St Etienne vs Manchester United Betting Preview, Europa League Betting Tips

St Etienne vs Manchester United Odds – Wednesday 22nd February 2017 – 17:00 – BT Sport Europe

St Etienne are 13/5 with the draw at 23/10 and Man United are 23/20

Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Europa League

St Etienne welcome Manchester United to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the Europa League, with a place in the last 16 at stake.

St Etienne come into this match in mixed form, with a 2-1 defeat against Montpellier in Ligue 1 at the weekend.

Monnet Paquet (12) opened the scoring for the visitors, with the Parisians grabbing a goal early on in the match.

That lead lasted through to half time, but they conceded early in the second half courtesy of a Lasne goal (49)

Barbosa Intima was sent off in the 51st minute, meaning the visitors had to play the whole of the second half with ten men.

Mounie (68), scored the third goal of the game and the decisive goal, giving hosts Montpellier all three points.

Top Four Goal

The Frenchman have had an excellent season so far, they are on the cusp of the top four, with four points separating them and Lyon.

They have had a mixed bag of results in their last six matches, they have now suffered two successive defeats.

St Etienne lost the first leg of this tie last week, succumbing to a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford, meaning they have a mountain to climb.

St Etienne Underdogs

The French side come into this match as the underdogs, with home advantage failing to inform the bookies.

St Etienne will be looking to avoid their fifth defeat in the Europa League this season, with United going well of late.

This is the second meeting between the sides in the UEFA Europa League, with United winning 3-0 in the last match.

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United In Great Form

United come into the match on the back of a 2-1 win away against Blackburn, with United securing progression into the FA Cup Quarter Finals.

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It was another excellent result for Mourinho’s men, who are securing wins despite an enormous backlog of fixtures.

Danny Graham (17), opened the scoring for the hosts, with Blackburn scoring an excellent goal to open the scoring.

Marcus Rashford (27) levelled the scoring for United, with a breathtaking ball from Mkhitaryan splitting the defence.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (75) continued his fine season with his 24th goal, to give United another win.

United Back To Winning Ways

Manchester United have been on an excellent run since the Chelsea defeat, they are now 18 games unbeaten.

United will be delighted with the change in fortunes, they are on the verge of silverware under their new manager.

The Europa League matches will provide a tough test of his squad, with passage to the next stage largely secured in the last match.

Mourinho’s side have won five of their last six matches, with the draw against Hull their only blemish.

United Favourites

Manchester United come into this match as favourites, with their pedigree and excellent form informing the odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Jose Mourinho’s side, with the French side boasting the home advantage.

The Red Devils will be looking to make it 6 wins in the Europa League, and progress to the last 16.

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Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for St Etienne are Robert Beric at 13/2 with Alexander Soderlund and Nolan Roux at 7/1. For Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is at 7/2 with Marcus Rashford at 9/2.

The last time these two sides met was a week ago in the UEFA Europa League, with United winning 3-0 and the odds of the same result are 18/1.

St Etienne vs Manchester United Odds

Tip 1 – Rashford to score first @ 9/2

Tip 2 – Manchester United to win 2-1 @ 17/2