Valencia v Man Utd Champions League betting preview and tips

21:00 Wed 12 Dec
Football
Europe
Champions League
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +170

Manchester United have found their way into the Champions League last sixteen despite a series of underwhelming performances and they owe plenty to that late comeback at Juventus when they stole the points against the Italian champions.

Many thought this match at the Mestalla would be a winner-takes-all affair, although Valencia were unable to build on a goalless draw at Old Trafford and a following draw at Young Boys scuppered their chances considering nothing was taken from two games against Juventus.

Los Che are guaranteed a Europa League spot when Europe’s secondary club competition starts up against next February and there’s a strong case for backing them to win this encounter.

As the home team, they will want to give their supporters some cheer and it’s been tough going in the Spanish league this season with just one victory from seven matches at the time of writing.

Scoring goals has been a problem but they’re good at keeping things tight and will be up against a Manchester United side who will virtually disregard this encounter considering their Premier League situation.

Jose Mourinho continues to bang the drum that his team can finish in the top four this season and this encounter comes four days before a trip to Anfield which has to take top priority.

The manager might just send a reserve team to Spain which will see the home team heavily backed and it could pay to get bigger odds early considering that Valencia have the luxury of a winter break compared to their English counterparts.

Five wins in the previous eight games for Los Che suggests brighter times are around the corner and we’ll happily take them at the prices.

BETTING TIP
Valencia @ 2.70 with bet365

Team News

Valencia: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man Utd: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Jaume Doménech
  • 15
    Antonio Latorre
  • 12
    Mouctar Diakhaby
  • 03
    Ruben Vezo
  • 21
    Cristiano Piccini
  • 11
    Denis Cheryshev
  • 10
    Daniel Parejo
  • 06
    Geoffrey Kondogbia
  • 08
    Carlos Soler
  • 22
    Santi Mina
  • 23
    Michy Batshuayi
  • 22
    Sergio Romero
  • 25
    Luis Antonio Valencia
  • 04
    Phil Jones
  • 03
    Eric Bailly Bertrand
  • 16
    Marcos Rojo
  • 27
    Marouane Fellaini
  • 06
    Paul Pogba
  • 15
    Andreas Pereira
  • 08
    Juan Mata
  • 17
    Fred
  • 09
    Romelu Lukaku