Manchester United vs. Astana - 9/19/19 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Astana vs. Manchester United

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Old Trafford)

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Manchester United will begin their 2019 Europa League campaign at Old Trafford as they host Astana. 

Manchester United managed to win their previous match as they defeated Leicester City 1-0 at home. It wasn’t the most impressive performance by a Manchester United side but the team managed to do enough to secure the 3 points. The Red Devils only had 41% of the ball but they managed to prevent Leicester City from scoring in the 90 minutes. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game after the team was awarded a penalty in the 8th minute. 

It has been a poor start to the season for Manchester United as they have lost to teams like Crystal Palace. As it currently stands, the Red Devils only have 8 points from their 5 games. Despite their domestic form, Manchester United will be expected to do well in the Europa League. 

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Astana made it into the Europa League after defeating BATE 3-2 in a double legged play-off. Astana won 3-0 at home but were defeated 2-0 in the away fixture. As far as their domestic campaign is concerned, Astana look well-positioned to win the title with the season well progressed. Heading into this game, Astana have won their last 3 domestic games. Despite the form that this team has shown, this is expected to be a massive challenge as they are playing one of the biggest clubs in the world. For a team like Astana, visiting Old Trafford will be a highlight rather than a realistic point-scoring opportunity. 

There have been no recent matches between Manchester United and Astana. 

Astana are the best team in Kazakhstan but unfortunately, I see them being outclassed in this match. Despite their recent domestic form, Manchester United are a significantly stronger team than Astana and I see the quality of the Red Devils being too strong. I see this match being an easy win for Manchester United. 

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