Points and goals returned to Old Trafford at the weekend, and it has certainly lifted the mood heading into the game against the Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League. With United likely to rest big players ahead of the game against Stoke on Sunday, they head into the game knowing a win is needed to make up for defeat in the opening tie away to Feyenoord. Here is what the markets are offering for Thursday.
Manchester United – 1/7
Draw – 13/2
Zorya Luhansk – 18/1
A £10 stake on Manchester United to win returns £11.43 including stake.
Goals, Goals, Goals
Manchester United found goals easy to come by against Leicester on Saturday, and the 4 they bagged in 45 minutes against the Champions will have only boosted confidence coming into this tie. And even with a weakened lineup, you wouldn’t bet against the hosts going on to score a few more. You can get Manchester United Total Goals over 2.5 at 9/10. If that isn’t enough for you, and you think there’ll certainly be more than three goals scored, the perhaps the total goals in the game is your market, Total Match Goals over 3.5 and Over 4.5 are at 31/20 and 15/4 respectively.
It’s another tough one to call, as with the depth of the squad and attentions placed elsewhere, predicting who will be included in the match squad is difficult, to say the least. However, educated guesses can be administered, and the chances Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be omitted from the playing staff is high as is the probability Marcus Rashford will get another appearance for Jose Mourinho. And with the form that the latter is in at the minute you’d be a fool to bet against him bagging another in the competition he made his first impression in. Marcus Rashford First Goalscorer is 7/2 and Anytime is 4/5. For the visitors, top goalscorer Olexandr Karavaev is 5/1 to score anytime and 18/1 First Goalscorer.
Because of the uncertainty surrounding the personnel, a correct score is a tough call. United have been conceding goals this season, but you would still back United to negotiate this task with aplomb. Manchester United to win 3-0 is 6/1, whilst the more optimistic of us may go for 4-0 at 9/1 or 5-0 at 15/1. Should you feel that Zorya have a goal in them, then Manchester United to win 2-1 and 3-1 are 19/2 and 12/1 respectively. And finally if the unthinkable should happen, and there is a repeat of the scoreline experienced in Holland is an always tempting 55/1 (for Zorya to win 1-0).
Bet of the of the Day
Bet of the day comes today from the Combination Scorecast market. With the correct score always a tricky one to call, and Manchester United expected to field a more inexperienced 11 than normal, a multitude of options so in one bet is absolutely ideal if you’re looking to make a quid or 2. There are a couple of tempting options to pick from, but Manchester United to win 2-0, 3-0 or 3-1 is 6/4 with BetVictor. As per Northampton, goals are never guaranteed in games like this, and to completely discount the ability of the Luhansk players would be very unfair. 3-0 may not be the worst shout in the world.
A £10 stake on the bet of the day returns £25 including stake.
All odds are correct as of 00:28 on Wednesday 28th September 2016 and are taken from BetVictor.com.