Manchester United (15-10-8) at Aston Villa (7-6-20)
Premier League Soccer: Thursday, July 9th 2020 at 3:15pm (Villa Park)
The Line: Aston Villa 800 / Draw +425 / Manchester United -300 -- O/U: 2.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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Aston Villa host Manchester United on Thursday, July 9th at Villa Park in what is a battle for Champions League against a battle for relegation.
Aston Villa is going to be relegated if they do not find a miracle of performance in these last 5 matches. It looked as if Aston Villa could get a point off of the toughest team to not lose to his season, Liverpool. Liverpool were not able to score on Sunday against Villa for 71 minutes. Villa defended incredibly well, but eventually, a Sadio Mane strike opened the scoring for the Premier League champions. Liverpool won the game 2-0 and did not look back, but for most of the match Aston Villa and its fans had hope of taking home a necessary point to help their situation. Villa are 18th in the league on 27 points, 4 points behind of Watford. It seems like Villa are going back to the Sky Bet Championship.
Manchester United has been in incredible form since the restart of the Premier League. This break has allowed all of United's stars to get back to full fitness and the linkage between Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes has been incredible. United won their last match 5-2 against Bournemouth in what was an incredibly fun match to watch. United went 1-0 down and then turned on their engines to destroy Bournemouth. United is 4 points behind 4th place Leicester City and they can come to within one point if they get a victory here.
The reverse fixture between these two sides ended in a 2-2 draw, however, United was not as good as they are not when they last met. Aston Villa just is not good in the Premier League and they do not have the talent to compete with these sides. The Liverpool loss will have hurt Villa hard as they now know that even if they play their best, they are not getting positive results. United want to ensure a 4th place spot as they do not want to take the risk of Manchester City's Champions League ban being lifted. Take United to score a lot here and win the match.