Aston Villa will be hoping to avoid a Manchester United backlash at Old Trafford this afternoon as the champions look to bounce back from the shock midweek reverse at Wigan. Bookies however, expect Sir Alex Ferguson’s charges to recover emphatically from Wednesday’s setback, bet365 pricing them at just 1/4 to get the better of the Villans, who are a massive 14/1 with BetVictor to stun the hosts.
Alex McLeish’s troops have drawn over half of their away matches and Skybet chalk 11/2 against it finishing all square at Old Trafford. However, well schooled in grinding out results at the business end of the campaign, United are hard to oppose on their own patch and it’s hard to see them dropping points twice in the space of a few days.
Expect them to steamroller Villa then and those in agreement can head for handicaps where Ferguson’s men are 9/5 via Paddy Power when kicking off two goals in arrears. Alternatively, Coral quote the home side at 13/2 to strike three times without reply and Blue Square rate United at an enticing 10/11 to win ‘to nil’ against a visiting team hardly renowned for their goal scoring exploits.
Manchester United to beat Aston Villa 3-0 – 13/2 (Coral)