UEFA Europa League – Manchester United vs Anderlecht Prediction and Betting Tips. In the second leg of the Quarter-finals in Europa League, Manchester United host Anderlecht at Old Trafford. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Manchester United vs Anderlecht.
Manchester United failed to beat Anderlecht in the first leg (1-1), but despite that fact, they still have the result which leads them in the Semi-finals of Europa League. Except that, they are playing at home, upfront their supporters. It would be a big surprise if home side failed to go through, but they will have to deserve it on the pitch. In the last Premier League game, Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0, so they still have a chance to finish the season in the Top 4 and qualify in the Champions League. On the other side, they have a chance “to kill two birds with one stone”, if they manage to win the trophy in Europa League. In that case they will win the trophy and qualified in the Champions League as winners of that competition. Their top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been rested against Chelsea, so he should be in the first eleven for this clash. Their manager José Mourinho lost the battle for Premier League title, so he want to give his best in order to win Europa League and save the season.
Anderlecht can be happy with the first leg 1-1 against Manchester United, but if they want to go through they will try to play better. They were losing at home, but managed to score the late goal in 86 minutes. Interesting fact is that goal was their only shot on goal on the whole match. Visitors are playing very this season and they will probably win the title and qualify directly in Champions League, so this match isn’t much important for them. Despite that fact, they will try to play relaxing at Old Trafford and try to make surprise. Big blow for Anderlecht is that their important defender Spajic is out due to injury. Belgium team have nothing to lose and they will try at least to hit the net, but it will be hard for them to score, because home side have very good defence. Interesting thing was said by Anderlecht’s boss René Weiler in his post-match press conference: “Bravo to my players for annoying Monsieur Mourinho…”
Home side miss Mata, Smalling and Jones, while Rooney is doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Uros Spajic and Ruben, while Najar is doubtful.
Manchester United vs Anderlecht Predicted Lineups
Manchester United: De Gea, Rojo, Bailly, Valencia, Darmian, Pogba, Carrick, Young, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Ibrahimovic.
Anderlecht: Ruben, Nuytinck, Mbodji, Appiah, Obradovic, Tielemans, Dendoncker, Stanciu, Acheampong, Bruno, Teodorczyk.
Manchester United vs Anderlecht Prediction
Home side is a big favorite to go through, so I expect their domination from the beginning. Visitors have nothing to lose, but they have to score at least one goal, in order to have some chances to go through. I expect interesting match between Manchester United vs Anderlecht and at least three goals.
Manchester United vs Anderlecht Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (Bet365)