Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Manchester United 1/2 to beat Granada in Thursday’s Europa League matchup

Competition: Europa League

Market: Manchester United win

Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport

Simply looking to finish off their Europa League job on Thursday night, Manchester United will welcome Spanish outfit Granada to an empty Old Trafford.

Starting with the hosts, despite falling 1-0 down away at Tottenham over the weekend, Manchester United mounted an eye-catching comeback in North London. Eventually leaving Spurs with a deserved 3-1 win to show for their efforts, The Reds are almost cruising towards an automatic Champions League return. Bouncing back from their FA Cup defeat at the hands of Leicester when heading into the international break, the Premier League giants should find the mood in their camp at a high. Winning each of their three matchups across all formats since opening April, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will simply be looking to finish off the job at Old Trafford this week. Landing a 2-0 win when they made the trip out to Spain for their first-leg meeting seven days ago, Manchester United will be confident of avoiding any real scares on home soil.

As for the visitors, while Granada might have managed to end their extended blip over the weekend, they face an overwhelming task on foreign soil this week. Despite just about landing a hard-fought 2-1 victory away at Spanish relegation scrappers Real Valladolid last time out, Diego Martínez’s side have shown a string of issues since opening 2021. Losing four of their last five matchups across all formats and hit with that 2-0 defeat when they welcomed Manchester United to The Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium seven days ago, Granada have also struggled with their recent Europa League displays. Suffering back-to-back European defeats against Napoli and a shock 2-1 loss against Molde last month, we’re backing what should be a routine home win at Old Trafford in midweek.

Bet: Manchester United 1/2 to beat Granada in Thursday’s Europa League matchup @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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