Manchester United vs Celta Vigo – Match Preview

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Manchester United vs Celta Vigo – Match Preview

Europa League, Semi Final 2nd Leg, Old Trafford, Manchester 8.05pm

 

Manchester United host Spanish side, Celta Vigo, in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final tie. United have the upper hand, having won the first leg 1-0 with a superb Marcus Rashford freekick.

This season’s Premier League campaign has been a disappointing one for Manchester United and their fans, as the appointment of Jose Mourinho hasn’t had the desired effect so far. United fans have now turned to the Europa League as their answer to silverware for the season. Will Manchester United and Mourinho lift the Europa League trophy?

Skybet Outright Winner – Manchester United – 4/7

Celta Vigo are heading into this second leg in ghastly form. The ‘Célticos’ have lost their last five matches in all competitions, scoring just one goal from the penalty spot. The Spanish side will have to score at least once to take the match to extra time, if the home side fail to find the back of the net. The Spanish outfit looked unorganised and tactically dumfounded in the first leg; they were lucky the score line wasn’t more drastic. With their league campaign all but dead, can they keep their season alive and reach the final of the Europa League?

Skybet To Qualify – Celta Vigo – 11/2

Team News

Jose Mourinho’s injury woes continue to put a dent in his all-star squad. The home side will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Timothy Fosu-Mensah who will all be watching from the stands.

A boost for Mourinho is that £30 million defender Eric Bailly is on his way back to fitness after picking up a knock in the Premier League. Will United’s defensive reinforcements be enough to keep Celta Vigo at bay?

Eric Bailly could feature in tonight's semi final 2nd leg

Eric Bailly could feature in tonight’s semi final 2nd leg Photo Credit: skysports.com

Skybet To Keep a Clean Sheet – Manchester United – Evens

Celta Vigo coach, Eduardo Berizzo, has a much smaller list of injured players to deal with. Striker, Giuseppe Rossi is still serving his long spell on the side-lines with cruciate ligament damage.

Berizzo is likely to name a similar side to the one that lost the first leg in a 4-3-3 formation. Number nine, John Guidetti, should spearhead the Celta Vigo attack and will be key if they are to get anything from the visit to Old Trafford.

John Guidetti will try to provide the goal threat against Manchester United

John Guidetti will try to provide the goal threat against Manchester United Photo Credit: skysports.com

Skybet Anytime Goalscorer – John Guidetti – 5/2

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