SportyBet UEFA Europa League semi-final: Celta Vigo v Manchester United betting preview

La Liga outfit Celta Vigo have an uphill task ahead of them as they look to overcome Manchester United in Thursday's UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg at Balaidos in Spain.

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UEFA Europa League semi-final: Celta Vigo v Manchester United betting preview

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La Liga outfit Celta Vigo have an uphill task ahead of them as they look to overcome Manchester United in Thursday's UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg at Balaidos in Spain.

United manager Jose Mourinho is looking for an automatic qualification into next season's Champions League by winning the Europa League, or making the top four of the Premier League.

Celta enter this tie on the back of three losses in a row, while the Red Devils are unbeaten their last 11 games in all competition, mostly stalemates, though. A disappointing 1-1 draw with Swansea and series of injuries dampen United's top four hopes.

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UEFA Europa League semi-final: Celta Vigo v Manchester United betting preview

 

Man Utd have never made it as far as the semi-finals of the competition, but SportyBet have them as favorites to win this tie at (2.55), while a draw is available at (3.08).

The Red Devils have failed to win any of their last six ties against Spanish opposition beyond the group stages in European competition (D1 L5). A win for the home side is priced at (3.00).

Celta Vigo's deadliest weapon this term - Iago Aspas has been directly involved in three goals across his last four home Europa League appearances (2 goals, 1 assist). He's favourite to score the first goal for the Spaniards at (6.32), followed by Claudio Beauvue (6.90) and John Guidetti (7.47). United's top choices in the same market are Marcus Rashford (6.15), Anthony Martial (7.72) and Wayne Rooney (7.82).

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UEFA Europa League semi-final: Celta Vigo v Manchester United betting preview

 

Manchester United's teenage sensation - Rashford is also likeliest to score at anytime for the most successful British club at (3.00), while the duo of Rooney and Martial follow at (3.65). Aspas lead the pack on the other side with (3.05).

TEAM NEWS

Jose Mourinho has been hit by injury blow recently, with Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly joining the long train of players on the sidelines in their last league match. But refreshing news surfaced that Pogba, Bailly, Jones and Smalling were involved in training on Wednesday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in the second leg of the previous round against Anderlecht.

 

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