Manchester United v PSV betting tips – Red Devils will cement top-spot
A Manchester United win tonight will send them into the last sixteen of the Champions League
November 25th, 2015
At first glance it would appear that Manchester United are enjoying a tremendous season, given that they sit second in the Premier League after the opening thirteen games, a single point behind surprise package Leicester City and a single victory away from progressing into the last sixteen of the Champions League.
Nevertheless, it has been far from plain sailing for Louis van Gaal’s side, the United boss receiving a fair amount of criticism regarding the style of play and utilisation of his squad members.
The side have clearly been lacking flair in attack and have been struggling in front of goal, recently going three matches without scoring. There has also been criticism about the decision to play Rooney as lone forward and move Martial more to the left.
The United captain has scored seven this term however and the defence has been particularly solid with just nine goals conceded. This has been the main reason behind United’s relative success in both their domestic campaign and the Champions League.
For this clash, the Red Devils enjoy home comforts and that will certainly play a huge part in determining the outcome of that match, given that they haven’t suffered a single defeat in any of their last eight European home games. As such, Manchester United are favourites at 1/2 with William Hill to beat PSV tonight.
PSV have already beaten United in Europe this term however, having swept them aside to the tune of 2-1 earlier in the campaign. They are enjoying a decent run in the Dutch Eredivisie with just one defeat in their 13 league games and will certainly pose United with a few problems at Old Trafford.
They have scored 34 goals since the start of the season, however we feel that they will struggle to break down a solid Red Devils defence this evening. Indeed, Van Gaal’s side may not exactly be scoring for fun of late, although with the Old Trafford crowd behind them, they should have it in them to win tonight and grab themselves a place in the last sixteen into the bargain.