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Pundits make their Manchester United vs LASK predictions

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Manchester United have been heavily backed to record an overwhelming aggregate victory over Austrian side LASK this evening.

United hold a 5-0 advantage going into the second leg of their Europa League last 16 contest with the Linz team, which has been delayed since March.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side just need to avoid a disaster to book their spot in the quarter-finals, where they will face either FC Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir.

Here’s what the pundits think will happen in tonight’s game:

Michael Owen, BetVictor

“United have already qualified for next season’s Champions League, by way of their third-place finish in the Premier League.

“They were very comfortable winners in the first leg of this tie when they thrashed LASK 5-0 in Linz way back in March.

“LASK were very impressive in the group stages of the competition, when they finished top of their group. They then dispatched AZ Alkmaar comfortably in their round of 32 tie but the wheels have fallen off somewhat since and they finished their 2019/20 league campaign, losing six of their last ten Austrian Bundesliga matches.

“The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 13 UEFA Europa League home games and have registered four wins out of four at Old Trafford this season, scoring 13 goals and conceding none.

“It’s difficult to see anything other than another tough night for the Austrian team and I am going for another clean sheet and easy victory for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men in this one. Manchester United to win 3-0.”

Prediction: United 3-0 LASK

Charlie Nicholas, Sky Sports

“United finished off a successful return to football with a third-place finish in the Premier League and so will be more than confident of going through. When they first came back, I was not sure they were good enough for the top four, or whether Leicester would crash like they did. They have dug out the results and Bruno Fernandes has been class, while the frontmen have been playing well too.

“All of the potential fringe players could get some minutes – why not give them a taste of European football? It is a tricky one as they do need their big players to get back up to speed and the pace of the game. However, I would be careful as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does want to have a go at winning the Europa League.

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“Either way, this should be a comfortable night. Whether he plays the youngsters or not I don’t know. I am not convinced because of their fitness, but it will be a United win.

“I think there will be five or six changes. Scott McTominay has not played much, so he and the likes of Juan Mata and Brandon Williams should also come in.”

Prediction: United 2-0 LASK

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