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Preview: Celta Vigo – Manchester United

Celta Vigo and Estadio De Balaidos hosts Manchester United in Europe League semi-final.

Written by Jonas Porsborg. May 4, 2017

Tonight Celta Vigo will host Manchester United in what could be their game of the season. On the paper Manchester United looks quite stronger than Celta Vigo, but then Spanish side has made an impressive European run this season – while struggling to compete in La Liga currently situated in 11th place.

On the other hand Manchester United are still fighting for their 4th place, trailing by 1 point to Manchester City to enter next years Champions League.

United has a too long list of injuries, including Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Paul Pogba and Phil Jones. Some of them are back in training, but if they’ll play a part in tonight’s match nobody knows. Other than that superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out, and no one knows if he’s played his last match for The Red Devils.

The match will be the first competitive match between the two sides, and therefore we have only guesses to make, when betting on a result. United must be a small favorite, but with a Celta-side with nothing else to play for than a miracle in Europe League, they could easily compete with the English mastodonts.

The match takes place at Estadio De Balaidos at 21.05 CET. The second leg is at Thursday 11th of May at Old Trafford.