Zorya vs Manchester United
UEFA Europa League – Matchday 6
Date: Thursday, 8th December 2016,
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Chornomorets Stadium, Odesa.
UEFA group stage debutant Zorya will be hoping to bow out high when they welcome Manchester United to Stadium Chornomorets on Thursday night.
The Ukrainian side are 4th in the group A table, with just 2 points, having drawn 2 games and won none. Despite not being able to progress, the group stage debutants will be contented with their performance. Their heaviest defeat in the campaign was a 2-0 defeat against Fenerbahce the last time out. However, they have managed to score just two goals so far in the group stage.
United have a greater chance of qualifying, compared to other group’s contenders. A draw is enough for them irrespective of the outcome of the game between Feyenoord and Fenerbahce. Also they can still go through with a defeat if Feyenoord fail to win against Fenerbahce.
Note: this is Manchester United’s first ever UEFA Europa League group stage campaign. UEFA Europa League is the only major European trophy United have never won.
Zorya vs Manchester United: Head to Head Statistics
Manchester United are unbeaten against Ukrainian teams, this includes the reverse of this fixture. They have won 5 games against Ukrainian teams and drawn twice. On Ukrainian soil, they have won once and drawn twice. While they have won their 4 games at Old Trafford against Ukrainian teams.
The reverse of this fixture at Old Trafford was Zorya’s first ever game against an English opponents. They will be hosting United for the first time at home.
Zorya vs Manchester United: Prediction
Manchester United will aim to extend their unbeaten form against Ukrainian teams, being the favourite of the two teams. They have so much experience in the team and can’t afford to lose this game. United will enter this game in confidence hoping to win or draw and progress to the round of 32.
Zorya vs Manchester United: Bet Tips
Manchester United to win both halves at 1.90
Both teams to score (no) at 1.66.