United old boy RVP looks a good bet to strike in Thursday's Europa League clash in Turkey.
Fenerbahce v Man Utd – Thursday 18:00, BT Sport Europe
Man United were comfortable 4-1 winners when these sides met a couple of weeks ago, but they’ve since been humiliated at Chelsea and held 0-0 at home by Burnley, despite registering 37 shots. In contrast, Fenerbahce have won their two league matches without conceding since the defeat at Old Trafford, but they’re two points adrift of both United and Feyenoord and need to pick up three points here.
Last season Fenerbahce lost just one of their seven home European matches, whilst this term they’ve started impressively with three straight wins including against Monaco in a Champions League qualifier and against Feyenoord in their only home group match. A trip to Turkey can often be a tough assignment as English sides have won just two of eight visits since 2011/12, despite being the higher ranked side according to our gradings on all eight occasions.
Given that a point would be an acceptable result for the Red Devils it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Mourinho set his side up not to lose and that should suit Robin van Persie. After a slow start to the season, the former Utd striker has since picked up his form and has four in his last five. He’s our best bet to score anytime.