Valencia – Manchester Utd Prediction & Picks (12.12.2018)


Valencia – Manchester Utd SOCCER PICKS

Valencia and Manchester United meet at Estadio de Mestalla, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage).


After 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they lost by (1-0) away against Juventus, after in the previous match, they won by (3-1) at home with Young Boys. In the last match they played, for the Primera División, they tied with Sevilla at home (1-1). In the last 10 home matches Valencia has 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which they suffered the first goal.

The Valencia comes to this game with a draw, by 1-1, at the reception to Sevilla, thus registering the second official game without tasting the taste of defeat. It should be noted that the Spanish have already guaranteed access to the next phase of the Europa League. Normally the coach Marcelino Toral acts in 4-4-2, privileging the low block and the direct soccer for the attack, especially for the forwards Santi Mina and Rodrigo. It should be noted that Valencia uses preferably the left flank to create danger: Gonçalo Guedes is a very fast player and very important in the defense-attack transition. On the other hand, Santi Mina is the great scorer of this team, with 6 goals scored. For this game the coach will not be able to count on Gaya, suspended, besides Gameiro and Murillo, injured.

Manchester United:

After 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 10 points won. In the last match, they won by (1-0) at home against Young Boys, after in the previous match, having won by (1-2) away with Juventus. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Fulham by (4-1). In the last 10 games played away for all competitions, Manchester United won 5, drew 2 and lost 3. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 9 times, but got the comeback in 3.

Manchester United left for this game with a 4-1 victory at the Fulham reception, in a game for the English championship. To secure the 1st position of Group H, the English need to beat Valencia and hope that Juventus will not win Young Boys. Coach José Mourinho plays in 4-2-3-1, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, mainly through the left flank: Rashford is a player with great technical quality and very important in the offensive process. In addition, Lukaku composes the attack front of the team, being very competent in the finalization. For this game the coach will not be able to count on Lindelof and Alexis Sánchez, both recovering from injury.

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