Manchester United v Aston Villa FA Cup Betting Tips 10/01/2022

FA Cup Betting

After enduring tough patches of form in their respective Premier League campaigns this season, Manchester United and Aston Villa may see the FA Cup as an opportunity to rejuvenate their seasons, so it’s time to write our Manchester United v Aston Villa FA Cup Betting Tips 10/01/2022 article. United have underperformed in the 2021/22 season and have found consistency difficult. Villa have shown some improvement under Steven Gerrard since November, but they can’t seem to garner momentum. With the two sides in patchy form, an intriguing encounter is expected at Old Trafford on Monday. The fixture will kick off at 7:55 p.m. and it will be shown live on BBC One. 

Team News/Form

Man United fell to their first defeat in eight matches in all competitions after a 1-0 loss against Wolves at Old Trafford. United have won just two of their last five in all competitions after 1-1 draws against Young Boys and Newcastle. Aston Villa have lost their last two, losing against Chelsea at home (3-1) and Brentford away (2-1). 

United could see trio Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Anthony Martial should return for the FA Cup tie. But Paul Pogba is out with a groin injury, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are suspended, and Eric Bailly is at the Africa Cup of Nations. For Villa, Tyrone Mings and Ashley Young should be in contention. However, John McGinn (suspended), Marvelous Nakamba (knee), Leon Bailey (thigh), Ollie Watkins (knock), Bertrand Traore (AFCON) and Trezeguet (AFCON) are out.

Matchwinner Betting Odds

The match winner odds for Man United vs Aston Villa show the home side as the clear favourites. United have won three of their last five at Old Trafford, and Coral will return the best odds of 4/6 for another home win in the FA Cup. Aston Villa’s form has tailed off in recent weeks, and the Steven Gerrard effect has somewhat worn off. The Villans have lost their last two and have just one win in their last four, a comfortable 2-0 victory against rock bottom side Norwich. An away win seems unlikely given Villa’s form, and the odds reflect this, with MansionBet offering 9/2. Despite Villa’s poor form, Gerrard will want a response from his side at Old Trafford, especially after Villa beat United 1-0 in the Premier League earlier this season. The Red Devil’s 1-0 defeat against Wolves also highlighted their vulnerability, and there is great value in backing Unibet’s 13/4 odds for a draw in the FA Cup. 

Under/Over Goals Betting Tips

In terms of goalscoring, these two sides have been polar opposites in recent matches. United have generally tightened up defensively since Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s departure. The Red Devils have seen under 2.5 goals in five of their last six in all competitions. In comparison, Villa have seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last seven. Over 2.5 goals will return decent odds of 10/11, provided by Bet365. However, our tip is to back a low scorer and go for under 2.5 goals. United will want to keep things tight once more after their defeat to Wolves. Also, Villa have seen under 2.5 goals in two of their last three on the road, so there is clear value in Paddy Power’s 11/10 odds for a low scorer. 

Anytime Goalscorer Betting Market

Although few goals are expected in the Man United vs Aston Villa tie, there are still players on the pitch capable of providing a crucial goal. For United, talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is a clear choice. The Portuguese has netted 14 goals this season and has scored three in his last four home matches. At evens, provided by Sky Bet, there is only a little value in backing Ronaldo to make the net bulge again. As a result, our tip is to pick Aston Villa forward Danny Ings. With Ollie Watkins and John McGinn absent, Ings is likely to take the mantle as Villa’s goalscorer against United. The English striker also netted last time out against Brentford for his fourth goal of the season, and he is backed at 3/1 by Sky Bet to score anytime on Monday. 

The FA Cup could provide a welcome break for these two sides after tough periods in the Premier League. United will be desperate to put in a strong performance in front of their home crowd. However, Aston Villa will take confidence from their win at Old Trafford earlier in the season, so an upset could be on the cards.

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