Sports Betting. Manchester United vs Saint-Étienne [16.02.17] : Red Devils to taunt Sainté

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Sports Betting. Manchester United vs Saint-Étienne [16.02.17] : Red Devils to taunt Sainté

Europa League

Round of 32, 1st leg

16.02.2017

Bet: Teams To Score: Man Utd Only

By the middle of February Manchester United became closer to the Champions League zone in Premier League. Despite its sixth position in standings the team is only one point behind Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham. However, as sports betting experts admitted the leader Chelsea is still unreachable with 12 points handicap. In any case The Red Devils are in good mood winning three games out of last four without conceded a single goal. So it’s fairly that bookies named Man Utd as a favourite at betting odds of 1.33.

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At the same time Saint-Étienne challenges place in Europa League zone in League 1. While placing bets pay attention to instable results of Les Verts in February. Christophe Galtier’s side overcame Olympique Lyonnais (2-0) and FC Lorient (4-0) alongside with defeat from Nice (0-1). Moreover, the team have already eliminated from Coupe de France losing to AJ Auxerre (0-3). So, Sainté are considered as a complete underdog at betting odds of 11.00. The Draw is also evaluated as unrealistic at odds of 5.00.

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Sports betting experts that Manchester United shows a very solid performance on Old Trafford this season. The club was beaten only once at home (in mancunian derby). However, in the middle of January The Red Devils began to make mistakes like draws with crisis-burning Liverpool and weak Hull City. But Saint-Étienne is worse in away games taking only four points in five last League 1 games. Moreover, there are problems in Les Verts attack which couldn’t score a single goal in last two games. That’s why it is logical to take such bets as “Both Teams To Score: No” (1.57) or “Teams To Score: Man Utd Only” (1.85).

From the strategic point of view José Mourinho needs to make a comfortable handicap before visiting France. Furthermore, the second leg will be held on the threshold of EPL Cup final against Southampton. So, The Red Devils will be motivated to solve all problems on Old Trafford if the club needs Europa League progress at all. And it’s a chance for Frenchmen to reach a positive result in England. That’s why risky gamblers may take “Double Chance: St Étienne Or Draw” at betting odds of 3.10. And even Total Match Goals Under 2.5 at odds of 2.00 is possible.