In recent years, Red Bull Salzburg has been holding the red, white and red flag in international football. However, the bulls from the city of Mozart have faced tough competition. According to the current state of affairs, vice-champion LASK has not only beaten the bulls nationally, but also internationally.
LASK vs Manchester United Free Betting Tips
The last Austrian representative pulled a real hammerless in the round of 16. On Thursday there will be a duel between LASK and Manchester United on the Gugl.
For the black and white from the city of steel, it is not only the game of the year, but the biggest game in club history to date. Instead of a football festival on the Gugl, there will be yawning emptiness. The restrictions of the Austrian federal government, which were published on Tuesday, ensure that it will be a ghost game.
The home advantage – for the game against the star ensemble from the island more than 14,000 tickets have already been sold – is completely eliminated. The already difficult task will probably become a Mission Impossible.
LASK – Statistics & current form
A few days ago, the Austrian media described the current season as the “jackpot season”. The financial situation was always an issue at LASK, but thanks to the transfer proceeds and, above all, the income and premiums, this should be a thing of the past. The ghost game on Thursday evening will definitely make itself felt. Managing Director Andreas Protil put the financial damage at around one million euros.
The most successful season in club history
Although the LASK already has a championship title in the display case, the 2019/20 season can still be described as the most successful in club history. The chance of winning title number two is still intact. After the division of points in the Austrian Bundesliga, the black and white have three points ahead of titleholder Red Bull Salzburg.
The Europa League debutant – one of a total of six – is also represented internationally for the first time in club history in the spring. In the duel against AZ Alkmaar – the team that was in the group with Manchester United – the Ismael-Elf prevailed with a total score of 3: 1.
In the home game there was a 2-0 win and thus the LASK also underlined the home strength on the international stage. Seven of the last eight international home games have been victorious. Only against Club Brugge did the LASK lose in the CL qualification. For a LASK victory over Manchester United odds of over 4.00 are offered.
The injury devil strikes!
In addition to the bad news of the ghost game, there was more shock news to digest for the LASK in the hustle and bustle. Last weekend the LASK celebrated a 1-0 away win against SV Mattersburg, but had to pay dearly for it. Winger Thomas Goiginger had to be replaced after just a few minutes; unfortunately the fears came true and he contracted a cruciate ligament.
Within a few days he was the second LASK player with a cruciate ligament tear. Marvin Potzmann is also out for months. Markus Wostry and Petar Filipovic are missing.
Probable lineup of LASK:
↪ Schlager – Ramsebner, Wostry, Trauner – Renner, Haudum, Wiesinger, Reiter – Tetteh, Raguz, Frieser
Last LASK games:
⚽️ 03/08 2020 Mattersburg 0 – 1 LASK (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 03/05 2020 Salzburg 1 – 0 LASK (Cup)
⚽️ 03/01 2020 LASK 5 – 1 Hartberg (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02/27 2020 LASK 2 – 0 AZ Alkmaar (Europa League)
⚽️ 02/23 2020 LASK 4 – 1 SKN St. Pölten (Bundesliga)
Manchester United – Statistics & current form
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not always the envy of his coaching post. The former professional has a difficult task, because aspiration and reality are miles apart. While only the financial aspect is important for the owners, fans still dream of great titles and successes. However, this has not existed since Sir Alex Ferguson.
In this respect, the past weekend was a balm for the devotees of the Red Devils. For the first time since the 2009/10 season, Manchester United was again able to win both city derbies against the Skyblues. As fifth in the table, the gap is only three points behind the fourth Chelsea.
The new star – Bruno Fernandes
The shape curve of the Red Devils has been rising steeply in recent weeks. In the last five league games, the Solskjaer-Elf collected eleven of 15 possible points and was able to keep the box clean four times. The defensive has been stabilized and in the game forward Bruno Fernandes is indispensable after just a few weeks of new winter.
The Portuguese creative spirit is the thinker and guide in the game of the Red Devils. There is hardly an offensive action where the Portuguese does not have his legs in the game. As a former Sporting Lisbon player, he knows the LASK from autumn very well, in the first leg he scored the winning goal for his then club.
First of all, Manchester United survived the EL round of 16
The Red Devils’ memories of a Europa League round of 16 are not necessarily positive. The club was in this phase of the competition three times, but only in the title year 2016/17 was there a success in the knockout duel. In 2011/12 and 2015/16 the Red Devils had to do away with the sails.
For expert Gary Lineker, the LASK is a completely blank slate and he sees no problems for the Red Devils. Without a doubt, the favorite role lies with the English top club and in this respect the prediction of the away win between the LASK and Manchester United must be considered.
Probable lineup of Manchester United:
↪ Romero – Shaw, Bailly, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka – McTominay, Fred – James, Fernandes, Mata – Ighalo
Manchester United’s last matches:
⚽️ 03/08 2020 Manchester United 2 – 0 Manchester City (Premier League)
⚽️ 03/05 2020 Derby 0 – 3 Manchester United (FA Cup)
⚽️ 03/01 2020 Everton 1 – 1 Manchester United (Premier League)
⚽️ 02/27 2020 Manchester United 5 – 0 Club Brugge (Europa League)
⚽️ 02/23 2020 Manchester United 3 – 0 Watford (Premier League)
LASK vs Manchester United Direct comparison
There has never been a duel between the two teams before the game on Thursday at the Linz Gugl. For LASK it is the first duel with a team from the English Premier League, Manchester United has celebrated seven wins in eight games against Austrian teams and has never conceded a goal on Austrian grounds.
LASK vs Manchester United Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
If you’re in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League, you’re not only lucky enough to be in this phase of the competition. There is a certain quality; nevertheless, it is by no means disrespectful to speak of a “David against Goliath” duel on Thursday. Between LASK and Manchester United, 1X betting odds of just under 2.00 are offered for the bet on the double chance.
Key facts – LASK vs Manchester United tips
🔹 The LASK rushes from success to success
🔹 For the first time, the LASK meets a Premier League team
🔹 The Red Devils have seen a steep increase in shape in recent weeks
The LASK has shown several times that it is not intimidated by big names and unconditionally pursues its own concept. Nothing will change on Thursday, either, and the Austrian championship leader will do a lot of pressing and running to try to put the favorites in stressful situations.
Even if the LASK has played an outstanding season so far, we assume that the star ensemble from the island will prove to be a number too big. Manchester United has been in a very good shape in the past few weeks and to this extent we find the LASK and Manchester United very pleased with the prognosis for the guest victory.
Competition: Europa League
Date: March 12th, 2020
Insider Tips: 2
Stake: 6/10 units