Man United v Valencia tips: Tight game likely between out-of-form pair
Hosts Manchester United and visitors Valencia are both in need of a pick-me-up in tonight’s Champions League clash, with neither club in much form at present.
Previous clashes between the teams have been low-scoring, close affairs. And with confidence likely to be low in both camps, more of the same seems likely.
We’ll be honest. This might not be a thriller for the neutral.
Three of the four previous head-to-heads have ended level. The most high-scoring game between the pair? A 1-1 draw.
Man United are priced up as 7/10 favourites for a first win in three at Old Trafford. A Valencia victory is 4/1, while another case of honours-even is a 27/10 shot.
With the last five games involving Los Che all producing two goals or fewer, it’s Evens for Under 2.5 Goals once again. Meanwhile, a 1-1 draw is priced up at 13/2.
Having stuck Scott McTominay in a defensive three at West Ham United on Saturday, it’s hard to guess what Jose Mourinho is going to do next.
United’s better results this season have come with a defensive four, so Mourinho may revert to that. Romelu Lukaku is likely to start up top, with a wide pairing of Juan Mata and Anthony Martial behind him.
Valencia don’t tend to budge from a 4-4-2. Kevin Gameiro and Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi should start up front. And for a fuller guide on their star men, you can click here.
Lukaku had been in fine form at the beginning of the campaign, but has now gone four games without a goal. The bruising Belgian is Evens to end his drought here.
Marcus Rashford was the Red Devils’ sole bright spot in last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at London Stadium, netting an audacious effort.
He’s 9/5 Anytime, while we’ve got a Price Boost on Rashford to Score and United to Win – Now 11/4 (Was 12/5).
Batshuayi is 13/5 to land one in the onion bag. United’s recent second-half struggles could also point to Valencia scoring the goal’s final game. And the 25-year-old is 8/1 to be Last Goalscorer.
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
How to watch: BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHD
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