Archive for February 16th, 2017

Europa League Preview : Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Manchester United have not lost in 12 European home matches against sides from France, while Saint-Etienne have lost each of their last three matches in England.

The French side not be underestimated, however. Saint-Etienne are unbeaten in all 10 of their Europa League games this season and have four of their five away matches in the competition.

Saint-Etienne are currently fifth in Ligue 1 where only Paris Saint-Ger- main (19) have conceded fewer goals (18). United are been guilty of missing plenty of chances this season and they will need to improve their form in front of goal here in order to try and get the job done in the first leg. Place Bet on NaijaBet.com

Team News

Manchester United – Jose Mourinho is expected to name a near full strength side for the first leg of their Europa League clash against Saint-Etienne, with a view to making changes in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones missed out at the weekend and are still injury doubts for Thursday’s clash. (more…)

Europa League Preview : Villarreal vs Roma

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Villarreal have only lost two of their last 14 matches in all competitions but have struggled to turn draws into wins. In fact, half of those matches have ended in a draw.

The Yellow Submarines have only won one of their last five in the Europa League and they must change that run to have any chance of overcoming Roma in this tie.

Roma have won nine of their last 11 matches and have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven away matches in all competitions. Luciano Spalletti’s side will be happy to come away with a draw here and will fancy their chances of winning in the return leg at home. Naija and Bet

Team News

Villarreal – Roberto Soriano was sent off at the weekend but his suspension in La Liga will not prohibit his involvement in Thursday’s meeting with Roma.

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