Manchester United have unsurprisingly been given odds of just 4/11 to beat Partizan Belgrade in their Europa League meeting on Thursday night.
The Serbian outfit travel to Old Trafford in third place on four points, three behind group leaders United.
The visitors can be backed at 10/1 to cause a real shock and defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. A draw is available at 10/3.
Despite United sitting top of the group and unbeaten after three games, they are among the lowest scorers in the competition. They beat Partizan 1-0 last time out. But their two goals in Group L is two fewer than the amount that their opposition have managed from their three games.
But while their goal scoring efforts have been sub-par, their defensive record speaks for itself. The Red Devils and Sevilla are the only two clubs in the competition yet to concede.
United can be backed at 4/6 to make it four clean sheets from four on Thursday evening.
It’s 4/1 for another 1-0 victory for Solskjaer’s men.
An Anthony Martial penalty just before the halfway stage was required to take all three points from that cagey affair. The French international is currently 9/2 to open the scoring, with his fellow forward Marcus Rashford available at 10/3.
Mason Greenwood scored United’s only other goal in the competition in their opening day win over Astana. The 18-year-old is 9/2 to open the scoring on Thursday night, and 6/4 to score anytime.
For the visitors, their goals have been coming in the form of striker Umar Sadiq. The on-loan Roma youngster scored both goals in the win over Astana. He’s currently 5/1 to score anytime against the English side. And the striker has been given odds of 14/1 to open the scoring under the lights at Old Trafford.
Both clubs head into the meeting having won their fixture against Astana. And both drew against second-placed AZ Alkmaar.
But United will undoubtedly be looking for back-to-back wins, in an attempt to extend their gap at the top, thus allowing them to focus on getting back to their best in the Premier League.
And with AZ Alkmaar playing Astana, Thursday night presents Partizan Belgrade with an opportunity to keep up the pace in Group L.
They are still in contention for a qualifying spot, but know that a positive result is needed in Manchester in order to relieve the pressure on them heading into the final two games.