Omonia will play at home against Manchester United in the group stage of the Europa League. The match will take place on October 6, starting at 16:45 GMT.
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Europa League 2022-23
|Omonia Nicosia||vs||Manchester United|
Omonia, after 5 matches played, take 4th place in the standings of the Cyprus Championship with 9 points. The team scored 10 goals against the opponents, and conceded half as many (-5).
In the First Division of the championship, the team “in the last two rounds was able to beat such rivals as Enosis, winning with a score of (4-0) and Doxa with a score of (2-0). Before that, they were defeated by Apollo with a score of (1-2).
In the Europa League, things are not going so well for Omonia and after two matches played they failed to score points, so they are the only team in Group E with 0 points in the asset.
Omonia scored only 1 goal against the opponents, and conceded 5. In the first match of the group stage of the Europa League, they suffered a crushing defeat from Sheriff with a score of (0-3) at home, and in the second meeting they also lost to Real Sociedad on the road with a score of (1-2).
Manchester United started poorly in the new season of the Premier League and after 7 games played, they are in 6th place in the standings with 12 points. The team scored 11 goals against the opponents, and conceded 14.
In the last round of the Premier League of England, the club suffered a crushing defeat from Man City, who outplayed them with a score of (3-6). And before that, the team had 4 wins in a row in the Premier League.
In the Europa League, Manchester United also shows not the best results and, after two games, takes the second line of the Group E standings with 3 points.
In this draw, the team scored 2 goals and conceded – 1. They lost points in the match with the current leader of the group, Real Sociedad, who managed to beat with a score of (0-1). We scored points in the match against Sheriff, which we confidently won with a score of (2-0).
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Players to watch
Omonia’s Brazilian striker Bruno has scored in five of his last six matches in all competitions, including his first three appearances for his side.
Manchester United striker Jadon Sancho has been the club’s lucky charm as he has scored three of five victories in all competitions in the 2022/23 season.
Head to Head
Manchester United will be only the third Premier League side to play Omonia Nicosia in a major UEFA competition.
Arsenal faced them in the 1994-95 European Cup Winners’ Cup and Manchester City faced them in the 2008-09 UEFA Cup.
Omonia Nicosia have so far lost all four matches against rivals from the Premier League.
Omonia Nicosia form guide: W–W–L–L–L
Manchester United form guide: L–W–L–W–W
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) October 3, 2022
|Omonia win 15.00||Draw 3.80||Manchester United win 1.18|
Omonia Nicosia completely lost to Sheriff Tiraspol in their first game of the Europa League group stage. Real Sociedad managed to beat them without a few first-team players.
The guests were stunned by Manchester City in the Premier League in their last match. But Thursday’s European opponents won’t be too hard to contain. United are expected to win.
Prediction for this match: Manchester United win with a handicap (-2).
- Total under (3.5) goals.