One of the most anticipated matches of the 1/16 finals of the Europa League will be played in Belgium, in Bruges. The team of the same name will play against Manchester United. The Devils are stronger in lineup, but they perform not confidently this season. The Black and Blue are in perfect condition today.
Read our prediction to get to know who will be the winner.
At what time will Club Brugge and Manchester United play?
The game time is February 20, 2020, 9:00 PM (CET)
Where the match will be shown?
BT Sport 2, Sky
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Brugge took the 3rd position in Group A in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League. Manchester United won Group L in the 2019-20 UEFA Europe League
How many wins, draws and losses do the teams have?
Brugge didn’t won in their UEFA Champions League Group A, having 3 draws and 3 losses. Manchester United had 4 wins, 1 draws and 1 loss in their UEFA Europe League Group L
Predictions and Tips
- MoneyLine Pick: Club Brugge Will Win
- Over Under Pick: The Total Will Go Under 2.5
- Computer Predicted Score: 2:0
Brugge performs in European competitions for the second consecutive year. And for the second year in a row the team from the Champions League descends to the Europa League. Last season the team lost 1/16 to Salzburg. Let’s see what happens in this one. In the Champions League Clement’s players took 3rd place in the quartet, conceding the PSG and Real. In the fight for third place, the Belgians managed to outrun Galatasaray. In 6 games the team earned 3 points (3 draws and 3 defeats). They scored 4 goals and conceded – 12.
The domestic championship in Bruges runs more than good. In the final round they defeated Waasland-Beveren (2-1) on their field. The series of 12 matches without losses makes up. The last time the Blue-and-Blacks lost to Antwerp was in November last year.
Today, the Clement’s team is in the lead of the standings. The score is 61 points. The gap from the second Gent is 9 points. Brugge has the best defense in the Belgian League. Only 12 goals were conceded in 26 rounds. On average, in 190 minutes of playing time the team conceded 1 goal.
Manchester United performs in the Europa League, but dreams of returning to the Champions League. It’s extremely difficult to do it through the English championship. The team is only in 7th place. It’s got 38 points. The gap from TOP 4 is 4 points. Not so many, but there are a lot of teams that are closer to the TOP 4, and show better quality football than MU. In such a situation, winning the Europa League could be the only opportunity to be in the main European football tournament.
Although with the disqualification of Manchester City for the next season United has more chances for they have to reach the 5th place, closing the gap of 3 points.
The group round of the Europe League the Red Devils overcame very confidently. In 6 games they won 4 times, with one draw and one defeat. They scored 13 points. In the 2nd place was AZ Alkmaar, which scored 9 points.
In the upcoming match Pogba, Tuanzebe, Grant and Fosu-Mensah won’t help their teammates in Belgium.
Brugge vs Manchester United Prediction
For United Europa League is an important tournament, a victory in which will open the way for Solskjaer’s team to the Champions League. But as we now their neighbours from Manchester were disqualified this week from the two next Champions League seasons. It could open one more door for Manchester United to enter the next Champions League. For that reason it is reasonably to suppose that United will not cancentrate all their strength and energy to win this match.
On the road this season Manchster United plays quite weakly (2 failures in the group round were also on the road). Given that Brugge has a marvelous season it is difficult to imagine that the Belgians are afraid of the eminent rival
We assume Club Brugge to win.