Manchester United vs Fenerbahce: Preview, Predictions, Expected lineups and betting odds!
After a hard fought point at Anfield, Jose Mourinho revealed that he was happy with his team’s performance on the night and will now turn his attention towards his Europa League campaign this season. Manchester United, who are third in their Europa League group will welcome Turkish giants Fenerbahce this week for the 3rd group game of Europe’s second tier competition. Both teams will be playing for all three points and the Red Devils will have to put in a better performance than at Anfield to get anything from this game. Here is the preview of this game along with the team news, predictions, expected lineups and betting odds.
The Manchester United vs Fenerbahce game will be played on Thursday, the 20th of October at Old Trafford in Manchester. The kick-off is scheduled at 8:05 pm BST (12:35 am on Friday IST).
The manager will miss the services of star players Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin for this game after the duo picked up injuries in training before the Liverpool game. Phil Jones remains the only other injury problem with Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both deemed fit for this game.
On the other hand, Fenerbahce have no new injury issues and are expecting that former Manchester United man Robin van Persie will be fit for this game in England.
Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw; Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Mata, Mkhitaryan; Rooney
Demirel; van der Wiel, Skrtel, Kjaer, Kaldirim; Tufan, Topal, Lens, Emenike, Sow, Robin van Persie.
Juan Mata vs Martin Skrtel:
An old rivalry from the Premier League will resume on the night when Martin Skrtel, the former Liverpool defender will be up against Manchester United man Juan Mata at Old Trafford. Both players have had some serious battles in the past and are sure to produce another thrilling one in this game.
Robin van Persie vs Eric Bailly:
Coming back to Old Trafford after a long time, RVP will be all set and raring to take on his former club and will be a big threat for the home side on the night. He is a decent player who can make things happen and United’s summer buy Eric Bailly will have to make sure that he keeps him away from the goal on the night.
Both teams have played twice in the past, they have both met in Champions League group stage in 1996 and 2004.
Manchester United have won twice in their previous games, 1 at Old Trafford and 1 at Istanbul.
Fenerbahce have also won twice, once at Old Trafford and Once at Istanbul.
United have played 14 games against a Turkish team, they have won 7, drawn 3 and lost 4.
United have scored 21 goals against Turkish Teams and conceded 11.
Fenerbahce have played 17 games against English teams, they have won 4, drawn 3 and lost 10.
Fenerbahce have scored 12 goals against English teams and conceded 31.
Manchester United: 3/5
Manchester United are expected to play a more attacking game than at Anfield and are expected to go for all three points from this game. But Fenerbahce have a decent team that can compete with the Red Devils and can easily take something from this game. However, playing at home, United will start this game as favorites.
Manchester United 2-0 Fenerbahce
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