Bet of the Day: Man Utd win in Linz fancied on Thursday

Published on: March 12, 2020
Author: Jamie Clark
Manchester United beat Linz is Bet of the Day for 12/03/20

Manchester United beat Linz odds should arguably be shorter with bookmakers for their Europa League last 16 first leg encounter in Austria on Thursday.

The Red Devils have turned the corner in recent weeks, though. They come into this game on a 10-match unbeaten run.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won seven of those, including at Chelsea and at home over neighbours Manchester City.

Linz have been something of a surprise package in Europe this season, but this is by far their most difficult test to date.

The January addition of Portugal’s forward-thinking midfielder Bruno Fernandes has added an extra dimension to United.

It’s no coincidence that the Red Devils’ undefeated streak started in and around the time he moved to Old Trafford.

Fernandes has given United an extra touch of class that has been lacking thanks to an injury-hit campaign for France counterpart Paul Pogba.

Solskjaer has to respect Linz, but his team should simply have too much for their Austrian hosts across two legs.

Why back Manchester United beat Linz odds?

The prospect of the Red Devils taking a lead back to Old Trafford to defend is exactly what the manager will want.

Manchester United beat Linz odds of 28/29 with Vbet are a bit of value based on the visitors’ recent run.

France forward Anthony Martial is hoping to earn an international recall ahead of Euro 2020, so helping his club to win ties like this is what he needs to be doing.

With young Mason Greenwood and Fernandes’ fellow January signing Odion Ighalo also among the goals, United have been firing in forward areas of late.

They have scored 14 in their last five matches – an average of just under three per game.

Linz have only kept two clean sheets in their last seven, so now against Premier League opposition they will have to raise their game.

Bet of the Day: 28/29 with Vbet, Manchester United beat Linz in the Europa League.