Manchester United v Aston Villa betting sees a return to action for Ashley Young against his former club. Young, who was ineffectively withdrawn on Wednesday night as United suffered a shock reverse at Wigan, will no doubt be keen to impress against his former employers. Popular online bookmaker Ladbrokes have a Money Back Special running for Manchester United v Aston Villa betting, all surrounding the presence of Ashley Young. If Young scores at Anytime during the game on Sunday, Ladbrokes will refund all losing First Goalscorer bets. This provides a great bit of coverage on the popular and highly valuable market.
In the Manchester United v Aston Villa first Goalscorer market, Wayne Rooney, who was below par against Wigan as well, is favourite to open the scoring at 2/1, while team mates Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck are both out at 3/1. So strong option from Manchester United, who pretty much dominate this market, with Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor way out at 12/1, representing the visitors’ best showing. Wayne Rooney incidentally, is on a four game scoring streak at Old Trafford, having netted six times in those four matches, so is clearly the top option. So head to the First Goalscorer market and take the bit of coverage, should Ashley Young pop up and punish his former club.
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Manchester United v Aston Villa Betting Odds at Ladbrokes
Man Utd 2/9, Draw 5/1, Aston Villa 11/1
Well, Manchester United still have a five point cushion at the top of the league and with just five matches left to play in the season, their recent anomaly against Wigan, probably won’t stop them losing the title. Sir Alex Ferguson was visually livid with his side’s performance at Wigan, and even Wayne Rooney got pulled from the action in an attempt to get things moving. That was probably one of United’s worst performances in the league this season, and it ended an eight game winning streak for them. While it came as a surprise, the Red Devils now have back to back home matches to firmly put their stamp back on the Premier League title again. They haven’t lost their grip on it, and because they should comfortably pick up three home points on Sunday, it will likely be business as usual. Paul Scholes will likely come back into the starting line up after being rested, and his influence has been immeasurable since his return. United have won all nine matches which Scholes has started this season. Whenever United fall down like that, you expect them to get back up quickly. Their home form has been outstanding, winning the last six on the bounce, and look unlikely to falter.
Aston Villa meanwhile are probably just nervously looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone, which is only six points beneath them. However, Alex McLeish’s men are expected to pick up any points on Sunday, and while it’s unlikely, if the teams beneath them pick up form, then they could be sucked in closer to the drop zone. Aston Villa don’t give all that much away, but they are lacking a lot of fire-power after losing Darren Bent for a big portion of the season. McLeish likes to keep things tight and unadventurous, as is his accustomed style. There has only been one win in the last ten league matches for Villa now, and they lost 1-0 at home against Manchester United earlier in the season. A draw at Old Trafford, like the resilient one they earned at Anfield over the Easter weekend would be a massive point for them, but that looks unlikely. Villa are likely to feel the brunt of a Manchester United backlash on Sunday, and with Villa winning just one in the last 26 visits to Old Trafford, anything other than Villa extending their streak without a win to five matches, is highly unlikely.