Manchester United (1) vs. (0) Celta Vigo: Europa League Semi Final Second Leg – Match Preview

Manchester United are big favourites to reach the Europa League final having won the away leg against Celta Vigo.

Marcus Rashford’s free-kick was the difference, although United probably should have more than their one goal advantage.

Both teams overcame Belgian opponents in the previous round, as Celta eliminated Gent, whilst United got the better of Anderlecht.

United’s top four hopes appear over now after a 2-0 loss away at Arsenal on Sunday.

Celta Vigo were easily beaten away at Malaga, however selected a heavily rotated side with more than one eye on this fixture.

Europa League form: Manchester United W3 D2 L0; Celta Vigo W3 D1 L1
Europa League top scorers
Manchester United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic & Henrik Mkhitaryan 5 goals each
Celta Vigo – Iago Aspas 5 goals

Team news
Maroune Fellaini is banned domestically so will start on Thursday night, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly set for recalls.

Sergio Romero is the Europa League keeper and will continue ahead of David de Gea.

Celta could name the same XI that lost the first leg, with John Guidetti leading the line.

Iago Aspas has been superb for Celta this term and the former Liverpool man is the main threat.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-3-3): Romero; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Mkhitaryan
Celta Vigo (4-2-3-1): Alvarez; Mallo, Roncaglia, Cabral, Jonny; Hernandez, Radoja; Aspas, Wass, Sisto; Guidetti

Predictions

Result: Draw (10/3 with Paddy Power)

Correct Score: 1-1 (15/2 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Marcus Rashford (11/8 with Bet 365)

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