Betting: Manchester United 6/1 to beat Saint-Etienne

Jose Mourinho's men are favourites for the Europa League and Paddy Power are offering new customers an enhanced price on the Reds at Old Trafford

The Europa League may not be Manchester United's priority this term, but with the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League looking increasingly difficult to call, an alternative route into the Champions League could be most welcome for Jose Mourinho's men.

United are just 4/1 (5.0) to win the tournament, a price that is hardly likely to get too many punters excited, but Paddy Power have an eye-catching new customer special available for their first knockout game.

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At just 1/3 (1.33) the home side are expected to cruise into a first leg advantage against Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford on Thursday night, but anyone yet to open an online account can take a quote of 6/1 (7.0). That’s a huge boost on a team that look to be one of the bankers of another packed evening of European action.

To take up this quote simply register using the links provided, back Manchester United to win at the usual price shown on site and if they come out on top, then the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.

Mourinho has certainly ensured his team are difficult to beat in recent weeks. It's now four consecutive matches since United conceded a goal and that came in a 2-1 League Cup defeat to Hull City where they were already two goals to the good on aggregate.


Even with some rotation possible at Old Trafford, that defensively solidity should serve them well against the French visitors who have lost three of their previous five Ligue 1 games on the road.

Furthermore, with a stiff competition for places, especially in the more attacking positions of his squad, the 54-year-old United boss should be able to count on a committed performance from whoever he names in his starting line-up.

A weekend meeting with Blackburn in the FA Cup could actually mean the stronger team selection comes in this match and with that in mind, there should be plenty of interest in Paddy Power's 6/1 (7.0) quote for new customers.

Manchester United to win at 6/1 (7.0) for new Paddy Power customers