Manchester United vs St Etienne Odds – Thursday 16th February 2017 – 20:05 – BT Sport
United are 30/100 with the draw at 4/1 and St Etienne are 9/1
Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Europa League
Manchester United welcome St Etienne to Old Trafford in the Europa League, with a place in the last 16 at stake.
United come into the match on the back of a 2-0 win at home against Watford, with United securing another well-needed win.
It was another excellent result for Mourinho’s men, who are now within touching distance of the top four.
Juan Mata (32), opened the scoring for United, with the Spaniard registering his 10th goal of the season.
Anthony Martial (60) scoring on his first start for some time, with the young Frenchman enjoying an excellent game.
United Back To Winning Ways
Manchester United have been on an excellent run since the Chelsea defeat, they are now 16 games unbeaten.
United will be delighted with the change in fortunes, they look to finally be pressing on under new manager Mourinho.
The Europa League matches will provide a tough test of his squad, with the Red Devils not playing a Premier League match until March.
They have had a mixed run of results in the Europa League to date, with four wins and two defeats in their group stage campaign.
Manchester United come into this match as favourites, with their pedigree and home advantage informing the odds.
This will be a tough fixture for Jose Mourinho’s side, with the French side in excellent form after their weekend win.
The Red Devils will be looking to make it 5 wins in the Europa League, and progress to the last 16.
Etienne In Good Form
St Etienne come into this match in excellent form, with a 4-0 win against Lorient in Ligue 1 at the weekend.
Perrin (18) opened the scoring for the hosts, with the home side grabbing a goal early on in the match.
Veretout (20), doubled their advantage just two minutes later, with the visitors completely capitulating.
Hamouma (58), scored the third in the second half, before Barbosa Intima made it 4-0 in the dying minutes of the match (90+1).
Top Four Goal
The Frenchman have had an excellent season so far, they are on the cusp of the top four, with just one point separating them and Lyon.
They have had a mixed bag of results in their last six matches, with four wins and two draws in both the league and cup.
St Etienne did finish top of Group C, one point clear of Belgian side Anderlecht, their prize is a two-legged bout against United.
St Etienne Underdogs
The French side come into this match as the underdogs, with home advantage informing the bookies.
St Etienne will be looking to avoid their fourth defeat in the Europa League this season, with United losing just twice this season.
This is the first meeting between the two sides in the Europa League, St Etienne will be looking to cause a huge upset by winning at Old Trafford.
Both teams are 5/4 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Manchester United are Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 11/4 with Marcus Rashford at 7/2. For St Etienne, Robert Beric is at 11/1 with Alexander Soderlund and Nolan Roux at 12/1.
This is the first competitive fixture between the sides in the UEFA Europa League.
Manchester United vs St Etienne Odds
Tip 1 – Ibrahimovic to score first @ 11/4
Tip 2 – Manchester United to win 3-1 @ 11/1