Manchester United v Club Brugge Preview

August 16, 2015 | By

BetVictor £50 Free BetsUEFA Champions League Qualification on Tuesday night comes from Old Trafford and features Manchester United versus Club Brugge.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports Europe High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Manchester United v Club Brugge Preview, Champions League, Qualification, Tuesday 18th August 2015

Manchester United have had rather a fortunate start to the new premiership league season, but have won both of their opening two games and when a team with a reputation as big as theirs plays badly and still takes maximum points then the manager must be doing something right it seems and all United fans will be hoping that lady luck continues to stand by them on Tuesday night as they face Belgium side Club Brugge.

The relatively unknown side from Belgium have had a decent enough start to their new season in the pro league and have won two, drawn one and lost one of their opening four matches played.

The defeat came against newly promoted side Sint-Truiden who were second division title winners last season and as you can imagine that result came as a huge shock to the Club Brugge players and fans and as the manager will have no doubt already told his players, a defeat in this 1st leg match could spell the end of any hopes they may of had of reaching the group stages of this tournament.

Manchester United Team News:

Manchester United will probably start with most of the same starting eleven that began the game against Aston Villa last Friday evening, but the big question most people are asking, is will David De Gea feature at all ?

If he does then surely any transfer deal will not be done this season as he would become cup tied for any club he did decide to join and with the tournament a main focus for every high profile club in Europe, it does seem that if he doesn’t take to the field on Tuesday night then his move is almost definitely on.

Club Brugge Team News:

Club Brugge will also probably start with the majority of players that started their Friday night game against Kortrijk and I would expect their manager to field his strongest lineup available in the slim hope that his side can bring at least something back to the Belgium capital for the second leg.

Turr Dierckx seems to be their best player in form at the moment having scored two league goals this season and the young 20 year old will no doubt be looking forward to such a big match like this at Old Trafford to show what he can do.

Manchester United v Club Brugge Head to Head Statistics:

Tuesday night’s game from Old Trafford will become the very first meeting between the two clubs over the years, so unfortunately we don’t have any historical head to head statistics to provide with you for this one.

26/08/15 UCL Club Brugge v Manchester United – : –
18/08/15 UCL Manchester United v Club Brugge – : –

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

Due to this game being the first ever meeting between the two clubs we also can’t provide you with any historical average goals per match statistics, however we have put together some stats based on Manchester United’s and Club Brugge recent goals record when playing at home and away over the past five matches to give us some idea on what we can expect to see.

Manchester United Average Goals Per Game at Home in Last 5 Matches :- 1.00

Club Brugge Average Goals Per Game Away from Home in Last 5 Matches :- 0.80

As we can see, Manchester United just hold a very slight advantage having scored 0.20 more goals per game in their last five matches than Club Brugge and both numbers seem to suggest that this game will see very little in the way of goals scored on Tuesday night.

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Manchester United v Club Brugge Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Manchester United: W W L W W

Club Brugge: L W W D L

Manchester United have a clear advantage on the recent form statistics as they have managed to win four and lose one of their previous five matches played, compared to Club Brugge who have won two, drawn one and lost two of their previous five matches played.

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Manchester United v Club Brugge Match Betting Odds Market

Manchester United are the clear odds on favourites to win this game on Tuesday night with the current best price available of 1/4 with BetVictor – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw is currently a best price of 5/1 with Ladbrokes – £50 Free Bets for New Customers and is probably the best result that Club Brugge could possibly get to return home with.

Club Brugge are not given much chance at all with the online bookmakers to win this game as we can see with a current best price available of 12/1 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers.

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Manchester United v Club Brugge Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

Manchester United will know the importance of keeping their opponents from scoring in this game and as such I would expect manager Louis Van Gaal to instruct his side to play deep and use the counter attack when the opportunity represents itself.

Club Brugge will also be very cautious as they won’t be wanting to concede either and I fully expect them to adapt a similar playing style, that is until they go a goal behind and then they might be forced to come out a bit more, although I think they might be quite happy to return back home with a one goal defeat as they will obviously fancy their chances a lot more in the reverse fixture taking place next week.

Wayne Rooney will once again lead the attack up front and could even be thrust more into a sole striker role instead of what he has been doing in the opening two premiership games where has dropped deep to link up with the midfield and if that is the case then I would expect the England International to finally get his season underway with a goal by scoring in this game.

I don’t really see Club Brugge getting on the score-sheet themselves so my Banker Free Tip prediction for this game is going to be for Manchester United to Win to Nil as I just don’t see their opponents having the quality required to breach a well organised United defence that has gone two games without conceding in what is a much tougher league than the Belgium pro league.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be Wayne Rooney as hopefully he will adapt the loan striker role up front and with the football brain he has, he will almost certainly create himself a least a few scoring opportunities in this game of which I expect him to get at least one.

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