Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Estadio de Balaidos when Celta Vigo and Manchester United face each other in the Europa League semi-finals, first leg. Os Celeste set up a meeting with the Premier League giants by beating the likes of Celta Vigo, Krasnodar and Genk and they are definitely capable of upsetting the Red Devils in the upcoming two-legged tie. Coach Eduardo Berizzo rested his key players in Sunday’s football match against Athletic Bilbao, but the Argentine tactician is likely to field the best possible side against Man Utd. Jose Mourinho has some injury worries ahead of the trip to Galicia: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is definitely out of contention with injury, while Paul Pogba is a major doubt. The Red Devils are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Thursday’s clash and we predict that fans will see a low-scoring affair at Estadio de Balaidos in the first leg of the Europa League semis.
Highlighted Player (Hugo Mallo):
Hugo Mallo is a Spanish footballer who plays for Celta Vigo as a full back. Mallo, who is a capable of playing at centre back if needed, was born in Marin on 22 June, 1991 and he has been playing for Os Celeste since 2009. During his youth career Hugo Mallo played for the likes of Porvir and Pontevedra, but he made the biggest progress at Celta Vigo. The Celta defender has three caps for Spain U21 team and he played for the U19 and the U20 teams as well in the past. On 9 January, 2013, Mallo suffered a serious knee injury and, as a result, he was forced to miss the rest of the season. The right-footed player has a contract with Celta Vigo which expires on 30 June, 2019. You should bear in mind that he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the Galician outfit in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign. In the 2014/2015 campaign he scored four goals for Celta in the national championship.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles. A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.