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Partizan Belgrade vs. Manchester United: Red Devils backed to continue unbeaten run



It’s a top of the table clash in Europa League Group L as Partizan Belgrade welcome Manchester United to Serbia later tonight.

The hosts are 11/5 to pick up all three points, with United available at 6/5.

Partizan sit level on points with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and are unbeaten after two games, with both clubs beating Kazakhstan’s Astana and drawing Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar.

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Paul Pogba will miss tonight’s game through injury

United head to Serbia with back-to-back clean sheets, but have scored just one goal so far. They are 7/4 to keep a third successive clean sheet, and are available at 6/1 to snatch another 1-0 victory.

18-year-old Mason Greenwood scored the only goal in that victory at home to Astana. He could feature again against Partizan after a back injury. He can be backed at 21/10 to score anytime throughout the 90 minutes.

Bibras Natkho and Umar Sadiq have both scored braces for Partizan in the competition’s group stages so far. The former is 9/2 to score anytime, with the latter available at 11/4.

Natkho’s first against AZ Alkmaar came from the penalty spot. His side are 6/1 to grab another from a spot kick against United.

It’s currently 4/1 for both teams to score and United to come away with another important victory.

It will certainly be difficult to judge the volume of goals in this meeting, with Belgrade’s two games involving a total of seven goals, compared to one single goal in United’s two games so far.

It’s 8/1 for a goalless draw, and 14/1 for a 2-2 stalemate, the same result as Partizan’s home draw with Alkmaar.

Solskjaer’s men have not been at their best this season, both in the Premier League and in Europe.

Thursday presents the opportunity for perhaps the younger players to once again prove their worth in what will be a tough challenge against a Partizan club who have already had to fight through a third qualifying round and a play-off round to reach this stage of the competition.

The Serbians progressed to the group stages by narrowly beating Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor 3-2 on aggregate, before edging past Solskjaer’s former club Molde, also 3-2 on aggregate.

Marcus Rashford will be licking his lips at a defence who have been conceding goals of late, and the England forward is 9/2 to score the opening goal of the game.

The 21-year-old was the club’s youngest ever goalscorer in European competition after netting twice on his debut in a 5-1 victory over FC Midtjylland.

His record was, however, broken this year with Greenwood’s memorable winner against Astana at Old Trafford last month.

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