Manchester United vs LASK Linz: preview and tips
Manchester United have one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals but must finish off LASK Linz to secure their place.
The Red Devils lead 5-0 from March’s first leg and, barring a six-goal collapse at Old Trafford in midweek, they can look forward to the quarter-finals. They are all but through but will want a positive result to take into the next round in Germany.
Since the season resumed, United have lost just one of 11 matches and that impressive run of form helped them to finish third in the Premier League, securing a place in next season’s Champions League.
Reason for Manchester United vs. LASK Linz predictions:
- Manchester United have won seven of their 11 competitive matches since the restart.
- They have kept five clean sheets during this period.
- LASK have lost seven of their 11 competitive games since the resumption.
- The visitors have conceded 1.7 goals per game during this period.
- Manchester United won 3 of their last 6 matches, lost 1 match and 2 matches ended in a draw.
- LASK won 4 of their last 6 matches, lost 1 match and 1 match ended in a draw.
Manchester United return to action after just ten days break on Wednesday as their Europa League campaign resumes, but Wednesday night’s hosting of LASK Linz shouldn’t be too arduous on the Red Devils.
LASK lost their last three matches, conceding seven goals and scoring just one at the other end. In fact, since the restart LASK have won just three of their 11 outings, falling to defeat in seven of them and ending up 4th in the Austrian Bundesliga table.
Two of Manchester United’s final four games ended with a 2-0 scoreline, and with their star attackers likely to be rested we’re not expecting another demolition job here. LASK conceded 17 goals in their ten games after the restart, so a 2-0 correct score prediction is our choice.
The last game between Manchester United and LASK in the UEFA Europa League Season 2019/20 took place in March 2020 and ended with a 0-5 win for Manchester United.
In the UEFA Europa League, Manchester United have played 9, won 6, drawn 2 and lost 1. They have scored 21 goals and have conceded 3.
LASK have played 9, won 5, drawn 2 and lost 2. They have scored 14 goals and have conceded 10.
United have played more games against Austrian sides without defeat in all European competitions than they have against teams from any other nation, scoring 22 goals and conceding just one. Five of those goals came in a one-sided first leg and, even accounting for squad rotation, we can only see them adding to their aggregate lead.
Manchester United 2-0 @ 11/2