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Celta Vigo vs Manchester United Preview

 Celta Vigo vs Manchester United 

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Municipal de Balaidos

Date: 4th May 2017

Kick-off time – 20:05 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

Spanish side Celta Vigo who have since prioritized the Europa League over the La Liga will be hoping to knock out Manchester United who also hope to qualify for the Champions League by winning this tournament.

Celta Vigo are satisfied with whatever position they finish in La Liga after securing their status for next season.

They have turned all their focus to the Europa League.

This has brought them some success in Europe – they knocked out Belgian side Genk, Russians Krasnodar and Ukrainian giants Shakhtar from the Europa League so far.

They have lost just 2 of their last 10 Europa league games, winning 5 and drawing 3 of those fixtures.

They have won 4 of their last 5 games in the competition.

They have won their last 2 home games by at least 2 goals.

Manchester United have suffered some setbacks in their pursuit of a top 4 finish recently and it appears that the most likely route for them to get into next season’s Champions League would be through winning the Europa League.

Their performance in this competition so far has been much better than their performances in the domestic league.

The Red Devils have lost only 1 of their last 10 Europa league games, winning 7 and drawing 2.

Away from home, they have lost only 1 game, winning 2 and drawing 2.

Bookmakers make Manchester United slight favourites to win the first leg at odds of 2.55 while Celta Vigo are currently trading at 3.10 to take the first leg.

Manchester United will most likely try to score an away goal because this tournament and the Champions League has shown how crucial away goals can be come the second leg.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Celta Vigo last 5 matches (most recent first):
30/04/17 (h)Athletic Bilbao 0-3 L
27/04/17 (a)Sevilla 2-1 L
23/04/17 (h)Real Betis 0-1 L
20/04/17 (a)KRC Genk 1-1 D
16/04/17 (a)Granada 0-3 W
 
Manchester United last 5 matches (most recent first):
30/04/17 (h)Swansea City 1-1 D
27/04/17 (a)Manchester City 0-0 D
23/04/17 (a)Burnley 0-2 W
20/04/17 (h)RSC Anderlecht 2-1 W
16/04/17 (h)Chelsea 2-0 W

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