Kick-off: 2000, 29/09/2021
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: BT Sport
Manchester United will be hoping to gain some revenge for last season’s Europa League final heartbreak when entertaining Villarreal.
However, past history points to a stalemate, as these teams had drawn four previous Champions League matches before that tie went all the way to penalties.
Punters can get 10/3 for the scores to finish level again at Old Trafford and that is our first Man Utd vs Villarreal prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United’s early-season optimism is in danger of totally evaporating following a run of three defeats in four outings in all competitions.
The Red Devils fell to a stoppage-time 2-1 loss away to Young Boys in this group after having Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent off.
Last week’s EFL Cup exit at the hands of West Ham can possibly be ignored after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made wholesale changes.
However, Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League reversal versus Aston Villa at this venue has definitely intensified the pressure on the Norwegian boss.
Bruno Fernandes suffered a rare spot-kick miss at the end of that contest, but Villa will feel they deserved their victory having created several excellent chances.
England defenders Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire were forced off with injuries and Wan-Bissaka is banned for this fixture, so the omens are not good for United.
Looking at the Man Utd vs Villarreal odds, we feel 31/20 for the visitors to avoid defeat is a value bet.
A Look At Villarreal’s Betting Odds
Villarreal famously edged out United 11-10 on penalties in Gdansk five months ago following a 1-1 stalemate after regulation play and extra-time.
The Yellow Submarine have again been draw specialists this term, lying 11th in La Liga but yet to taste defeat.
Their European Super Cup clash with Chelsea went all the way to a shoot-out, which this time went against them.
In the Champions League, Villarreal opened up with a 2-2 stalemate at home to Atalanta.
On the domestic front, they have had just one victory and five draws, although that does include sharing the spoils with both Madrid giants in the capital city!
Unai Emery led Arsenal to a couple of draws at Old Trafford during his time in charge of the Gunners and would no doubt settle for the same outcome here.
Let’s finish off our Man Utd vs Villarreal betting tips by taking 11/2 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.
MAN UTD 0-1 Aston Villa
Real Madrid 0-0 VILLARREAL
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