Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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The second meeting in the space of four days between these sides should see the Reds claim a victory against the Midlands outfit

Manchester United welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford on Thursday evening in the third round of the Carabao Cup, with Erik ten Hag's men looking for revenge on the side from Birmingham.

These two teams met on Sunday in the Premier League with Unai Emery's team winning 3-1 in the manager's first game in charge, although United are clear favourites to claim a victory on Thursday.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa latest odds

The hosts are well-fancied to record a victory priced at 8/11 (1.72) to win in 90 minutes with the visitors available at 15/4 (4.75) to record another triumph.

Indeed, the Villans have a strong recent record in this fixture, with last season seeing them win at Old Trafford and draw 2-2 at home in the Premier League against the Reds.

The draw is offered at 14/5 (3.80).

Manchester United vs Aston Villa first goal scorer odds

Bruno Fernandes was suspended at the weekend and should come back into the side with the Portuguese international available at 6/1 (7.00) to open the scoring as he did when these sides met in Birmingham in the Premier League last season.

Elsewhere for the hosts Anthony Martial can be backed at 11/2 (6.50) with Marcus Rashford offered at 7/1 (8.00).

It was Leon Bailey who scored first when the teams met on Sunday and he is priced at 14/1 (15.00) to do so once more, with Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings offered at 9/1 (10.00).

Manchester United vs Aston Villa preview

Villa have been dreadful on the road this term in the Premier League, picking up just two points from a possible 21.

Their only win away from Villa Park came in the previous round of the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 success at Bolton Wanderers and they are likely to be in for another tough evening despite their victory against United a few days ago.

Both teams are set to make changes to the starting eleven and United's superior squad should see them through.

Furthermore, United have been extremely strong in front of their own fans winning six of their last eight home games and keep five consecutive clean sheets.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa tips and predictions

The price of 8/11 (1.72) for United to win should be big enough to attract plenty of interest given their excellent home form and Villa's poor away record.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.