Manchester United v Fenerbahce tips: Back goal-shortage at Old Trafford tonight
Manchester United face a tough Europa League challenge when Fenerbahce come to town tonight
October 20th, 2016
Manchester United’s Monday evening clash with Liverpool gave the side little time to prepare for this evening’s meeting with Fenerbahce and with a journey to Stamford Bridge awaiting the Red Devils this weekend, it is proving to be quite a hectic time for Jose Mourinho’s side. Is Mourinho bothered? It would appear that he is.
“Well, we could play Liverpool on the Saturday, we could play Liverpool on the Sunday,” he said to reporters. “We play Liverpool on the Monday so maybe we don’t have the best conditions, especially because we play against two top Premier League games that don’t play in European competitions. That creates a very difficult situation, but we want to try and qualify for the next round.”
Jose fielded a strong starting line-up for the clash with Liverpool and despite returning home from Anfield with just a single point, Mourinho hailed it as “a point which stopped them getting three”. Who could argue with that logic? Nevertheless United are now winless in their last two outings and the supporters will be demanding something better than this. Will something better come their way tonight?
Indeed it can. Fenerbahce may be enjoying some decent form at the moment with the Turkish side heading into this match on the back of an impressive unbeaten run stretching back six games. They have four points from their opening two Europa League matches and will certainly provide tonight’s hosts with tough opposition. Nevertheless we believe that United can do the business in front of their own home fans and the bookies clearly feel the same way with most firms going 1/2 on a home win.
Clearly such odds aren’t exactly tempting and one should instead look at backing a low-scoring encounter tonight. United’s previous three outings have each involved two goals or less and David de Gea has been in excellent form between the sticks, therefore we’ll be backing this trend to continue tonight with Paddy Power going Evens for Under 2.5 goals and the same firm going 6/4 for a United win-to-nil.