Valencia vs. Manchester United / Champions League – Everything is clear before this match in the last round of the Champions League. Namely, the leading team in Group H, Juventus, currently has two points more than the second Manchester United and these two teams have already secured placement in the round of sixteen, just like the third Valencia in the knockout stage of Europa League, because they have four points more than Young Boys. We should also add that the first duel of these rivals at Old Trafford ended without a goal.
Valencia vs.Manchester United begins 12.12.2018 at 21:00 CET
However, Valencia has lost a placement in the next round because of their defeats by Juventus, while they won points against Young Boys, with whom they also played a draw on the side and defeated them on their field. That is why they, before the last round, ensured the third place that leads to the knockout phase of Europa League, so they can now welcome this home duel with Manchester United completely relaxed.
Otherwise, Valencia has recently made two wins in their domestic championship, after which they were first defeated by Real Madrid as guests, after which they played 1-1 with Sevilla last weekend, so they dropped back to the 15th place on the table and they are only four points away from the relegation zone. Because of this, coach Marcelino has announced that he would send a combined setting against United on the field, especially because he cannot count on the injured defenders Paulista and Murillo and striker Gameiro, while defender Gaya is suspended.
Probable lineups Valencia: Neto – Piccini, Garay, Diakhaby, Lato – Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia, Cheryshev – Mina, Batshuayi
When it comes to big Manchester United, they have celebrated at home with 1-0 over Swiss Young Boys in the last round of the Champions League thanks to a goal by Fellaini, which brought them a confirmation of placement in the knockout stage of this prestigious competition. On the other hand, they are sixth in the championship and have eight points less than the fifth Arsenal, while the leading Liverpool has a big 16 points difference.
That is why coach Mourinho has announced that he will focus more on the Premiership in the upcoming period, especially since we have already said that they have secured placement in the next round of the Champions League and the only question is whether they will eventually be first or the second in the group, considering that they have two points less than the leading Juventus. We should also add that they will probably perform in a combined team in Valencia, for which they cannot count on the injured defenders Lindelof and Smalling, as well as strikers Sanchez and Martial.
Probable lineups Manchester United: Romero – Valencia, Bailly, Rojo, Darmian – Fred, Fellaini, Pogba – Mata, Lukaku, Rashford
Valencia vs. Manchester United PICK
We have already said that this is match is unimportant for both teams, which is why their coaches have announced a lot of changes in their starting lineups,and this ultimately suggests a completely open and efficient match.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.80 at 10bet (down to 1.75 can be played)
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