Manchester United are on the crest of a wave after disposing of Liverpool at Anfield and they can gear up for the impending visit of Manchester City by feasting on Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
Just 3/10 for victory, with the draw 4/1 and their guests as long as 17/2, there is more profit in backing them to overcome a two-goal handicap and claim victory at 23/10.
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The Reds have won all eight of their home games against sides currently in the bottom half
No rival can match United’s ruthlessness when it comes to dispatching lesser foes, with the vanquished octet tapped for 21 goals, scoring just four in return.
Villa went down by two strikes or more in each of their last five visits to Old Trafford
The Theatre of Dreams has been more like an operating theatre for the second-city side in recent years, with the patient wearing claret and blue and the surgeon wearing red.
United’s second string strikers have a habit of filling their boots against the midlanders
More peripheral Red Devils gunslingers seem to have been marking Villa off on their calendars for some time now.
Radamel Falcao was just the latest to bag against them in Birmingham earlier this term, with Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez both regular recent nemeses.
Further back still, even Michael Owen and Federico Macheda found them accomodating.
The visitors have failed to score in seven of their last eight away games
Sunderland’s first-half dissolution may have ended one of the most miserable streaks of the season, but United are an increasingly cohesive unit stacked with quality players, or polar opposites of the Black Cats in other words.
Sherwood’s Tottenham had a habit of being badly outplayed by the division’s top sides
Ironically, the recently Villans boss did steer the Lilywhites to a win at Old Trafford early in his tenure, yet subsequently he proved unable to park the bus effectively when passed off the park by Arsenal and hammered by Man City and Liverpool respectively.