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- Man Utd have scored at least two goals in each of their last three games.
- Granada have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions.
- Granada have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five fixtures.
- Man Utd haven’t lost a Europa League home game since 2012.
United hold a commanding lead
Manchester United carry a two-goal advantage into their Europa League quarter-final second-leg against La Liga side Granada on Thursday evening, and the Red Devils are worth backing to complete the job at Old Trafford.
A first-half strike from Marcus Rashford was supplemented by a late Bruno Fernandes spot-kick in a contest that never threatened to get away from United in Granada last week, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are huge favourites to push into the next round as a result.
Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay will all miss Thursday’s game through suspension, however, United will believe they can cope without that key trio.
Granada playing for pride
Granada tried to ruffle a few feathers in the first-leg by throwing their weight around, though they had little impact on the game as an attacking force.
Los Nazaríes’ defeat to United was their fourth on the spin in all competitions, though they did stop the rot with a 2-1 comeback triumph at relegation-threatened Real Valladolid on Sunday.
However, their chances of producing a miraculous turnaround at the Theatre of Dreams against a Man Utd team that have lost just once in 17 feel slim.
United to double up again?
United followed up their professional win in Granada with a superb 3-1 victory at Tottenham on Sunday, where they played some of their slickest attacking football in weeks.
With some of their verve in the final third restored and a step up on their opponents in terms of class, United are available at a price worth backing in the over 1.5 team goals market this week, while our 2-0 correct score prediction tips the Red Devils to match their first-leg result.
United haven’t lost a Europa League fixture at Old Trafford since 2012, and with a 2-0 first-leg advantage likely to offer counter-attacking possibilities against a Granada team chasing goals, the hosts will be confident of stepping into the semi-finals on the back of another win.
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