Manchester United continue their shaky defence of the title on Sunday as they arrive at Villa Park and as Aston Villa have so far done their best work on the road, it’s perhaps not surprising to see the champions chalked up as 3/4 favourites by Betvictor.
Paul Lambert’s troops are 4/1 via bet365 to ensure that the retention of their crown will be even tougher for United but as the visitors’ last couple of away assignments – at Cardiff and Tottenham – have proven inconclusive, the eye catching price is Stan James’ 14/5 about it finishing all square.
Taking that a touch further, Betway.com quote a generous 7/2 about a score draw and as it looks likely that both teams will find the net (4/5, William Hill), that isn’t a bad shout. The same can be said of a 2-2 scoreline at 16/1 (Ladbrokes), replicating the result from United’s last two on the road while Skybet go 5/1 about scores being level at the interval as well as full-time.
In what has been a tough introduction to life at Manchester United, David Moyes’s biggest achievement has arguably been to bring the best out of Wayne Rooney and the England man tempts, champing at the bit after his suspension, is worth considering at 5/4 courtesy of Bet365 to net at any time.
At the other end, Christian Benteke hasn’t been quite as effective this term as last but his physical presence is something that could trouble an at time creaky United defence and Stan James price the Villa front man at 9/4 to get on the scoresheet at some point.
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