Betting. Manchester United vs Fenerbahce [20.10.16] : the Red Devils will hunt the Yellow Canaries

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Betting. Manchester United vs Fenerbahce [20.10.16] : the Red Devils will hunt the Yellow Canaries

Europa League

Group A

20.10.2016

Bet: Total Goals under 2,5

Contrary to all sports betting predictions Manchester United haven’t looked thrilling and particularly interesting so far this season. Under Jose Mourinho the Red Devils got only 7 wins in 12 matches in all competitions. They are now seventh in the Premier League standings with 5 points deficit to the current leaders Manchester City and Arsenal. Obviously, the betting companies were sure that with its powerful squad United would reign in their Europa League group. However, Mourinho’s side failed to collect points in Rotterdam (0-1) and then squeezed out a narrow win over Zorya (1-0).

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Like its opposition Fenerbahce is also going through a difficult period of time. It should be mentioned that on the betting markets Advocaat’s side was assumed to be one of the main contenders for the national title. This notwithstanding the Yellow Canaries sit on the 9th place with only 2 victories, 3 draws and 2 defeats. The Navy Blue-Yellows don’t demonstrate an impressive performance, but they managed to get 1 point in Europa League clash against Zorya (1-1) and then they struggled to a narrow 1-0 win over Feyenoord. So with 4 points Fenerbahce is a group A current leader.

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While choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that Manchester United have only 3 days for recovering after a Monday battle against Liverpool. This game resulted into a 0-0 draw and required a lot of efforts from Mourinho’s team. Besides, United is going to face Chelsea in the upcoming Premier League fixture and this game will be much more important for the Special One. So he is likely to give a chance to the players who don’t receive a lot of playing practice. However, the Red Devils must be gear up for this match as they will play in front of their own fans. It is also important to mention that Martial and Schneiderlin remain doubts, while Jones is certainly sidelined. As for Fenerbahce, it is possible that Advocaat will use van Persie (who started just one league game this season) against his former club.  

The bookmakers expect United to get a more or less easy win: Manchester United – 1,55, Draw – 4,05, Fenerbahce – 6,25. As the Yellow Canaries have drawn their last two games and didn’t score more than one goal in any of these fixtures you can bet on “Total Goals by Away Team under 1” (1,50). It is also worth backing “Total Goals under 2,5” (2,00) as United don’t show a breathtaking performance. Apart from that, an option “Home Team to win without conceding a goal” seems to get through (2,60). On the other hand, Fenerbahce will not give up their first place in group A without fighting, so you can bet on “Asian handicap Fenerbahce (+1)” (1,84).