Man Utd v Valencia football tips: Our 66/1 #BetYourWay
Adam Drury is backing more woe for Jose Mourinho, and a familiar face to score for the visitors.
Double chance: Draw/Valencia
Even stripping away the crisis talk surrounding Jose Mourinho does little to put me off wanting to back Valencia to leave Old Trafford with at least a point on Tuesday.
United are winless in three (both at Old Trafford and overall), and could not beat Sevilla – an inferior side to Valencia – in either of the two legs in the Round of 16 last season.
Chuck in what will likely be a restless crowd and a team badly lacking in direction and confidence, and this looks a big price.
Michy Batshuayi to score
Batshuayi got off the mark for Valencia last Wednesday, and will lead the line after impressing in the defeat to Juventus a week previous.
The Belgian scored in both of Chelsea’s first two group-stage matches last season, and netted nine goals in 14 appearances for Borussia Dortmund in his last extended spell of first-team football.
Nemanja Matic to be carded
Matic has already picked up three yellow cards this season, two of them culminating in a red at Watford last month.
The Serb is a Jose Mourinho disciple, so he will be motivated to improve his side’s fortunes, but could find life difficult against Valencia’s technical midfield.
Gabriel Paulista to be carded
Gabriel picked up bookings regularly during his spell at Arsenal, and he hasn’t eradicated that trait from his game while at Valencia.
The Brazilian’s booking at Real Sociedad on Saturday was his second of the season, so he is the obvious candidate for at least a yellow in this one.
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