The heat on David Moyes is so intense that he’s been able walk around completely shirtless despite the chilly late-March climate, but victory over Aston Villa will help hush the naysayers.
A very reasonable price of 11/25 says the Red Devils will get the better of their favourite punch bag, while it’s 6/1 for Paul Lambert’s side to prevail and 33/10 the draw.
However, the best value to be had on this one has to be the 27/20 about a home win to nil.
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It can be remoulded into £40.50 profit if the reigning champions topple Villa without conceding.
Here are the reasons why they will:
This bet has resulted in happy endings for those who placed it on four of the previous five meetings between these two.
Villa’s record against United is particularly poor and they come into this game hoping to arrest a six-match losing run against Moyes’ boys.
Four of the last five renewals have resulted in immaculate laundry for the Red Devils to accompany their routine win, including their 3-0 triumph at Villa Park in the corresponding clash.
No side has a better record than Man Utd when it comes to swatting the bottom-half dwelling clubs.
The 41 points pocketed from 16 versus sides currently residing in the lower echelons entitles the hosts to a share of top spot in the table comprised solely on these results.
Only in three instances this season have they failed to triumph against a bottom ten outfit.
Villa don’t score many on the road, putting only 15 away on their travels this term.
While their away record is relatively impressive, only seven sides have scored fewer than their 15.
They brought bagels home from the two sojourns that preceded this Old Trafford jaunt to further support the case for a United win to nil here.