class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Premier League side have recent experience of the team from the east of Spain and it could be another tight encounter between them at Old Trafford
Manchester United welcome Villarreal to Old Trafford on matchday two of the Champions League with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looking for revenge against the side from La Liga.
Unai Emery’s men triumphed on penalties when the two teams met in the final of the Europa League in May and have never been beaten by the Red Devils.
Manchester United vs Villarreal latest odds
All five competitive fixtures between these sides have ended in draws after 90 minutes and another stalemate is offered at 7/2 (3.50) by bet365.
Man Utd are clear favourites to claim three points, offered at just 9/20 (1.45) while Villarreal are priced at 11/2 (6.50) to triumph in Manchester.
Manchester United vs Villarreal team news
The hosts have problems in defence with Aaron Wan-Bissaka suspended, Harry Maguire out due to injury and Luke Shaw doubtful to start, while forward Marcus Rashford remains absent with a shoulder problem.
Villarreal, meanwhile, are sweating on the fitness of their top scorer from last year Gerard Moreno, with the Spain international striker having missed the last two games with a muscle injury.
Paco Alcacer is expected to start in his place, while winger Samu Chukweze is also missing.
Manchester United vs Villarreal preview
Villarreal head to the north west of England having had plenty of recent experience against Premier League opposition.
Their Europa League final success over United came after a semi-final victory over Arsenal and set up an August meeting in the UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea which they lost on penalties.
They may only have finished seventh in La Liga last season, and come from a town with a population inferior to the capacity of Old Trafford, but Villarreal can certainly hold their own with England’s best clubs.
This season Unai Emery’s men are unbeaten in 90 minutes, drawing seven of their eight competitive games and backing them to avoid defeat once more against a United side with some important injury absentees should be of interest.
Manchester United vs Villarreal tips & Predictions
Backing a draw at 7/2 (3.50) should be an appealing option, while backing Villarreal with a +1.25 Asian handicap at 7/10 (1.70) is also an attractive option.
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This bet provides a full win if the visitors avoid defeat and a half win if they lose by a one goal margin.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.