Europa – Europa League – Play off
Match start: 21:05 (GMT+1)
In three out of four first semifinal meetings of the Champions League and Europa League the favorites of the pairs (Real, Madrid, Juventus, Italy and Ajax, Holland) had gained significant advantage over their opponents and that is why all return matches are just formality.
And only one pair of the Europa League differs – the advantage of Manchester United, England over Celta, Spain is only one scored goal (0:1).
Doubtless difference in the level of game
The first match of the team of Eduardo Berizzo and José Mourinho at arena Balaidos demonstrated equal chances of the opponents for the final success.
But, eventually, the match was won by the Mancunians due to their skills. The only winning goal was scored by the forward of Manchester United Marcus Rashford on the 67th minute.
Return match in the Theatre of Dreams
Now the teams will play the return meeting at Old Trafford having changed the status of hosts and guests. Please remember that during the previous round of EPL Manchester United had lost to Arsenal, London away match with the score 2:0.
By this defeat the coaches of MU had proved their tournament objectives. To be precise – one definite objective – final victory in the Europa League and getting of the direct berth to the main net of the Champions League.
Now the main question is whether the hosts of the Old Trafford will shut out the game in order to keep its minimal advantage gained a week ago or whether they will try to increase their scored goals number.
And here the most logical is the second variant as now José Mourinho doesn’t have any strong defenders. And that is why the defense of MU is rather vulnerable. That is why the most appropriate is an open game of both teams and that means that your choice is a bet on scored goals.
Manchester United – 1,55, draw – 4,35, Celta – 6,50;
both teams to score (yes) - odds 2.0 William Hill