Betting tip of the day: 2/1 Aston Villa can keep title challenge going

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December 24, 2023

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Premier League: Manchester United v Aston Villa : Tue 26th December Kick-off 8pm

Manchester United continue to show in different form in the Premier League this season and none more so than getting a draw at title contenders LIverpool. The Red Devils put everything on the line at Anfield and defended well to stop Liverpool scoring.

Offensively Manchester United had a couple of counter attacks and could well have delivered a smash and grab win against Jurgen Klopp’s men.

UEFA Europa Conference League group stage match, Legia Warszawa vs Aston Villa F.C. 3:2 o.p: John McGinn of Aston Villa

However, now Manchester United return to Old Trafford and face an inform Aston Villa team who are challenging for the title. Manchester United’s home form has been a concern all season as Champions League defeats mean they went out of the competition and in the Premier League, they have lost at home ot both Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.

Although Aston Villa are a different team away from home to that of Villa Park, they came from a goal down to beat Brentford away and this will have given them a massive boost to their confidence away from home.

With this result just before Christmas, Unai Emery’s men will have no fear heading to Old Trafford and with Manchester United unable to get life out of their strikers, Aston Villa have a massive chance to maintain their title charge with a win here.

For Erik Ten Hag, he has to change up the Manchester United approach with his forward line or give them a freedom to express themselves. A 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth would have never happened under Sir Alex, and the team need to take more risks in the final third to get their main players scoring.

Rashford and Martial are out of form and Anthony isn’t getting into many goal scoring positions. The main player in front of goal has been Scott McTominay, but you can’t rely on him to keep scoring when the opportunities arise.

With Ollie Watkins in great form and Leon Bailey causing problems down the wings Aston Villa will come here with a belief they can win and with Martinez in goal, Villa have a strong back line to keep Man Utd out and a single goal could be enough for all three points.

With many games coming up for both sides, this could be a huge boost for Manchester United if they could find a way to win and rekindle their Top4 ambitions.

Match Betting

Manchester United to win 11/8 William Hill
Draw 11/4 William Hill
Aston Villa to win 2/1 888Sport

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You just have to look at Manchester United’s home form and think this is a massive chance for Aston Villa to maintain their title challenge. Ollie Watkins will be licking his lips to play against this Manchester United side where they conceded 3 goals at home to Bournemouth.

Therefore our bet of the day is 2/1 with 888Sport for Aston Villa to beat Manchester United.

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