Feyenoord 3-1 Den Haag (Dirk Kuyt, Nicolai Jorgensen, Karim El Ahmadi)
Man Utd 1-2 Man City (Zlatan Ibrahimovic)
Kick Off: 18.00, 15/09/2016, BT Sport 3
Stadium: De Kuip
Head-to-head: Feyenoord 1-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-1 Feyenoord
* Man Utd to win @ 5/6
* Over 3.5 goals @ 39/20
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score (check prices)
* Feyenoord have lost the first home match in each of their past three European campaigns
* Three of Feyenoord’s five games this season have seen at least four goals scored
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored five goals in as many games for Man Utd
A look at Feyenoord’s betting odds
Giovanni van Bronckhorst might feel aggrieved about his side’s 31/10 odds here, especially considering their opponents’ poor showing in the Manchester derby last time out, particularly in the first half, which followed another toothless United performance in the 1-0 win over Hull.
Feyenoord sit top of the Eredivisie after winning their first five fixtures of 2016/17 and have been in blinding form since a 3-1 Valentine’s Day loss away to Zwolle, taking 27 points from the last 33 available in an unbeaten end to their domestic campaign.
The Rotterdam outfit’s recent European record doesn’t read quite as well though, with this Van Bronckhorst’s first crack at continental competition since stepping up from assistant to Fred Rutten at the end of the 2014/15 season.
Having lost the first home fixtures of their past three European campaigns against Besiktas, Kuban Krasnodar and Dynamo Kiev, Feyenoord beating the expensively-assembled Red Devils looks a big ask, which is reflected in the betting.
A look at Man Utd’s betting odds
The 2-1 loss at home to Man City could have been much, much worse for Jose Mourinho and co, but they won’t face sides as good as Pep Guardiola’s every week, with the Catalan overseeing the biggest club spend in transfer-window history over the summer.
United were favourites going into the Old Trafford clash, maybe not on merit but largely on form, so the Portuguese can be hopeful of getting back on track in Holland.
His new side went down 2-1 away to PSV Eindhoven at this stage of the Champions League last term, but Mourinho’s United have looked a much more potent force than hapless former boss Louis van Gaal’s side were 12 months ago.
Given Feyenoord’s recent record at the sharp end of continental competition, with their last Europa League outing a 2-1 loss at home to Roma just over 18 months ago, the visitors’ 5/6 odds are worth betting on.