Feyenoord vs Manchester United
UEFA Europa League – Group Stage
Date: Thursday, 15th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 18:00 UK,
Venue: De Kuip, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland.
Manchester United will begin their Europa League campaign in group A on Thursday as they travel to Rotterdam Netherlands.
Manchester United will look to put their weekend derby defeat behind them, having lost 1-2 to Their arc rival Manchester City on Saturday. Jose Mourinho’s first Manchester derby game and also his first game against Guardiola in England ended i. Defeat for him. City’s 2 youngsters K. De Bruyne and K. Iheanacho put City in the lead in 15th and 36th minute, later in the 42nd minute Ibrahimovic pulled 1 back for United. The game stayed that way till full time, as United lost their first game of the season.
Feyenoord have kept a 100% record this season, they have won 5 out of their opening 5 games in the Eredivisie. Their last game was a 3-1 home win over ADO Den Haag on Sunday. Feyenoord broke the deadlock in 33rd minute via D. Kuijt, seconds later N. Jorgensen made it 2-0 in quick succession. The visitors tried hard to pull 1 back in the 86th minute via L. Marengo, but El Ahmadi sealed the victory for Feyenoord in the 90th minute. They will be hoping for a repeat of such home performance as they host the red devils on Thursday.
Feyenoord vs Manchester United: Head to Head Statistics
Both teams have played two times in the past during 97/98 Champions League, as United won the 2 legs of the game. The last game between the two teams at Netherland ended 3-0 in favour of United as Andy Cole’s hat-trick made the difference.
Feyenoord vs Manchester United: Prediction
But team have been in a superb form since the beginning of this season. Feyenoord are on a 5 game winning streak, while United have lost just once and won 4 of their last 5 games.
Feyenoord have scored at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 games, they have also kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 5 games. Feyenoord have conceded only 2 goals in their last 5 games and scored 15 goals.
Though Feyenoord are playing at home, and are currently on an excellent form, I don’t see United losing this game. I expect the Red Devils to grab at least a draw in this game comparing the quality in their squads. As United as coming on the back of a disappointing derby defeat to arch rivals City, they will want to return home with a home. It is a risky proposition to bet on United to win, but worth the risk.
Feyenoord vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
Manchester United to win at 1.80 (4/5).
Marcos Rashford to score any time (2.75) 7/4.