ANYONE who watched Man United on Saturday will recoil at the prospect of backing them at a best 7-10 with Ladbrokes and William Hill to win tonight.

Louis van Gaal’s side stunk out Old Trafford like rotting fish and were lucky to beat a struggling Spurs outfit courtesy of an OG.

Aston Villa on the other hand were better – entertaining and vibrant – as they beat new boys Bournemouth 1-0 away.

It was just the start Tim Sherwood needed after losing Christian Benteke, Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar.

Rudy Gestede netted on his debut and looks a brilliant buy while Micah Richards dominated the defence and Jordan Ayew alos caused problems at the other end.

Van Gaal has spent a fortune this summer but it’s clear it will take time for his team to gel and Wayne Rooney looked isolated up front. So United to win – maybe. But not at those odds. So where does the value lie?

Villa are a best 5-1 at McBookie and BetVictor and while they often turn it on against the big boys at home I’m wary of backing them.

However, you can have Villa not to lose at 23-17 with 888sport or Villa draw no bet at 7-2 with 888sport.

It was 1-1 when the sides met at Villa Park last season and that’s the kind of scoreline I can see again.

Under 2.5 goals pays 3-4 at McBookie but I’d rather go with both teams to score at 11-10 with McBookie as United will again be without keeper David de Gea who increasingly looks set to win the move to Real Madrid he wants.

If Gestede starts consider him at 4-1 with boylesports to net as his aerial power is immense as he showed at Blackburn last season and Bournemouth last week.

For United it could be a midfielder who steals Rooney’s thunder and I’d consider Memphis Depay at 11-2 with McBookie.

Recommended Bets

Villa draw no bet
(7-2, 888sport)

Both teams to score
(11-10, McBookie, BetVictor)

  1. Sean Ireland 1 year ago

    Aston Villa V Manchester United
    Aston Villa have beaten United just once in 39 games that single victory was back in August 1995.
    United have scored 21 goals in their last seven Premier League games against Villa, averaging three per game and United have won more games against Aston Villa (32) than any side has against a single opponent in Premier League history.
    Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in all three Premier League games that David de Gea has missed since the start of 2013-14.
    Wayne Rooney has scored more Premier League goals against Aston Villa than any other side 13 in total.
    8 of the last 10 meetings have ended with over 2.5 goals and United have scored over 1.5 goals in 9/11 meetings.
    Prediction Villa 1 Manchester United 2
    United win Btts @ 7/2 william hill.
    United win/over 2.5 @ 9/5 boylesports.
    Rooney anytime scorer @ 7/5 betfair.
    United win/over 1.5 @ evens paddypower {NAP}
    Villa draw no bet, my arse!!! Mr F 😉

  2. the watcher 1 year ago

    Villa 0 overspend United 1
    Mata goal

  3. Alva Glen 1 year ago

    5/1 in a 2 horse race is great value I will be on Villa There aint the big a gulf between the 2.

  4. maccathered 1 year ago

    4/6 for the united away win is an absolute joke against a resurgent villa side,i think bookie have man utd priced up as if they were champions when in reality they have not won anything for years.saturday they looked ordinary with one shot on goal and that was at home villa double chance.

  5. Carl Lfc 1 year ago

    Probably got 0-0 all over it. 2 boring sides.

  6. v007 1 year ago

    Tim Sherwood has a awful record against the top 4 sides. In his 10 games against the top 4, he has won 2, scoring only 7 goals and conceded 34 goals.

  7. Centrecircle 1 year ago

    Manure have a good record at villa park,So maybe a good bet could be a manure win

  8. Will Hill 1 year ago

    Rudy Gestede has scored more headed goals than anyone in the last two seasons and must be the buy of the season at £6 million.

  9. Tay 1 year ago

    Villa were vibrant against Bournemouth lmao you for real? I watched the whole game and villa were lucky to go in 0-0 half time. As for you Carl lfc calling United boring. Did you see Liverpool v Stoke. Long ball to Benteke zzz pathetic.

