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Man Utd vs Aston Villa – Villa can end unbeaten record

| 01.02.2011

Aston Villa have caused Manchester United problems in their most recent meetings and therefore they may be overpriced at 8/1 in the Premier League betting to secure victory at Old Trafford.

Match Odds

Not only did Villa win 1-0 at Old Trafford last season, but they have also arguably come closest to ending Manchester United’s unbeaten league run that has spanned the whole of the current campaign.

Villa led to 2-0 at home earlier in the season before being pegged back, but head to Manchester United on a three-game winning run.

Meanwhile, only Arsene Wenger can better Gerard Houllier’s record of five Premier League victories over Manchester United.

However, Manchester United have won their last eight home games in the top flight, while last season’s defeat was their only one in their last 30 league games with Aston Villa.

Manchester United’s betting odds are 1/3 to beat Aston Villa, with Villa’s midlands rivals West Brom remaining the only team to have left Old Trafford with any points this season.

To Score At Any Time

Dimitar Berbatov is understandably a short-priced 4/7 to score at any point in the 90 minutes given that he already has 19 league goals this season, but there may be better value to be had elsewhere.

For Manchester United, Nani is likely to start in an advanced position and is 11/8 to strike, while Darren Fletcher is 5/1.

Darren Bent scored at Old Trafford last season for Sunderland and is 3/1 to do so again for Aston Villa.

Gabby Agbonlahor scored Villa’s winner last season and opened his league account for the current campaign against Wigan in his latest Premier League start.

Agbonlahor is 4/1 to score again this season.

In terms of scoring first, Berbatov is the 5/2 favourite in the Premier League odds, while Bent may represent good value at 9/1.

A £25 stake on Aston Villa beating Manchester United would return £200. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.