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

Partizan vs Manchester United prediction: Partizan 0-1 Manchester United

Struggling Manchester United will take plenty of positives from their draw against Liverpool on Sunday.

United, who won the Europa League in 2017, are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in the competition and are yet to concede a goal in this year’s group stage.

Partizan head into Thursday’s game on the back of consecutive defeats.

Partizan vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Manchester United are 6/5 favourites to win in Belgrade. Partizan can be backed at 11/5 while the draw is priced at 12/5.

There have been three or less goals scored in each of Man United’s last 10 Europa League matches. Bet on under 2.5 goals in the match at 8/11.

Mason Greenwood will be looking to add to his two cup goals this season. Greenwood is 6/1 to open the scoring and 21/10 to score anytime.

Partizan vs Manchester United Europa League match preview

Manchester United go in search of a first win in five matches when they face Partizan in Belgrade on Thursday evening.

Heading into matchday 3, Partizan and United are tied on four points at the top of Group L. The hosts start the evening as group leaders thanks to a superior goal difference. Alkmaar host Astana in the other Group L game on Thursday.

After beating Kazakh outfit Astana in their Europa League opener, Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw at AZ Alkmaar earlier in October.

Israeli midfielder Bibras Natkho scored a brace in Partizan’s 2-2 home draw against AZ Alkmaar in their opening group match. Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq also scored a brace in the side’s 2-1 away win against Astana.

Partizan’s Europa League qualifying campaign began in July. The Serbian side had to win three two-legged ties – including one against Solskjaer’s former club Molde – to reach the group stage. Partizan are unbeaten in their last 11 UEFA matches at the Partizan Stadium, winning eight and drawing three.

Savo Milosevic’s side are fifth in the Serbian Super Liga following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Mladost Lucani.

Marcus Rashford scored the opening goal in Sunday’s 1-1 home draw with Liverpool. The Red Devils were minutes away from beating their old rivals before substitute Adam Lallana scored an equaliser. Although most United fans before the game would have been very happy with a point, the players will be disappointed that they couldn’t see out the match.

The result leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 14th in the table on 10 points from their opening nine matches. United have failed to score more than one goal in a game on 11 consecutive occasions.

Taking a look at the history books, Partizan beat Manchester United 2-0 at home in the 1965/66 European Cup. Partizan lost the second leg 1-0 at Old Trafford but still progressed to the final on aggregate.

Partizan’s most recent home victory against English opposition came against Newcastle in the 1998/99 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup first round.

Partizan team news vs Manchester United

Zoran Tosic is set to face his former club. Tosic made two Premier League appearances for United in 2009.

One-time Arsenal forward Takuma Asano should start in a front three, however, former Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is set to miss out through injury.

Manchester United team news vs Partizan

Anthony Martial could start after marking his comeback from injury with a substitute appearance on Sunday.

Sergio Romero is expected to start in goal, as he did in United’s Europa League opener against Astana. Harry Maguire is among those to have been rested in both of United’s two Europa League matches and that trend is set to continue on Thursday.

Axel Tuanzebe is a doubt after he picked up a knock in the warm-up before Sunday’s clash against Liverpool. Tuanzebe has been one of United’s most consistent performers in recent weeks.

Academy youngsters Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong, James Garner and Brandon Williams will be hoping for some valuable minutes.

Phil Jones was fit enough to make the bench on Sunday and could make his first start since returning from injury. Jesse Lingard will be targeting a start in Serbia but still remains a doubt with a hamstring injury.

Paul Pogba remains sidelined with an ankle injury. Worryingly for United, the World Cup winner is still potentially a few weeks away from returning to first-team action.

United have sent injured duo Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic to Dubai as part of their warm-weather rehab. Matic was once on the books of Partizan as a youth player.

Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Diogo Dalot are long-term absentees for the Red Devils.

Partizan predicted line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Partizan XI vs Manchester United

Predicted Partizan XI vs Manchester United

Manchester United predicted line-up vs Partizan

Predicted Manchester United XI vs Partizan

Predicted Manchester United XI vs Partizan

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


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