Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Europa League favourites Manchester United will be looking for an advantage in their Europa League round of 32 tied with Saint-Etienne when they welcome Les Verts at the Old Trafford on Thursday night. Manchester United managed a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Watford last time out in the Premier League thanks to a goal in each half from Juan Mata and Anthony Martial. Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne won 4-0 at home against Lorient, with Jorge Intima, Romain Hamouma, Jordan Veretout and Loic Perrin all getting on the scoresheet for Christophe Galtier’s team. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview. 

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Manchester United Preview

Manchester United have been impressive over the past three months, as they have only lost once in their last 22 games across all competitions. Their sole defeat was a 2-1 loss at Hull City in the EFL Cup towards the end of January, but they still managed to qualify into the final round thanks to the first leg result. This means that United are involved in the EFL Cup, FA Cup and Europa League at the moment, and of course, they are also fighting for a Champions League place throughout their Premier League campaign. Manchester United have only lost three games in 25 league fixtures this season, but find themselves only in 6th position in the standings, already 12 points off the current leaders Chelsea. The Red Devils looked incredibly strong at the back since their 2-1 defeat against Hull, as they kept a clean sheet in each of their last four games across all competitions. Manchester United have been impeccable at the Old Trafford over the past five months, winning 13 and drawing six of their last 19 home fixtures in all competitions. In addition, the Red Devils have never lost a home game against French sides and have won all three of their European home fixtures this season. 

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Saint-Etienne Preview

Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne have been alternating victories with defeats over the past few weeks, but they enter the fray on a high following their recent 4-0 home win over Lorient at the weekend. Les Verts currently stand in a respectable 5th position in the Ligue 1 table with 39 points under their belts after 25 rounds, just one point off the European places. Their solid defence has been St. Etienne’s main reason for their good performances throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, as they have one of the meanest defences in the division with just 19 goals conceded in 25 league outings. Regarding their Europa League, Saint-Etienne finished on top of their Group C table with 12 points to their name after six rounds, just one point clear off the runners-up Anderlecht. They haven’t lost a single game throughout the group stage, and actually, Les Verts are undefeated in ten European fixtures this season. On the road, Saint-Etienne are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak in the Europa League since a 2-1 defeat at Basel back in February 2016, when they were knocked-out from the round of 32. Romain Hamouma has been St. Etienne’s most prolific player throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, helping the team with six goals and two assists in his 18 league appearances. 

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Manchester United Team News

Phil Jones and Ro-Shaun Williams are both doubts, but Joel Pereira is out through injury. In addition, Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera are both one yellow card away from suspension.

Saint-Etienne Team News

Oussama Tannane, Cheikh M’Bengue and Alexander Soderlund are all missing through injury, while Erin Jorge Gomes Pinheiro is a doubt.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Manchester United have been impeccable at Old Trafford over the past five months, while Saint-Etienne have endured a mixed run of form on the road in this term. Manchester United should be able to pick up a victory in this one, but I’m expecting a low-scoring affair, as Saint-Etienne are a team who like to keep things tight. 

Under 2.5 goals at 1

Both teams to score - No at 5/4

Manchester United are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Saint-Etienne have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against Manchester United

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester United Form Guide

Manchester United Team Logo

Manchester United

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

15-04-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

FA Cup

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

29-04-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

04-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-05-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-05-2018

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Saint-Etienne Form Guide

Saint-Etienne Team Logo

Saint-Etienne

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D A

10-03-2018

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-03-2018

Ligue 1

Guingamp Team Logo Guingamp

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-04-2018

Ligue 1

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

06-04-2018

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-04-2018

Ligue 1

Troyes Team Logo Troyes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

27-04-2018

Ligue 1

Montpellier Team Logo Montpellier

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-05-2018

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

12-05-2018

Ligue 1

Monaco Team Logo Monaco

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Ligue 1

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

Manchester United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Saint-Etienne Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
20 GK Sergio Romero 192 87
17 RB Daley Blind 180 72
25 LB Antonio Valencia 180 83
3 CD Eric Bailly 187 77
12 CD Chris Smalling 194 81
11 CM Anthony Martial 181 76
27 CDM Marouane Fellaini 194 85
8 CM Juan Mata 170 63
21 CDM Ander Herrera 182 70
6 CM Paul Pogba 191 86
9 CF Zlatan Ibrahimovic 195 95
No. Pos Player M kg
16 GK Stephane Ruffier 187 89
25 LB Kevin Malcuit 179 75
24 CD Loic Perrin 180 76
19 RB Florentin Pogba 187 86
2 CD Kevin Theophile-Catherine 183 88
22 RM Kevin Monnet-Paquet 183 73
26 LM Jorge Intima 170 68
14 CM Jordan Veretout 176 66
5 CM Vincent Pajot 180 68
11 CF Henri Saivet 173 70
21 CF Romain Hamouma 177 67