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Man Utd vs Sheriff: Our top betting tips
Man United arrive into this match knowing that a positive result will see them through to the knockout stages of the Europa League whilst a defeat will leave their fate in the balance as they head into the final match day. Will they get the result they need? Find out with our Man Utd vs Sheriff match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
United will have to wait for the breakthrough
The obvious bet here is that Man United win the game; the odds, however, are not remotely appealing. As such, we've opted to make things interesting by backing Sheriff to get to the break level before losing the match in the second half. Sheriff have avoided trailing in the first half in three of their last five games with the other two seeing them breached in first half injury time. United meanwhile aren't exactly known for making fast starts these days; they've not led at HT in any of their last four matches.
Going under 2.5 goals
People are expecting Manchester United to blow Sheriff away in this match but we think the game will be a low scoring one. Sheriff will look to frustrate their hosts whilst United aren't a side that blow teams away anymore; they've not scored more than two goals in any of their last three matches and have gone under the 2.5 mark in each of their last four.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Man Utd vs Sheriff
Man United to make it to the knockout stage
It might sound dramatic but Manchester United vs Sheriff has become a big fixture for the Red Devils. They hold a six point lead over the minnows but they need a point to guarantee their path to the next round; if they lose then they'll go into their final matchday – against Real Sociedad – needing a result. Of course, United should ease through this match; if they do, that final day battle with Sociedad will be to decide who tops the group.
There are two big talking points heading into this match for Man United. Firstly, Raphael Varane is going to miss out after suffering an injury against Chelsea; we see Victor Lindelof replacing him. Then you have the Cristiano Ronaldo saga. Will he play, won't he play. We are saying he won't!
Man Utd Predicted lineup – Dubravka, Dalot, Martinez, Lindelof, Malacia, Fred, McTominay, Sancho, Fernandes, Antony, Rashford
This really is a huge game for Sheriff but they've got previous of winning on big European away days (remember the Bernabeu last year?). Their gameplan will rely heavily on Cameroonian centre back Gaby Kiki running a tight ship and Iyayi Atiemwen providing the creative spark. Armel Zohouri will miss out through suspension.
Sheriff Predicted lineup – Celeadnic, Kpozo, Radeljic, Kiki, Guedes, Ignatov, Diop, Salifu, Badolo, Atiemwen, Akanbi
A quickfire FAQ on Man Utd vs Sheriff
- Where is the match being hosted? – Old Trafford
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Man United
- What time does the match kick off? 8 PM GMT