We have reached the penultimate round of the Champions League group stages. Ahead of us here is an exciting clash between Villarreal and The Red Devils this coming Tuesday at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villarreal are not exactly pulling up trees when it comes to goals at present, hitting the target 1.6 times on average in previous Champions League matches. At least they do not concede much either, with an average of 1.3 goals against.
Manchester United will hope to match the latter number on Tuesday when they enter the match as favourites. Manchester United are rather decent in the goal-scoring department, with 1.4 goals scored per game at present in the Champions League. Amazingly, they concede even more at the moment, with an average of 2.2 goals against.
Bookmakers do not expect them to be outscored against Villarreal this coming Tuesday, though. Getting through the group stages of the Champions League should have been a formality for Manchester United, who were aiming to go deep. Things have proven quite a bit tougher than The Mancunians would have hoped for. Let's take a look at some betting predictions!
Villarreal vs Manchester United stats and analysis
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Villarreal will payout at 3.00, as bookies predict Villarreal are in with a 33% chance of beating Manchester United. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.60 on offer, while an away win for Manchester United pays out at 2.20.
After collecting 7 points from their first four Champions League matches, Villarreal still have a good chance of seeing the next stage. To claim first place requires a win in this 5th round match, while second place remains possible with a draw.
With 7 points from their initial four Champions League outings, Manchester United remains within reach of the knockout stages. They probably need a win to claim first place, but a draw in 5th round match could do the trick, with a bit of luck.
Facts and figures for Villarreal vs Manchester United in Champions League.
- Villarreal conceded in the last 17 of 19 matches;
- Villarreal scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Villarreal's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Villarreal's last 2 of 4 matches.
- Manchester United unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Manchester United did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United's last 13 of 15 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United's last 11 matches in the row.
Lineup Villarreal vs Manchester United
Current form — Villarreal v. Manchester United
Villarreal look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 2-0 and 1-0 winners against BSC Young Boys and Getafe, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Celta Vigo, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw.
Only a single point prevents Manchester United from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a point in a 2-2 draw against Atalanta before getting trounced against Manchester City by a 2-0 score. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Watford ran out 4-1 winners.
Villarreal v. Manchester United — fixture history
In the most previous encounter between Manchester United and Villarreal, the former managed to hold on to a tight 2-1 win. Villarreal enter the match against Manchester United with a 1-4-1 record in their previous 6 encounters in the Champions League. This amounts to a 17% winning ratio for Villarreal, with The Red Devils victorious in 17% of the last 6 encounters. Do not expect too much entertainment on Tuesday, when Villarreal and Manchester United face off. Their last 6 matches were largely tight affairs, as more than two goals only happened 1 time. Both teams to score paid out with the bookies 2 times in those 6 matches.
Full Time betting
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Villarreal will pay out at 3.00, as bookies predict Villarreal are in with a 33% chance of beating Manchester United. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.60 on offer, while an away win for Manchester United pays out at 2.20.
Arnaut Danjuma has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Villarreal are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Manchester United will be looking to Cristiano Ronaldo in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 5 goals in his latest games.