Man Utd vs LASK: Preview with team news, betting tips, line-up & prediction
Manchester United will look to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League when they take on LASK in their last-16 second leg tonight.
The Red Devils stormed to a resounding 5-0 first leg win in Austria back in March to put themselves in total control so should easily finish the job at Old Trafford this evening to secure their last in the last-8 of the competition.
United are under no pressure to win the Europa League after ensuring Champions League football with a third-placed finish in the league this season so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can just focus on trying to win some silverware.
Man Utd are the 2/9 favourites with the bookmakers to win tonight. LASK are priced as huge 13/1 outsiders to secure a shock win at Old Trafford while even the draw is highly unlikely at odds of 11/2. If you are going to bet on the game, always make use of free bets and using a bet365 bonus code could also help reduce the outlay as new customers would get bet credits on the value of their initial deposit. All you have to do is use a code when registering.
The hosts are in total control and just need to get the job done but I can still see Solskjaer’s side scoring a few goals tonight. Over 3.5 match goals at odds of 11/8 is decent value and United to be winning at half-time is tempting at 4/7. A 4-0 Manchester United victory can be backed at odds of 11/1.
United will be without Luke Shaw after the left-back was ruled out until October with an ankle injury while Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe also remain on the sidelines with niggling injury issues.
Solskjaer is expected to field a weakened side with the likes of David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford all rested.
Eric Bailly and Diogo Dalot should start in defence while under-18s captain Teden Mengi has been named in the United squad and could make his full debut in the middle of the back four.
Fred and Scott McTominay are also pushing for recalls along with Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Daniel James and Odion Ighalo while Sergio Romero is expected to start in goal.
LASK are without midfield duo Thomas Goiginger and Marvin Potzmann due to knee injures but defenders Petar Filipovic and Philipp Wiesinger are available again after missing the first leg through suspension.
Likely Man Utd line up: Romero, Dalot, Bailly, Mengi, Fosu-Mensah; McTominay, Fred; James, Mata, Lingard; Ighalo
Man Utd 4-0 LASK [9-0 agg]: The visitors have lost just one of their last seven Europa League games but that defeat came in the first leg during a heavy defeat to United. It’s obviously a huge mountain for LASK to climb and they have virtually no chance of turning this tie around.
Man Utd ended the Premier League season strongly to finish third and should have way too much quality for LASK to handle. The motivation may not be there to run up a huge score-line but I still think United will win comfortably tonight to book a date in the quarter-finals against either Istanbul Basaksehir or Copenhagen.
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