FC Midtjylland v Manchester United Preview

February 16, 2016 | By

BetVictor Free BetsUEFA Europa League Last 32, First Leg action on Thursday night comes from the MCH Arena and features FC Midtjylland versus Manchester United.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 2 High Definition with a scheduled 18:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

FC Midtjylland v Manchester United Preview, Europa League, Last 32, Thursday 18th February 2016

FC Midtjylland qualified for the last 32 by finishing in second place in the group stage having secured 7pts from their six matches played. Napoli came through that group as the clear winners on 18pts and the hosts will have to play a lot better than they did during the group stage if they are to continue in this tournament.

Manchester United could only manage a third place finish in their Champions League group which meant they qualified straight into the last 32 of the Europa League.

Louis Van Gaal’s side could only muster up two victories during their six matches played and with the club also having a poor season on the domestic front, it does look like the only way Manchester United are going to qualify for the Champions League next season is if they win this Europa League title, so the visitors will certainly be well up for this game come Thursday night.

FC Midtjylland v Manchester United Team News:

The hosts have almost a full squad available for this match but will be without Dahlin who is receiving treatment for a knee injury. J. Poulsen will also be missing due to suspension and Andersson will undertake a late fitness test to see if he can feature as he has been struggling with a knock.

Midfielder Pione Sisto is the clubs top goalscorer in the competition with two, Paul Onuachu, Martin Pusic and Morten Rasmussen all having scored one each.

Manchester United Team News:

The visitors will be without the services of Valenica, Jones, Rojo, Schweinsteiger, Shaw, Varela and Ashley Young as they all continue to receive treatment for respective injury related problems.

Anthony Martial was the clubs current top goalscorer during the Champions League group stage with two, Memphis Depay, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling all scored one goal each.

FC Midtjylland v Manchester United Head to Head Statistics:

Thursday night’s game from the MCH Arena will become the very first meeting between the two clubs.

25/02/16 UEL Manchester United – FC Midtjylland – : –
18/02/16 UEL FC Midtjylland – Manchester United – : –

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

No previous matches to establish an average goals per game statistic, so we have provided you with some average goals per game statistics scored by each club during their last six matches played.

FC Midtjylland managed to score 14 Goals in their previous 6 matches at home which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.33.

Manchester United managed to score 9 Goals in their previous 6 matches away from home which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 1.50.

Looking at both sets of data above, it does seem to suggest that we should see between two or three goals scored in this game on Thursday night.

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FC Midtjylland v Manchester United Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

FC Midtjylland: W D D L W

Manchester United: D W W D L

Neither side has any real advantage based on their recent form statistics as they have both managed two wins, two draws and one defeat during their last five matches played, which does seem to indicate that this game could finish all square.

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FC Midtjylland v Manchester United Match Betting Odds Market

FC Midtjylland have home advantage and with having already dumped out Southampton from this tournament in the play offs they will obviously fancy their chances in this game and the hosts can be backed at a current best price available of 9/2 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets For New Customers.

The Draw is currently a best price of 11/4 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account and could be a wise cover bet what with both clubs having exactly the same recent form stats.

Manchester United are not having the best of season’s, so it does surprise me slightly to see the online bookmakers making them the clear odds on favourites to win this game at current best price available of 7/10 with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

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FC Midtjylland v Manchester United Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

The hosts are certainly not without a chance of causing a bit of an upset in this game for me as with having already eliminated Southampton in the play off stages of the tournament and having the all important home advantage in this first leg, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them getting a win on Thursday night against what has been a very average Manchester United side this season.

However, with the visitors having such a poor season by their standards and not looking at all likely to make a top four finish in the Premiership, it does seem that their only route to playing Champions League football next season does rely on them winning this tournament and as such I expect the United players to really start upping their performances during these knock out stages.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this match is going to be for Both Teams to Score as with the hosts having a good average goals per game record when playing at home recently I do think they can get at least one goal in this game, I also expect Manchester United to get at least one important away goal to take back to Old Trafford for the second leg next week.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be for FC Midtjylland attacking midfielder Pione Sisto to open up the goal scoring for his side as with him currently their top goalscorer in the competition he looks very good value to take a chance on here.

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