Kick-off: 2000, 02/10/2018
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: BT Sport
Manchester United may be struggling on the domestic front but put in a professional display to beat Young Boys 3-0 in the Champions League and more of the same should be enough to see off Valencia on Matchday 2.
The Spanish outfit opened their Group H campaign by going down 2-0 at home to Juventus, despite the dismissal of Cristiano Ronaldo inside half an hour.
We reckon 19/10 for the Red Devils to win to nil is a solid option for our first Man Utd vs Valencia prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United had to deal with a tricky artificial pitch in Switzerland but made light of that issue, largely due to a dazzling display from Paul Pogba.
The France midfielder broke the deadlock with a superb effort, netted from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time and assisted Anthony Martial for the third.
It was a different scenario when United could only draw 1-1 with Wolves and were beaten 3-1 at West Ham in subsequent Premier League games, as well as being dumped out of the EFL Cup by Derby.
However, even seemingly-disenchanted players should be fired up for a big European night at Old Trafford and Nemanja Matic expects a response from the Red Devils.
Reflecting on the weekend loss, he declared: “Everyone who started the game wants to do better for himself, and after that it’s better for the team.
“For me, I played one of the worst games since I signed for Man United. I look in the mirror and I want to see where I made mistakes and where I can do better. For sure, everyone does the same.”
He added: “I don’t think with talking you can resolve something. The leaders need to be on the pitch. The leaders are the players who are not scared to play.”
Jose Mourinho’s side only conceded one goal during a trio of group-stage triumphs at Old Trafford last term and will be hoping for another clinical display here.
Ashley Young will be absent with an injury picked up at West Ham, a match Jesse Lingard missed with an unspecified issue that again keeps him sidelined.
Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo are the other players that are unavailable for under-fire Mourinho, who could turn to Alexis Sanchez after omitting him from the matchday squad in east London.
A Look At Valencia’s Betting Odds
Valencia had made a slow start to their La Liga campaign before facing Juventus and appeared short on confidence at the Mestalla.
Mario Mandzukic, Sami Khedira and Federico Bernardeschi all spurned good chances to score for the away team before Ronaldo saw red for an off-the-ball incident.
Michy Batshuayi worked Wojciech Szczesny as Valencia tried to press home their numerical advantage but it was Juve who took control through Miralem Pjanic penalties either side of half-time.
Carlos Soler brought a good save from Szczesny and Rodrigo saw an effort blocked by the goalkeeper late on as the Old Lady sat back, but a bad night for Valencia was topped off when Daniel Parejo saw his penalty saved.
Batshuayi, Rodrigo and Kevin Gameiro give Los Che options up front, but we believe they may be starved of service as the visitors could be overpowered in midfield here.
Let’s add 33/20 for the Red Devils to win by more than one goal to our Man Utd vs Valencia betting tips.
Last Champions League result:
Young Boys 0-3 MAN UTD – Paul Pogba (2), Anthony Martial
VALENCIA 0-2 Juventus
Head-to-head: Man Utd 1-1 Valencia, Valencia 0-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-1 Valencia, Valencia 0-0 Man Utd, Valencia 0-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 3-0 Valencia
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