Granada vs Manchester United prediction: How will Europa League fixture play out tonight?

Jamie Braidwood
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Manchester United will look to continue their Europa League run this evening when they visit La Liga side Granada in the first leg of the quarter-finals.

United defeated AC Milan to reach this stage thanks to a 1-0 second-leg win at the San Siro last month, and comfortably beat Spanish opposition in Real Sociedad in the previous round.

The competition is the club’s best opportunity to win its first piece of silverware under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, having been eliminated from both domestic cups and trailing Manchester City by 14 points in the Premier League.

Their opponents Granada beat Napoli and Molde to reach this stage. This season is the club’s first taste of European football having secured qualification for the Europa League for the first time last campaign.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of tonight’s match.

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When is the game?

The game kick-offs at 8pm GMT on Thursday 8 April.

How can I watch?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

What was the team news?

Rashford has travelled with the squad but is a doubt for the game after being substituted in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Brighton due to injury. Solskjaer said on Wednesday that he will assess Rashford’s fitness today ahead of the match, but he is unlikely to play 90 minutes. Eric Baily is unavailable after testing positive for Covid-19 while Martial is likely to be out for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Alex Telles and Juan Mata are in line to return to the squad.

Granada manager Diego Martínez is likely to be without first-choice right-backs Dimitri Foulquier due to injury.

Confirmed line-ups

Granada: Rui Silva, Víctor Díaz (c), Jesús Vallejo, Domingos Duarte, Carlos Neva, Yangel Herrera, Maxime Gonalons, Kenedy, Ángel Montoro, Antonio Puertas, Roberto Soldado

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Greenwood

Odds

Granada: 11/2

Draw: 3/1

Man United: 8/15

Prediction

United get the job done, but Granada remain competitive and ensure they are still in the tie ahead of the second leg. Granada 0-2 Man United