MATCH PREVIEW: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 VALENCIA (CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – GROUP STAGE) FREE BETTING PICKS FOR TODAY, OCTOBER 2

League: EUROPE: Champions League – Group Stage – Round 2
Match: 20:00 Manchester United – Valencia
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bwin
Result: 0:0 LOST

MATCH PREVIEW

United’s interest in last season’s Champions League (CL) was ended by a La Liga team in March 2018, meaning that the two-time CL winners have now won just once in the last seven occasions that a La Liga team has visited Old Trafford.
With United currently low on confidence after the club’s worst-ever Premier League start – a United win by a comfortable margin looks unlikely. That said, United’s home record in the CL against teams drawn from pot 3 is excellent, with the Red Devils winning their last three games in that category, and outscoring opponents at a 4:1 ratio.
Overall, Valencia’s CL record from the club’s last three away games, at the grounds of teams with a higher UEFA coefficient, reads: L0, D0, L3. Additionally, two of those three games have seen the Valencians lose by a margin of 2+ goals and fail to score.
Intriguingly, the Red Devils have a much longer-running tradition of making hard work of Spanish teams. Deportivo La Coruna are the last Spanish outfit to fall by 2+ goals at Old Trafford – doing so way back in 2002/03!
Players to watch: Despite his issues with the manager, a brace and an assist on CL matchday one has given Paul Pogba(MUN) the flavour for goals again!
Had Michy Batshuayi (VAL) converted a clear chance six minutes before Valencia went 1-0 down on matchday one, he could have been a hero. He will be itching for more success here!
Stat attack: The last three H2H encounters have seen Valencia fail to beat United or keep a clean sheet.
Against all opponents, Valencia are winless in 13 of their last 14 CL away days.
United teams have scored 2+ goals in five of their last six group games at Old Trafford.

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