Partizan Belgrade’s hard-fought 2-1 win over Astana earlier this month saw them emerge from Matchday 2 they welcome Manchester United to the Partizan Stadium.
The hosts are in an uncharacteristic spell of poor form though, having lost their last 2 league games which saw their 10-match unbeaten run come to an untimely end. That being said, their motivation will be through the roof on Friday morning as they know this will be a great opportunity to beat an out of form United side.
The Red Devils may be favourites to top the group, but there’s certainly no guarantee that Manchester United will win this match. Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer is expected to ring the changes for this trip to Serbia, and if their previous two Europa League outings are anything to go by then Partizan have a great chance of getting something from this game.
The Red Devils have fielded youngsters such as Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood, Diogo Dalot, Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe and Tahith Chong in the Europa League this season, and considering their arm-length injury list it’s highly likely that we’ll see another youthful starting 11 on Thursday.
Not only that, but Manchester United are really struggling for form. The Europa League has seen them claim a drab 1-0 win over Astana before an even more drab goalless draw at AZ, and they have now only won four of their 12 competitive games this season. Don’t miss more of the latest UEFA Europa League matches and get the most accurate football prediction by TipsPortal.
Partizan vs Man United Prediction
- With United expected to field a similar side to the ones that faced Astana and AZ Alkmaar, we will definitely be backing the hosts for this one. United were far from convincing in those games and their performances were lethargic at best. We think that Partizan can cause an upset here and we are tipping them for a 2-1 victory.
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