Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Thanks to a thrilling 5-0 win over LASK in Linz, Manchester United moved one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League quarter-finals. The Red Devils proved their worth in the first leg, but, no doubt, they will go for a win in Wednesday’s football match as well. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops did well to book their place in the Champions League, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of LASK.
The Austrians, on the other hand, were struggling in the Bundesliga after the coronavirus break, and, as a result, they failed to put an end to Salzburg’s dominance in the national championship. Considering that the visitors face an uphill task in the return leg, we predict that Manchester United are going to win the game without any difficulties. Even though full-back Luke Shaw remains in the recovery room, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Rashford):
Marcus Rashford is one of the most talented English footballers. Rashford was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester on October 31, 1997 and he began his youth career at Fletcher Moss Rangers. Manchester United scouts spotted him in 2005 when he joined the famous Premier League club.
The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as both winger and striker, marked his Manchester United first-team debut with two goals in a 5-1 crushing of Midtjylland in the Europa League.
Marcus Rashford scored seven goals in 35 appearances for the Red Devils in the 2017/2018 Premier League season. Speaking of his international debut, the Manchester United attacker played his first match for England against Australia on May 27, 2016 and he did well to find the net in a 2-1 win over the Socceroos.
After producing fine displays with Manchester United in the 2017/2018 season, Marcus Rashford was named in the 23-man England national team squad that will take part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Highlighted Team (LASK):
Founded back in 1908, LASK are an Austrian football club that compete in the Bundesliga. Die Laskler play home games at Waldstadion in Pashing. The stadium with the capacity of 7,870 was opened in 1990 and nowadays is known under the name of Raiffeisen Arena. The club, though, welcome their rivals at the 14,000 capacity Linzer Stadion in European competitions.
Back in the 1964/65 season LASK clinched their first and only Austrian Bundesliga trophy, with the team finishing the campaign one point clear of second-placed Rapid Wien. LASK became the first club outside Vienna to win the domestic title and, to make things even better for the fans, die Laskler clinched the domestic cup the same year.
LASK’s home colours are white and violet, whilst they wear black and white when playing on the travels. In the 2018/2029 season LASK booked their place in the Europa League group stages.