Aside from Champions League, Europa League will also re-start again this midweek and some exciting battle, such as Manchester United tie against Saint Etienne should entertain football enthusiasts.
Not only for the casual fans, but bet lovers who are interested in Europa League betting will also find that upcoming encounter on Thursday, February 16 an exciting opportunity.
Experiencing an excellent run in the Premier League recently, Man United are set to start the first leg in a very high confidence indeed.
Jose Mourinho’s men surely keen on taking down their opponent and create a significant aggregate before traveling to France in their second meeting.
Playing in front of their own fans at Old Trafford, United should receive plenty support that can certainly aid them in putting their best performance against St Etienne.
Moreover, with their morale is also flying high due to their excellent league run, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co will give lots of pressure for the French opposition.
Proving his serious approach during group stages games, Mourinho will try to use his strongest possible squad, especially since they don’t really have upcoming league fixtures afterwards.
This situation certainly put Europa League as an important schedule for Man United and they obviously want to keep their good run going.
Meanwhile, Saint Etienne themselves are no slouch as the Ligue 1 side can pose plenty of threat for the home side, especially should United take things lightly.
Playing away from home in Europa League won’t be an easy task for Christophe Galtier’s men, but playing with two legs format means they doesn’t have to push for a win either.
The French outfit can just push for a draw or at least get themselves an away goal with small losing margin so they can take some advantage going into the second leg at their own stadium.
Notably if there’s an opportunity to defeat their opponent, St Etienne won’t miss it, but they will try to play carefully, knowing that there’s still a second game to be played.
Checking out the current odds, bookies are strongly favoring Man United to take all three points from that tie with the home team’s winning probabilities set at 1.30.
Meanwhile, St Etienne’s shot in causing a massive shock is being placed at 12.00 with a potential draw result set at 5.00, which is also not that high either.