FC Astana vs Manchester United
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:50 UK/ 16:50 CET
Venue: Astana Arena (Nur-Sultan).
United have already ensured their qualification to the next stage, but the tag of the group toppers is still up for grabs. This Thursday seems the best opportunity for the Red Devils to record a convincing win, in pursuit of their objective, and considering that their opponents are the worst of the lot, the likely outcome is a victory for the English outfit.
FC Astana vs Manchester United Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture of this game has been the only encounter between the teams so far, and then United managed a 1-0 victory in front of their home crowd.
FC Astana vs Manchester United Prediction
Astana are surely not riding high on confidence, after their latest league game ended in a home loss for the squad. The toppers of the Kazakhstan Premier League were taking on a squad placed eighth in a table of twelve, and still could not make a considerable impact.
One goal apiece in each half of the game saw opponents Ertis Pavlodar record a 0-2 victory, and thus raise a huge question regarding the leaders’ form.
Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were put through the roller coaster, as they took a hike to challenge newcomers to the Premier League, Sheffield United. The hosts had raced to a 1-0 lead within the first 20 minutes and later added one more in the first phase of the first half.
Despite being on the backfoot, the Red Devils showed great spirit in slotting three goals in the space of seven minutes to take the lead 2-3. If not for the equalizer by the home team in the 90th minute, it would have been a confidence-boosting victory for United.
This Thursday, consider that the English outfit are the toppers of the table, and are yet to concede a single goal in their whole Europa campaign. They have also won three of their last four fixtures in the competition and drew the fourth one. On the other hand, their opposite number have lost all of their games, and have conceded the most number of goals in the process. In fact, the combined scoreline for the four match-ups of Astana is 1-14.
In addition, Manchester had also won the reverse fixture, and finally, they are part of probably the toughest league in the world, while their counterparts ply their trade in the lowly Kazakhstan Premier League.
As such, expect Manchester United to secure a convincing win this match-day.
FC Astana vs Manchester United Betting Tips
To Win: Manchester United @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester United/ Manchester United @ 2.00 (1/1).