Our expert made a prediction for the first match of the 1/16 finals of the Europa League season 2019/20 Brugge – Manchester United.
On Monday, the “Red Devils” beat Chelsea for the third time in a season, but this is not an indicator. The team of Ole Gunnar Solskher looks powerful with tops: he defeats City, destroys Chelsea, and takes points from Liverpool. But there is an explanation for this as Manchester played by the second number on counterattacks. In the last game with Chelsea, the Mancunians made just three shots on target and scored two goals. Everything would be fine, but with outsiders, the picture is changing. United is already forced to hold the ball, but does not know what to do with it. As a result, the defeat of the “Burnley” and “Watford” and a draw with the “Wolves”.
Brugge played in the Champions League in a difficult group. Philippe Clement’s team lost both PSG and Real Madrid but scored three goals in these games. And it looked good after all! There was an attempt to play as a first number vs. PSG. It turned into 0:5 in the home game in Bruges, remembered for a long time. It is logical that in France, black and blue already played the second number. And they lost just one goal – 0:1. The match with Manchester United will be the same.
A game should be a bit boring with low amounts of goals.
Prediction: Total Under 2.5