Manchester United entertain Granada in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie on Thursday night, and Betway soccer betting has the hosts as the bookmakers’ favourites to win the game.
The Red Devils secured a 2-0 triumph during the away leg last week, courtesy of goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes.
They should go into tomorrow’s game with plenty of momentum after a fantastic 3-1 comeback win at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Granada ended a four-match losing streak against Real Valladolid last weekend, but they face a tough task of overturning the deficit at Old Trafford.
Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are all suspended for the clash after reaching the yellow card limit for a one-game ban.
Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are sidelined with knee injuries while Daniel James is doubtful with a knock that saw him miss the Spurs game.
Eric Bailly has returned to the country after recovering from coronavirus, but he may not be rushed back into action. Axel Tuanzebe could start in the central defence. The injuries and suspensions have not deterred fans backing the hosts on Betway to progress to the Europa League semifinals.
Domingos Duarte, Neydor Lozano and Luis Milla are sidelined with injuries for the visitors. Duarte would have been suspended nevertheless after his yellow card last week.
There are doubts over the involvement of Alberto Soro. Roberto Soldado was not in the squad to face Valladolid due to a domestic ban. He should be available to face United.
The Spain international spent a couple of seasons with Tottenham Hotspur, and should relish the prospect of returning to familiar surroundings.
David de Gea has recently fallen down the pecking order with Dean Henderson regarded as the number one goalkeeper for the league games. The Spaniard featured in the last Europa League outing, and he is in line to start tomorrow.
Tuanzebe is likely to start at the heart of the defence alongside Victor Lindelof after Maguire’s suspension. Alex Telles should come in for Shaw at left-back. Mason Greenwood looks set to return to the starting XI after a fantastic cameo against Spurs, where he bagged a goal and an assist.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof, Alex Telles; Fred, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood; Edinson Cavani.
Granada (4-2-3-1): Rui Silva; Dimitri Foulquier, German Sanchez, Jesus Vallejo, Carlos Neva; Yangel Herrera, Maxime Gonalons; Antonio Puertas, Angel Montoro, Darwin Machis; Roberto Soldado.
The Red Devils will go into the game as overwhelming favourites with Betway and other bookmakers regardless of the absence of key first-team stars due to suspension.
Granada must score at least twice without conceding in normal time, and that should play into United’s hands as they can exploit spaces at the back.
We fancy a comfortable victory for the hosts to guarantee their spot in the last four of the competition.
Manchester United 4-1 Granada
Stats from Transfermarkt.com