Match date: Thursday 12 December 2019
Football – Europa League
Venue: Old Trafford
Judi Bola, Mpobos.com- Manchester United field up rotated squad last time out in the Europa League, losing out to Astana way from home 2:1.
It was a bit unexpected loss, but quite harmless as well, since the players of Manchester secured the progress further even after this defeat.
As for the Premier League, they surprised a boosted their morales a lot with a 1:2 victory away to Manchester City last Saturday evening, stunning the opponents with goals from Rashford and Martial in the first halftime.
The Citizens simply weren’t up to the task, leaving a lot of space in the defense for a fast transition of the visitors.
No doubt that the atmosphere is better inside their locker room recently, as they remain five points behind the Champions League placed Chelsea.
Right-back Dalot and defensive midfielder Matic are finally ready and should get the playing time. The hosts continue to miss central back Rojo (3/0), plus defenders Bailly and Fosu-Mensah continue to be long-term absentees. Left-back Shaw (6/0) is doubtful.
AZ Alkmaar was set as a huge favorite in the previous Europa League round against Partizan but was very lucky and satisfied in the end to have walked away with a point in a 2:2 draw.
They were in a really difficult situation being two goals down and with a player less ten minutes before the end of the clash, but the Serbian side is the only one to be blamed for losing such opportunity back that night.
In any way, AZ progressed thanks to this point, while they continued their Eredivisie duties with a 0:3 victory away from home against Emmen.
The side confirmed their good momentum also, being now second at the table with three points less than the leaders from Ajax.
The guests miss suspended forward Boadu (15/10), while injured remains central back Hatzidiakos (11/1) and offensive midfielder Gudmundsson (4/0).
It’s obvious that Manchester United is in some better momentum now and even if they rotate here, and they should, just as their opponents, I still expect them to prevail. probably even easier than what the odds suggest. In my eyes, such odds remain pure value this time.
Pick : Manchester United Wins