These two teams met in the league just 4 days ago at Villa Park but now play in the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford. The match at the weekend was Emery’s first in charge of Aston Villa and he got quite possibly their best result of the season so far in a 3-1 win. It will be interesting to see what sort of team Emery starts in this game. In the league Emery started Dendoncker, Bailey and Watkins, with Ings missing out. Aston Villa do not have the best squad depth but with Emery wanting to find out which players he can trust, do not be surprised if he rotates the team a little.
Erik Ten Hag will be very disappointed with the loss to Aston Villa at the weekend, however, this is their only loss in their last 10 matches and was their first since the 6-3 loss to Manchester City. Ten Hag has Martial coming back to fitness and Antony and Jadon Sancho may also be available again for this match, although he is unlikely to rush anyone back in. With limited options up top in a competition that is not of highest priority, Ten Hag may give opportunities to younger players and those who haven’t had many minutes this season.
Manchester United v Aston Villa Bet Builder Tips
Manchester United to Win
Manchester United have had a good season at home, losing just once at home in all competitions since their loss on the opening day to Brighton, winning 6 of their last 8 home matches. Since back-to-back losses at the start of the season, Manchester United haven’t gone more than 1 match without a win and Ten Hag has quickly learnt how to get a response from his team. In the away match against Villa at the weekend, Manchester United may have been comprehensively beaten according to the scoreline but the xG score was 0.58-0.53 in Manchester United’s favour. For this match, back at Old Trafford, Manchester United will likely perform better and can win the match comfortably. With the league out of reach still and a tough Europa League draw, the Carabao Cup is one of United’s best chances at a trophy this season and therefore United will likely start a strong team. Manchester United will want revenge after a disappointing result at the weekend and knowing this is a good chance at a trophy for them, they will take this game seriously and should be able to get the win.
Alejandro Garnacho to have 1+ Shot on Target
Alejandro Garnacho looks to be the next young player who will come into the Manchester United first team from their academy. The young Argentinian has started 3 matches this season and due to recent injuries he has started both their last 2 matches. In this Carabao Cup game he will probably be given another start with Rashford likely to be rested if Antony or Sancho are fit enough to start. Garnacho has been a dangerous player in the matches he has played. In both of the last 2 matches he had a shot on target and even scored the winner against Real Sociedad. Garnacho had a shot on target at the weekend, finding space in the box to receive the ball before bamboozling Matty Cash to make space for a shot. That shot on target was fully of his own making and he is that sort of player who can make his own chances. Garnacho will know with other wingers coming back into fitness he will need to impress to keep his place in the team so he will work hard to put in a good performance in this match, so has a good chance of getting at least 1 shot on target this match.
Diogo Dalot to be Shown a Card
Diogo Dalot has already accumulated 5 yellow cards in the Premier League this season, his joint most booked season in his career and it is only November. He is also Manchester United’s joint most booked player this season and only 2 players in the Premier League have more bookings than him. In the fixture at the weekend, Dalot was also booked and is up against Villa’s most attacking side of the pitch. On the left wing Aston Villa played Buendia who is one of the trickiest players in the Premier League to play against and with the marauding overlapping runs that Luca Digne made in that last match, Dalot has a real handful to deal with. After getting his 5th card of the season in Manchester United’s last match, Dalot earnt a one match suspension for the match at the weekend. As Ten Hag knows he will have him rested at the weekend, he knows he can give Dalot the full 90 in this match, so he has a very good chance of starting in this game. Dalot is up against 2 of Villa’s best players and is one of the most booked players in the league this season so he should be one of the favourites to be carded in this match.
Under 11.5 Corners
Aston Villa and Manchester United are the 6th and 5th lowest corner winners in the Premier League this season and are not commonly in matches with a lot of corners. Manchester United average 9.1 corners per match and have only had over 11.5 in 3 of their 19 matches in all competitions this season. Aston Villa are in a similar boat, they have only been involved in 4 of their 15 matches and their matches average 8.86 corners. In the match at the weekend the corner count was also low, there were only 8 corners in the match. With Emery now in as manager, Aston Villa will look to win the ball higher up the pitch and not defending as deep will see them concede less corners than they were before. Manchester United will also continue to play a high pressing game as they are against a team that they would be expected to beat at home so the corner count in this match is likely to be very low, therefore under 11.5 corners looks like a good selection but if you are feeling a bit braver, under 10.5 is also a good option.
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