Manchester United vs Rostov – Thursday 16th March 2017 – 20:05 - BT Sport 1

Manchester United are 1/4 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 5/2 to score first.

Manchester United face Rostov at Old Trafford on Thursday, with United looking to register their first win after their League cup triumph.

Jose Mourinho's side come into the match on the back of a rare defeat, with the Red Devils losing 1-0 at Chelsea in the FA Cup.

It was a tasty affair at the Bridge, with Jose Mourinho looking to get one over on his old employers.

Ander Herrera received two yellow cards in the space of 15 minutes, with United targeting Eden Hazard.

The Spaniard was sent off in just the 35th minute, ensuring United had to defend with ten men for 55 minutes.

N'Golo Kante scored his second goal for Chelsea, also against United in the 51st minute to give Chelsea the lead.

Diego Costa wasted a hatful of chances in the second half, and was in a battle with United defender Rojo.

There was one golden chance for United, with Marcus Rashford crucially denied by Thibaut Courtois.

United Imperious

Jose Mourinho's side are in excellent form, but they have yet to register a win since securing their first trophy.

They will be targeting a win against Rostov, this will confirm their place in the Europa League Quarter-Finals.

United have drawn two of their last three matches, with the first leg against Rostov ending 1-1.

Red's Favourites

Manchester United come into the game as favourites, with their pedigree and recent form informing the odds.

This is a vital match for United,  this appears to be the best route in for Champions League football next year.

Manchester United will be looking to register their first win against Rostov, with the first leg ending in a draw.

Old Trafford Stadium, insideRostov Tough Opponents

Rostov come into this match on the back of a draw, with a goalless draw against Terek Grozny at home.

It was an evenly matched contest, with Rostov just behind Terek in the table on goal difference.

Neither side were able to find the back of the net however, it means that Rostov remain in 8th place.

Excellent Run

The Russian side have been in excellent form, they have lost just one of their last ten matches in all competitions.

They have registered six draws, three wins and one defeat during that sequence, crucially drawing against United.

It will be a huge challenge for Rostov to win at Old Trafford, given their excellent record they will be confident.

Huge Match For Rostov

The Russians go into this match as the underdogs, with home advantage informing the bookies.

Rostov will be confident of causing an upset, they were excellent defensively in the first leg and scored an excellent equaliser.

They will be looking to make history at Old Trafford, they will be looking to secure their first win against United.

Rostov are 14/1 with Aleksandr Bukharov, Marko Devic, Sardar Azmoun and Dmitri Poloz are all at 11/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Ibrahimovic to score first @ 5/2

Tip 2 – Manchester United to win 3-1 @ 12/1

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