Manchester United vs Liverpool in Final Leg of Europa League Round of 16Published March 17, 2016 by Sol FH
Can the Red Devils bounce back against Liverpool in the Europa League? Find out as the whistle blows tonight at 20:05 GMT.
Manchester United and Liverpool have had seasons they would undoubtedly like to forget. The Red Devils are out of contention for top spot in the Premier League, as are the Reds, leaving possible Europa League triumph, as the last trophy within their reach.
Crunch time for United
Man U. lost the first leg at Anfield last week, as the Reds scored two and left quarterfinal qualification that much farther out of the reach of Louis van Gaal’s men. United have been very inconsistent as of late and have not won a match over their last three in all competitions. Van Gaal, obviously searching for any excuse possible has put blame on the players, but as well the fans saying that their impact on the pitch can help win or lose games. This is obviously true, but focus should be on what is needed to win games, especially in clutch situations.
Manchester is no stranger to miraculous comebacks, having made up a 2-1 deficit in the first leg against FC Midtjylland in the previous round, only to win the second leg 5-1 at Old Trafford and move on.
Liverpool are in a great place to move onto the second round, and is already eyeing its first competition win since 2001. The first leg was an energetic match for Jurgen Klopp’s squad, and the German boss needs to keep that level of enthusiasm throughout the coming 90 minutes. "We know about the job we have to do," he said. "We will try to play similar or more intensive.
The Red Devils will be without Keane, Rooney, Shaw, Jones, and Valencia. Young is still doubtful. Smallung, Depay and Fellaini must be cautious of getting a booking, as they will miss the next match if either one sees a card.
Liverpool are in better shape, only missing Gomez, Ings and Lucas, but Moreno and Lovren must be wary of yellow cards, as they too would miss the next match.
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United are slight favorites to win tonight’s match, with bet365 Sports posting odds in their favor at 2.62, whilst the Reds are at 2.90. A draw would be a good prediction with attractive odds of 3.30. bet365 is also offering live in-play betting with a special deal for punters placing a pre-game bet. Place a bet prior to the match and get a risk-free in-play bet throughout the game - please read the Terms & Conditions before applying for the offer.