Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes

Man Utd vs LASK Linz: Red Devils just too strong again

Kick-off: 2000, 05/08/2020

Stadium: Old Trafford

TV: BT Sport

Manchester United all but guaranteed themselves a place in the Europa League quarter-finals when beating LASK Linz 5-0 in Austria back in March.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will still be keen to pick up a positive result in the return fixture ahead of travelling to Germany for the closing stages.

Punters can get 11/10 for a home win to nil and that is our first Man Utd vs LASK Linz prediction.

A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds

United looked well placed to repeat their 2017 success in this competition prior to the enforced break.

The Red Devils kept five clean sheets in six games when topping their group, before a 5-0 home win over Club Brugge helped them get through the first knockout round.

Since returning to action, they have wrapped up third place in the Premier League after a closing 2-0 victory at Leicester capped off a fine run of results.

January capture Bruno Fernandes continues to look an inspired signing and Paul Pogba came back from injury in good spirits.

A youthful front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood are full of promise and United are the highest-ranked team left in the tournament, based on UEFA ratings.

Fernandes told MUTV: “Now our focus is on the Europa League because this is a really good trophy and we want to win.

“I came to Manchester to win trophies. We need to play every game to win. If we go into the Europa League and win every game, we know we’ll win the trophy.”

Looking at the Man Utd vs LASK Linz odds, we like 15/2 for a 3-0 home victory here.

Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Pogba, Fernandes, Matic, Martial, Rashford, Greenwood.

A Look At LASK Linz’s Betting Odds

LASK were second in Austria’s Bundesliga prior to the drubbing by United and subsequent break in play, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the restart, they have faltered badly, losing six of their final 10 matches and closing with a hat-trick of defeats to finish fourth.

Head coach Valerien Ismael was sent packing and former Austria women’s national team boss Dominik Thalhammer is his replacement.

Goalkeeper Alexander Schlager is usually a solid shot-stopper and received an Austria call-up last November.

However, LASK have limited ability in front of him and are the lowest-ranked outfit remaining in the Europa League.

We expect United to prove a class apart from the outset, before possibly easing off once in control.

That makes 39/20 for more goals to be scored in the first half than the second worth adding to our Man Utd vs LASK Linz betting tips.

Last LASK line-up: Schlager, Wiesinger, Trauner, Ranftl, Andrade, Renner, Michorl, Holland, Frieser, Klauss, Tetteh.

Additional stats

Last result:

Leicester 0-2 MAN UTD – Bruno Fernandes (pen), Jesse Lingard

LASK LINZ 0-3 RB Salzburg

Head-to-head: LASK Linz 0-5 Man Utd

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