LASK Linz v Man Utd: Austrians expected to excel in first leg


MANCHESTER UNITED continue their Europa League campaign on Thursday with a trip to Austria to face LASK Linz . Daniel McCulloch (@DMcCulloch1984) shares his views.

LASK Linz v Manchester United  | Thursday 13th March 2020, 17:55 | BT Sport

A behind closed doors game is in store in Austria as LASK take on Manchester United. The lack of fans obviously clearly lessens the home sides advantage but I still believe they are a great bet at 57/25 with MarathonBet in the Draw No Bet market.

The Linz side currently find themselves six points clear at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga and they have been particularly impressive in this competition. In the group stages they beat Rosenborg home and away and enjoyed three goal victories at home  to both Sporting CP and PSV Eindhoven. They then knocked AZ Alkmaar out with relative ease, so I don’t think they will be daunted by a visit from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

United have struggled away from home in this competition, being comfortably outplayed in a 0-0 draw with Alkmaar in the group stages as well as losing 2-1 at Astana and a fortuitous 1-0 victory over Partizan.

I was surprised to see Solskjaer rest so many players in both games against Club Bruges so I don’t expect him to play his full side here and with the coronavirus dominating the agenda, I struggle to see a game without fans being particularly entertaining.

I expect a low scoring game and with that in mind Draw No Bet on an impressive home side seems like the way to go.

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