Valencia vs Manchester United Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Valencia and Manchester United look set to serve up a cagey affair when they face each other in their final Group H clash at the Mestalla. Both teams settled for a goalless draw in the reverse fixture so a stake on under 2.5 goals should be considered while another stalemate looks the most likely outcome.
Valencia CF Form & Team News
Valencia cannot qualify for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League having claimed just one win in five matches. They are third in the group with five points and will have to make do with a berth in the Europa League.
Marcelino’s team suffered a 1-0 defeat to Serie A champions Juventus in their last fixture in the competition. They have claimed just one win since the defeat in Turin and head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 1-1 draw at home against Sevilla in La Liga.
Valencia have been poor in attack in the Champions League this season with the likes of Rodrigo and Kevin Gameiro both struggling for goals. Santi Mina has scored twice in the competition and is expected to feature on Wednesday.
Manchester United FC Form & Team News
The Red Devils have already qualified for the Round of 16 of the competition having secured 10 points from their five matches. They are two points behind Juventus in the standings and can win the group if results go their way on Wednesday.
Manchester United claimed a 1-0 victory over Swiss team Young Boys in their last fixture in the Champions League. They also triumphed 4-1 over Fulham in the Premier League last Saturday, a result which ended a run of two matches without a win.
Having already qualified for the Round of 16, manager Jose Mourinho is likely to make changes to his team with a match against Premier League leaders Liverpool coming on the weekend. Midfielder Paul Pogba could return to the first team having started on the bench in the last two matches while Romelu Lukaku is also expected to feature following his goal on Saturday.
Valencia vs Manchester United Head-to-Head
Manchester United have never lost in this fixture having claimed three wins and four draws in seven previous matches against Valencia. Both teams played out a goalless draw in the reverse fixture back in October.
Valencia vs Manchester United Match Up
Goals have been a problem for Valencia this season with just four scored in the Champions League. The likes of Rodrigo and Mina have looked off colour lately and are likely to struggle against the Manchester United defence.
The hosts have been fairly solid at the back thanks to Ezequiel Garay and Gabriel Paulista. Both men will be confident of shutting out Lukaku, who has looked short of confidence in recent weeks.
Valencia vs Manchester United Key Statistics
- Valencia have seen Under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 matches (All Competitions).
- Valencia are unbeaten in 8 of their last 10 home matches (All Competitions).
- Valencia and Manchester United have seen Under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 meetings (All Competitions).
- Manchester United are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 away matches (Champions League).
- Manchester United have scored at least 1 goal in 7 of their last 9 away matches (Champions League).
Valencia and Manchester United have had problems in attack lately and look set to serve up a low scoring contest on Wednesday. United have been decent on their travels in recent matches and are good enough to earn a point in Spain.
Best Bet: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.82 – 6 Units
Value Bet: Draw @ 3.35 – 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 @ 6.25 – 1 Unit