Valencia vs Manchester United
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Valencia vs Manchester United | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
If it weren’t for Valencia’s stupidity and two lost points in Switzerland against Young Boys, this would be the most interesting match of the day. However, the Spaniards will now continue their European adventure in the Europa League, while the Red Devils cruised into the round of 16 of the Champions League.
United is second with 10 points, five more than Valencia. Mourinho’s team was pretty convincing against Fulham this Saturday, defeating them with 4-1. In the derby of the Spanish La Liga, Valencia played 1-1 with Sevilla, and the Bats were lucky even to get that, as they netted an equalizer in the second minute of the injury time.
Since the start of the season, this was the team for avoiding when placing your bets. They were always struggling, having problems against much weaker sides, oscillating, etc. And in the end, it seems that they didn’t have enough quality for some better results and that their picture of a strong club was, in fact, one big illusion. Really, if you examine their events, you can see that there is no difference between them and some average European club. Though one thing is constant when they play, and that is low-scoring. Seven of the previous 10 encounters they played finished with under 2.5 goals. Latest four also, and four of the recent five saw both teams not to score. We believe that this should be enough for you to have a clear picture about them.
Mourinho isn’t going to go down that easy, no matter what everybody thinks. The Portuguese manager will not surrender despite the mediocre results his team records in the recent times. When you feel that he is finished, he pulls out some surprise, like a win in Turin against Juventus. That was the crucial match for United’s round of 16 place. He will probably lead some combined squad in Spain, to do the formalities and then come back to England and prepare for the big derby against Liverpool. That game is more important than this one. United continues to play high-scoring games, and previous three in a row ended with over 3.5 goals. Seven in the last 10 concluded with over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring. A bit unusual for the Red Devils but true.
Latest Team News
Gaya is suspended because of a red card. Jeison Murillo, Kevin Gameiro and Gabriel Paulista are all doubtful, but it seems that the latter one will be able to play. United head’s for Spain without Alexis Sanchez, Lindelof, Luke Shaw, and Anthony Martial. Chris Smalling is questionable.
Since 1999, these two clubs met nine times in the Champions League. Valencia hasn’t won a single match so far. Five of them finished without a winner, and United posted four wins, one in Spain, back in 2010. The first leg this season ended without goals at Old Trafford.
Odds and Predictions
The odds are close for this one, 2.55 on Valencia, 2.75 on United, and 3.25 for a draw.
Valencia vs Manchester United | Top Betting Tip: Draw (1-1)
Both sides don’t have some particular interest in this event. The only things they would like to see are no injuries. That is why we can expect some changes in both teams, and much younger starting lineups than usual. Along with that, comes less quality and fewer goals. Although, Valencia didn’t score many with the best squad. It is why our first suggestion is going to be under 2.5 goals. Mourinho’s strategy will rely upon low tempo, and we don’t think that Valencia has enough power to change that. As for the final outcome of this, probably dull, event, we pick a draw, as neither of the sides looks attractive and willing to play with full strength. Valencia – Manchester United 1:1.