notably, Aston Villa has managed to defeat teams like Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Tottenham in the course of the championship, while the only defeat from the English giants was against Liverpool in the early part of the season.
In the last round, to be fair, the Birmingham team played a somewhat weaker match at their stadium against Sheffield, ending in a 1:1 draw, with Zaniolo scoring the equalizing goal in stoppage time, which was also the Italian international’s first goal in the Premier League.
Finally, Villa has played nine away games so far, securing four victories, two draws, and three defeats.
Our Betting Suggestions
United still cannot count on several very important footballers, and this team is most weakened in the back line, which was most evident in the visit to West Ham. On the other hand, Aston Villa is playing at a top level lately, and it would not be a surprise if Unai Emery’s men, who is doing a great job at the helm of this team, achieve a triumph in this match as well. Therefore, we boldly recommend you try betting on Aston Villa to win, which betBonanza offers at odds of 2.85.
A pretty good play is also the double chance X2, for which betBonanza has set odds of 1.60, and if you try the combination X2 and Total OVER 2.5 Goals, you will get odds of 2.65.
Finally, it seems likely that United’s defense will have huge problems stopping the attacks of the most pleasant surprise of this year’s edition of the Premier League. Therefore, it might be most realistic to expect Aston Villa to score at least two goals in this meeting at the Theatre of Dreams, for which we recommend you play Aston Villa total OVER 1.5 Goals with odds of 2.10 at betBonanza.