Granada v Man United tips – La Liga team capable of an upset

Arguably the biggest tie of the Europa League last eight stage takes place between Granada and Manchester United, with the two teams firstly clashing at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium on Thursday 8 April, with the bookies happy to lay Diego Martínez’s side for this first leg encounter despite having home advantage.

Granada are a team that need to be respected after overcoming Napoli and Molde during the knockout phase of the competition and they continue to be a top-half La Liga side who will look to try and glean some kind of first leg advantage against a Manchester United side whose only hope of winning silverware rests with this competition.

Granada Big Betting Outsiders to Win Europa League Clash

When you compare the latest Europa League outright betting odds, then you can actually get 33/1 about Granada winning this UEFA competition and it seems a big price considering that the Nazaries compete favourably in one of the toughest domestic leagues across Europe, with the team finishing seventh in last season’s standings.

It appears that the Spanish side will finish at least one place lower this term, although they sit in eighth and have shown their ability to mix it with some of the leading clubs in the division, with Granada having won their last four matches on home ground and we’re surprised that you can back them at 9/2 to win this game.

Former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado might now be 35, although the Spaniard has scored seven goals since 20 January and Jorge Molina is another veteran forward who can look to pick holes in the United defence.

Can Manchester United Oblige as Europa League Favourites?

The leading bookies all make Manchester United strong betting favourites to win the Europa League, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needing to scoop this piece of silverware considering that winning a trophy has eluded the Norwegian since he replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The biggest football betting odds about United winning the Europa League title is 13/8 which seems fairly skinny considering that the Red Devils need to overcome Granada over two legs before beating a difficult semi-final opponent and then winning the final, with plenty of dangerous teams lying in wait such as Arsenal, Villarreal, Ajax and Roma.

The Red Devils have been successful in Spain already this season when earning a 4-0 victory away to Real Sociedad, with Solskjaer likely to field a strong team for this clash including Bruno Fernandes who has been the chief architect when it has come to so many important wins for United this term.

What Are the Best Bets for Granada v Man United?

One of the most damning statistics against Granada for this Europa League clash is the fact that they have conceded so many goals domestically, with forty-six goals being shipped in twenty-eight encounters, meaning that Manchester United can build on the fact that they have been unbeaten away from Old Trafford in the Premier League this term.

If you compare the latest odds, you can get 7/10 about an away win in this clash, although it’s worth bearing in mind that the visitors don’t need to claim a victory in this encounter. The bet that really makes appeal for the Granada v Manchester United betting odds is the 21/20 about both teams finding the net during the ninety minutes.

However, it’s worth noting that Granada have secured wins to nil against Napoli and Molde, so if you believe in betting trends based on previous performance, then you can back the La Liga team at odds of 15/2 to achieve a victory without conceding, with the Spanish side priced at 9/2 to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.


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