Read our Manchester United vs Bruges betting predictions & odds – Europa League 2020 by PicksSoccer.com
Three previous Europa League winners are currently still represented in the current competition. Both the record holder from Sevilla as well as FC Porto and Manchester United still have to worry about reaching the round of 16 after average results in the first leg. The “Red Devils”, for example, did not get past 1: 1 in Belgium a week ago and therefore still have a lot of work to do.
Manchester United vs Bruges Betting Predictions and Odds
At first glance, it seems anything but surprising that the odds of the best bookmakers in favor of the world club still turn out before the duel between Manchester United and Bruges.
After an in-depth analysis, the question may still be asked whether potential bets on the favorites – even considering the odds – actually make sense or whether the value is more on the side of the Champions League relegation team. You can find an explanation of how the value is calculated in the linked guide article.
Although the fifth place in the English Premier League certainly has more individual quality, the team of coach Solskjaer has already made one or two rough dropouts in the current season, which does not make a coup of the underdog seem utopian.
The blue-blacks are in great shape now, have nothing to lose at Old Trafford and also proved in the premier class with a draw at Real Madrid (2-2) and a narrow defeat at Paris St. Germain (0-1) that you should never underestimate them. Against this backdrop, we are making an extremely lucrative prediction for the Clement team between Manchester United and Bruges.
Manchester United – Statistics & current form
For Manchester United this season is primarily about returning to the UEFA Champions League. It does not matter whether this is achieved through a top four position in the Premier League or by triumphing in the Europa League.
In view of the fact that in the top division, six or more teams are competing for the quasi-only vacant rank for the premier class (excluding ManCity’s uncertain penalty) currently held by Chelsea FC, the “Red Devils” would be good advised to take option B seriously in the second most important European club competition.
United in the betting odds one of the top favorites for the title
Only Inter Milan – probably also because of the comfortable result in the first leg against Ludogorez Rasgrad – are given even better chances of winning the title on May 27, 2020 in Gdansk.
The team of coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on the other hand, first has to make the leap into the round of 16, which could turn out to be more difficult than expected. United already had some problems with the Belgian runner-up Brugge in the first leg. After 90 minutes of competition, it was 1-1, so ManUtd on Thursday evening in front of their home crowd will definitely reach the next round if they stay clean.
Exactly this has worked very well in the past few weeks, because in four of the most recent competitive matches the English have been keeping their white vest. In the Premier League alone, David de Gea has not had to go back since 22 January. Nevertheless, looking back at the past five league games, there are only meager two wins. Only one of the last three matches was also victorious at home.
The “Red Devils” are an international power in Old Trafford
This contrasts with the impressive home record in international business, where the “Red Devils” have been unbeaten for more than twelve matches (ten wins, two draws) and three successes at Old Trafford (all at zero) in the group phase. In addition, the multiple European Cup triumphant reached the next round in eleven of 16 cases where there was an international draw in the first leg.
However, since not all of these impressive figures come from the Solskjaer era and United cannot score consistently this season, as in previous years, we see no value between Manchester United and Bruges in the odds of the home win.
To make matters worse, Pogba and Rashford continue to fail two top performers. The Norwegian coach will still deploy a team that he believes can play the role of favorites. Regardless of whether he lets all top performers off the leash, which we consider rather unlikely due to the upcoming tasks in the league.
Probable lineup of Manchester United:
↳ Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelöf, Williams; Matić, Fred; Mata, Bruno Fernandes, James; Martial
Manchester United’s last matches:
⚽️ 02/23/2020 – Manchester United vs. Watford 3-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 20.02.2020 – FC Brugge vs. Manchester United 1-1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 02/17/2020 – Chelsea vs. Manchester United 0-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton 0-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/29/2020 – Manchester City vs. Manchester United 0-1 (League Cup)
Bruges – Statistics & current form
Club Brugge players can certainly not complain that they are playing boring away games in Europe this season without exception.
After the reigning Belgian runner-up in the Champions League had already been drawn into a group with Real Madrid, Paris St. Germain and Galatasaray, the next fascinating destination is now waiting for Manchester United and Old Trafford in the intermediate round of the UEFA Europa League.
Bruges made a good impression abroad in the premier class
So far, the experiences in Istanbul, Madrid or Paris have been almost exclusively positive. In the Santiago de Bernabeu, the blue-blacks fought a remarkable 2-2 draw, Galatasaray also had a 1-1 win after 90 minutes and the scarce 0-1 defeat in the Prinzenpark in the French capital was due to their skill levels worthy of both teams.
The team of coach Philippe Clement now wants to make a similarly courageous, albeit more successful appearance in the “Theater of Dreams”. This is indeed necessary, because after the 1-1 in the first leg, the 15-times national champion must either win or, in the event of a tie, score at least one (extra time) or more goals.
The blue-blacks have been unbeaten nationally since the beginning of November
The current form of blue and black gives hope for a positive result. The leader of the Belgian Jupiler League has not lost at the national level since the beginning of November. Recently there were two home wins in a row. Away, on the other hand, it was enough to make a goalless draw twice in a row, which would not be enough to advance on Thursday.
Internationally, the balance abroad is also not particularly positive. In the Europa League, for example, none of the last six away games have been won (two draws, four bankruptcies). In addition, the royal football club has always been eliminated in the past four cases in which they did not go beyond a draw in the first leg.
Nevertheless, a prediction for the underdog remains very interesting between Manchester United and Bruges, especially since the odds in our eyes are almost a little too blatant in favor of the home side, although on the part of the guests with Ruud Vormer, first-goal scorer Bonaventure and the suspended Balanta three important ones players will fail.
Probable lineup of Bruges:
↳ Mignolet; Mata, Mechele, Deli; De Cuyper, Vanaken, Rits, Diatta, De Ketelaere; Tau, Krmenčík
Last games from Bruges:
⚽️ 02/23/2020 – FC Brugge vs. Sporting Charleroi 1-0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 20.02.2020 – FC Brugge vs. Manchester United 1-1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.02.2020 – FC Brugge vs. Waasland-Beveren 2-1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 02/12/2020 – Standard Liège vs. Brugge FC 0-0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 05.02.2020 – SV Zulte-Waregem vs. Brugge 1: 2 (Cup)
Manchester United vs Bruges Direct comparison & statistics highlights
In 2015/2016, the two teams faced each other in the qualification for the Champions League. At that time, United prevailed 7-1 after the return leg. It will not be that clear on Thursday, as the clubs separated 1: 1 a week ago in the first leg in Bruges.
The English giant has won all five matches against Belgian clubs against a home backdrop. Bruges, on the other hand, is still waiting for the first success after two attempts on the island (two draws, ten defeats). Is there a premiere on Thursday in two ways?
⭐️ Manchester United vs Brugge Betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 2.00
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.80
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 2.20
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 1.61
Manchester United vs Bruges Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer.com
Admittedly, there is little doubt on paper that top favorite Manchester United will reach the next round against Bruges.
Nevertheless, the first leg showed that the Belgian outsider can be expected. The blue and black presented themselves unruly and presented the “Red Devils” with bigger problems. Because the team of Coach Clement has nothing to lose in the second leg anyway and is also in good shape, a surprise does not seem completely unrealistic.
Club Brugge has already reached a 2-2 win in the Champions League at Real Madrid this season and also underpinned them with a narrow 0-1 loss at Paris St. Germain. In our eyes, the odds between Manchester United and Bruges are clearly in favor of the host. The value is hidden in a bet on the guests.
Game: Manchester United vs Club Brugge
Competition: Europa League
Date: Feb 27, 2020
Betting Prediction: Draw-no-bet: 2
Stake: 2/10 units