Manchester United vs Zorya
UEFA Europa League – Group Stage
Date: Thursday, 29th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 20:05 UK
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
The Red Devils are back on track, the bounced back with two convincing wins last week. Now they will be hosting Zorya at Old Trafford on Thursday night, as Mourinho’s men hope to continue on the winning path.
The Red Devils suffered 3 consecutive defeats last 2 weeks which includes a 1-0 defeat at Feyenoord which have kept them bottom of the group table. United were unfortunate not to have gotten a point in the game as they conceded 11 minutes before full time whistle.
Mourinho’s men will enter the game in full confidence, having defeated the English Champions 4-1 last Saturday. Goals from Smalling, Mata, Rashford and Pogba completed the rally for them as D. Gray score the consolation goal for Leicester City.
On the flip side, Zorya did well against Feyenoord 2 weeks ago as they drew 1-1 at home. Zorya almost had all 3 points but they threw away their lead as S. Kjaer scored in the last minute.
The Ukrainian side will enter the game from a 2-1 win against Vorskla on Saturday. They were unable to keep a clean sheet in the game as they conceded in the last minute as the game ended 2-1. Z. Ljubenovic and Paulinho scored Zorya’s goal while O. Dityatjev scored Vorskla’s last minute goal.
Manchester United vs Zorya: Head to Head Statistics
This will be Zorya’s first visit to Old Trafford, as both teams haven’t met each other in the past. This will be their first game against each other.
Manchester United vs Zorya: Prediction
United’s dark days seem to be over, as they have hit the ground with a 2 game winning streak. They have scored at least 3 goals in their last 2 games and conceded 1 goal in each of the game.
Despite Zorya’s unbeaten run, they are still the under dogs in this fixture considering United’s huge Squad. Zorya are unbeaten in their last 4 games in all competitions, they drawn 2 and won 2 games. They need to guard against last minute complacency, as they have conceded a 90th minute goal in 4 of their last 6 games.
Manchester United vs Zorya: Betting Tips
- Manchester United to win
- Over 2.5 goals
- Zorya to concede in (81-90)