Aston Villa (26 PTS) vs. Manchester United (30 PTS)
Premier League Soccer: Friday, January 1st at 3:00 PM
The Line: Manchester United -137 / Aston Villa +330-- Over/Under: 3 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Manchester United and Aston Villa face off on Friday in a English Premier League showdown at Old Trafford.
Manchester United sits in second place of the Premier League with 30 points. Manchester United haven’t really been the flashiest team this year, but they have still done what they needed to find success. Manchester United’s last game came on Tuesday against the Wolves and it was Marcus Rashford who scored a goal in the 93rd minute to come away with a victory. On the season Manchester United is averaging 2.07 goals per game while their defense is giving up 1.53 goals per game. Bruno Fernandez has been the best player for Manchester United and on the season he has ten goals and seven assists. Marcus Rashford has also found a whole lot of success putting seven goals in the back of the net including in the last game.
Aston Villa sits in fifth place in the Premier League with 26 points. This is a big game for Aston Villa as they try to climb farther up the rankings and maybe even finish in the top four of the standings when the season ends. Aston Villa’s last game came against Chelsea they only had 36 percent of the possession but the defense was still strong for the most part and that led to a 1-1 draw. In this game, it’s going to be about that defense being strong again, but they also need to try and find more offensive production and put a few more shots on the goal. On the season Aston Villa is averaging 2.0 goals per game while their defense is giving up 1.0 goals per game. Ollie Watkins has been the best player for Aston Villa and coming into this game he has put six goals in the back of the net.
Manchester United scored the late goal in their last game and I think they find a little magic again in this game. Look for Aston Villa to struggle to score and Manchester United will get that big goal again to win this game on the money line. The under is also a good play.