Manchester United vs Club Brugge betting tips: Europa League match preview & predictions

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Manchester United vs Club Brugge prediction: Manchester United 1-0 Club Brugge

Manchester United are unbeaten in 17 of their last 18 matches in the Europa League and will be confident of progressing to the round of 16.

Club Brugge are unbeaten in their last 10 matches on the road in all competitions, although a trip to Old Trafford will be their toughest test in that run.

United will be wise to remember that Philippe Clement’s side scored two goals in a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu in October – an identical result would see Brugge qualify on the away goals rule.

 

 

Manchester United vs Club Brugge: Who will win?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won three, lost two and drawn one of their previous six matches at Old Trafford. Manchester United are 1/2 to win the match while Club Brugge are 13/2 to win. The draw can be backed at 3/1.

Having scored an away goal, Manchester United will begin the game as favourites to qualify but the tie should be closer than many might expect. Manchester United are 1/5 to qualify while Brugge are 10/3 to qualify.

Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight Europa League matches at Old Trafford. Bet on a Manchester United clean sheet at 4/5.

Bruno Fernandes has already shown he is not afraid to have a shot at goal. The Portuguese midfielder is also on penalty duty for the Red Devils. Fernandes is 5/1 to open the scoring and 7/4 to score anytime in the match.


MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Mason Greenwood of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 3-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford FC at Old Trafford on February 23, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Club Brugge Europa League match preview

Aggregate: Manchester United 1-1 Club Brugge

Manchester United host Club Brugge at Old Trafford on Thursday night for the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie.

Manchester United drew 1-1 at a sold-out Jan Breydelstadion in Belgium last week. Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis opened the scoring for the home side – his goal was assisted by former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Anthony Martial equalised before half-time, earning his side a valuable away goal.

Manchester United extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to six matches with a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday. Bruno Fernandes opened his United account from the penalty spot before second-half goals from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood. Martial has 15 goals this season and has now scored in each of his last three matches.

The win sees United move up to fifth in the table, which could end up being good enough for a spot in next season’s Champions League.

Brugge maintain a nine-point lead at the top of the Belgian Super League following Sunday’s 1-0 win over Sporting Charleroi. Eder Balanta – who won’t feature on Thursday – scored the only goal of the match in the first minute. A number of players were rested for the match.

United have won five out five matches at home to Belgian opponents – including a 1-0 win over Anderlecht in the 1956 European Champion Clubs’ Cup preliminary round. Brugge, meanwhile, have never won a match in England in 12 previous attempts. Their most recent visit ended in a 2-1 defeat to Leicester in 2016.

The draw for the last 16 will take place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.

 

Manchester United team news vs Club Brugge

Scott McTominay is in contention to start after making his return from injury on Sunday.

Sergio Romero will replace David de Gea in goal, while Brandon Williams, Diogo Dalot and Juan Mata will be hoping to keep their place from the first leg.

Bruno Fernandes has really impressed since his January move from Sporting and should start.

Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard were dropped entirely from Sunday’s matchday squad and could be involved in some capacity.

Odion Ighalo is still waiting for his first start for the club and may have to settle for a spot on the bench once again.

Axel Tuanzebe remains doubtful, while Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are still sidelined.

 

Club Brugge team news vs Manchester United

Kreptin Diatta is Brugge’s only injury concern for Thursday.

Eder Balanta is suspended and could be replaced by Ruud Vormer.

Philippe Clement is not expected to make too many changes from last week.

 

Manchester United predicted line-up vs Club Brugge

Predicted Manchester United XI vs Club Brugge

Predicted Manchester United XI vs Club Brugge

Club Brugge predicted line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Club Brugge XI vs Manchester United

Predicted Club Brugge XI vs Manchester United

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Highlights | Club Brugge 1-1 Manchester United

 

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Premier League table

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Liverpool FC32282270254586
2Manchester City32213881334866
3Leicester City32167960312955
4Chelsea FC321661057441354
5Manchester United321410851312052
6Wolverhampton Wanderers321313645341152
7Sheffield United32121193332147
8Arsenal FC32111384741646
9Tottenham Hotspur32129115144745
10Burnley FC32136133645-945
11Everton FC32128124047-744
12Crystal Palace32119122837-942
13Newcastle United32119123343-1042
14Southampton FC32124164155-1440
15Brighton & Hove Albion32712133444-1033
16West Ham United3286183856-1830
17Watford FC32610162949-2028
18Aston Villa3276193660-2427
19AFC Bournemouth3276193054-2427
20Norwich City3256212560-3521
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Belgium Pro League

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Club Brugge29217158144470
2KAA Gent29167659342555
3Royal Charleroi SC29159549232654
4Royal Antwerp FC29158649321753
5Standard Liege29147847321549
6Yellow-Red KV Mechelen29135114643344
7KRC Genk29135114542344
8RSC Anderlecht291110845291643
9SV Zulte Waregem29106134149-836
10Royal Excel Mouscron2999113840-236
11KV Kortrijk2996144044-433
12St. Truidense VV2996143350-1733
13KAS Eupen2986152851-2330
14Cercle Brugge2972202754-2723
15KV Oostende2964192958-2922
16Waasland-Beveren2955192160-3920
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