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Valencia vs Manchester United

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Estadio Mestalla

Date: 12th December 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Manchester United have the unenviable task of beating Valencia at home and hoping that Young Boys do them a favour against Juventus to top this group and avoid a tough draw in the knockout stages.

The Red Devils have ridden their luck in the group stages to qualify with a game in hand, however, if they fail to top the group they might have to deal with facing PSG, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, or Atletico Madrid and that could be the end of their campaign.

United had to wait until their last group game to finally score a goal at home in the Champions League this season and they face a Valencia side that also has goal scoring problems in this game.

Valencia have failed to score in 3 of their 5 Champions League game this season and held Manchester United to a goalless draw when both teams met in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford.

This game could end in another low scoring affair as Manchester United have their eyes on their derby against Liverpool at the weekend with Juventus expected to complete the job against Young Boys.

Manchester United have only won 3 of their 24 European away games in Spain.

This is one of the most competitive betting markets of the week as bookmakers separate these two teams by less than half of a point.

Valencia are current favourites to come out on top however a rush of money could see United go off as favourites.

Kevin Gameiro and Romelu Lukaku are joint favourites to score the first goal closely followed by Anthony Martial and Michy Batshuayi.

This game gets underway at 20:00 BST.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Valencia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia 1 Dec, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Juventus 1-0 Valencia 27 Nov, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Valencia 3-0 Rayo Vallecano 24 Nov, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Getafe 0-1 Valencia 10 Nov, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Valencia 3-1 Young Boys 7 Nov, 2018 UEFA Champions League

Manchester United

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Southampton 2-2 Manchester United 1 Dec, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester United 1-0 Young Boys 27 Nov, 2018 UEFA Champions League
D Manchester United 0-0 Crystal Palace 24 Nov, 2018 English Premier League
L Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United 11 Nov, 2018 English Premier League
W Juventus 1-2 Manchester United 7 Nov, 2018 UEFA Champions League

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Manchester United 0-0 Valencia 2 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
Manchester United 1-1 Valencia 7 Dec, 2010 UEFA Champions League
Valencia 0-1 Manchester United 29 Sep, 2010 UEFA Champions League

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