Man Utd to book spot in Europa League semi-finals at Granada’s expense

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    12 Apr 2021 | Europa League | Preview
    Man Utd to book spot in Europa League semi-finals at Granada’s expense

    Manchester United carry a healthy 2-0 lead into the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Granada, with the two sides meeting at Old Trafford on Thursday.

    Goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes handed the Red Devils a comfortable win in Spain last week.

    Following a 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Manchester United are now enjoying an eleven-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went behind in the first half, but strikes from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood turned it around.

    In the Europa League, Man Utd have only lost one of their last 12 matches and haven’t lost any of their previous eight at home.

    It is also worth noting that Man Utd haven’t been trailing at half-time in any of their last 17 Europa League outings.

    Bruno Fernandes has been the driving force behind United’s promising campaign, backing 24 goals and 14 assists in 48 appearances this term.

    Meanwhile, Granada picked up a much-needed victory over Valladolid at the weekend, coming from behind to win 2-1.

    Granada have lost five of their last eight La Liga matches, so they will be pleased to head into Thursday’s second leg on the back of a victory.

    Having said that, Granada still find themselves eighth in La Liga – nine points outside the European places.

    Granada have only won five of their ten Europa League games this season, yet they are still in with a chance of reaching the last four.

    Let’s not forget that Granada saw just 32% and registered three shots on target against Man Utd in the first leg.

    Head-to-head: The first leg was the first competitive meeting between Granada and Man Utd, meaning United have the upper hand in the H2H record.

    Team news: Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are all sidelined for Man Utd, while Dan James is a doubt after missing Sunday’s win over Spurs.

    Luis Milla is currently injured for Granada, while Quini and Neyder Lozana are both suspended for the second leg.

    The manner with which Man Utd cruised past Granada in the first leg is difficult to ignore when it comes to predicting the outcome of the second leg.

    Forebet predicts that Man Utd will claim another clean-sheet victory over Granada and advance to the Europa League semi-finals without any real problems.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 0
    1.53 4.20 6.70 1 -1 -1
    2 - 0(1 - 0)
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