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      Mr Fixit 1 year ago

      Tay, they were deserved winners from what I saw. Maybe “vibrant” is a over estimating it. And for sure United were boring – we’re talking about the Liverpool game here.

    • maccathered 1 year ago

      what you mean like the long ball to failaini as from last season from manure pathetic.

  10. Tay 1 year ago

    Not sure why my post wasn’t published. Basically all I said was to say villa were vibrant against Bournemouth was wrong. If you saw the first half villa were lucky to go in level. As for Liverpool fans calling United boring they need to look at the constant long balling at Stoke.

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      Mr Fixit 1 year ago

      Tay, it was published – as you say no reason not to. Criticise Clydebank and that will be a different matter.

  11. Tay 1 year ago

    Each to their own I suppose. Football is all about opinions. My bet is Rooney fgs and United 3-1 or 3-0. Good luck

  12. Tay 1 year ago

    Maccathered no if you look I was on about Liverpool v Stoke. Seems like it’s going to be liverpools style this season. Brendan has clearly failed with his tippy tappy football. Mr F I couldn’t criticise Clydebank I honestly don’t know much about them. I’ll stick them in a few bets they may become my 2nd team

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      Mr Fixit 1 year ago

      Tay, Glasgow Perthshire v Bankies tomorrow in the League Cup – score updates on Clydebank FC twitter feed.

  13. Razzlerdazzler 1 year ago

    Villa are poor .. Lost 2 of the best players .. United will grind it out 2.0 Rooney any-time !!

  14. Tay 1 year ago

    Also macca were Matas goals long ball at juanfield

  15. Tay 1 year ago

    So here it goes the bets for tonight

    1pt Wayne Rooney fgs & United 3-1 70/1 @ William Hill

    1pt Wayne Rooney fgs & United 3-0 40/1 @ William Hill

    I do also tip Depay to get his first goal for club. Just hope it’s not the first goal tonight.

  16. tiptopterry 1 year ago

    Scott Sinclair”Anytime”..7/1 is generous…I’m on BTS 10/11 villa v mutd.Bet of the week has to be Swansea will do that tmrw for sure.Might even do a -1. Poor defence first thing they should of sorted out for this season.

  17. HullShaker 1 year ago

    Afternoon gents,

    MAN UTD V VILLA…would love to go for the Villa win and a massive price but just can’t see past a Utd win.

    Statistically, it looks even more bleak for Villa:

    Aston Villa have not beaten Manchester United at home in the Premier League since August 1995 (D7 L12).

    Utd have won more games against Aston Villa (32) than any side has against a single opponent in Premier League history.

    Aston Villa have won just one of the last 39 Premier League games against Manchester United (L28 D10 W1).

    United have scored 21 goals in their last seven Premier League games against Villa, averaging three per game.

    Wayne Rooney has scored more Premier League goals against Villa than any other side (13).

    Aston Villa have not won their opening two games of a Premier League season since 1999-00.

    (All pinched from Opta)

    So, a Utd win for me but think Villa could nick one and agree with you Mr F on Gestede…scored more headed goals (20) than any other player in the top 4 tiers over last 2 seasons.

    Possible bets to consider then:

    OVER 3.5 GOALS…29/10


    Good luck with all bets.

  18. McLeish 1 year ago

    Cheers Hullshaker nice wee bit of info!!!!

  19. McLeish 1 year ago

    Lets hope villa get a consolation with it being 2 nil to man utd or 1-1 then man utd 89th min winner 😀

  20. McLeish 1 year ago


  21. McLeish 1 year ago

    Man utd looking very good!!! aye poor performances last game against spurs and this current game against villa but its the 3 points that count at the end of the day.

    MAN UTD LOOKING GOOD IMO – playing poorly but getting the results! Chelsea did the same last year!

    still think LVG is playing mind games and genuine chance man utd can win this title

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