Manchester United and LASK Linz meet at Old Trafford, in a return match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals), after the victory outside Manchester United by (0‑5) in the first leg. LASK Linz show considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
After an away victory by (0‑5), the home team comes to this second leg with a 5-goal advantage. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 27 goals scored and 14 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 35 goals scored and 11 suffered. Manchester United have won 4 of their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League.
For this competition, he records a sequence of 4 wins in his last home games. Their defense has been very solid, since they have only suffered goals in 2 of the last 9 matches, and their attack has marked regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: they opened the scoring in 7 of their last 9 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 7 they came to the break in advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).
The home team comes to this match highly motivated, after winning 0-2 on the visit to Leicester, thus returning to wins after two straight games without a win. It should be noted that the English team thrashed LASK 0-5 in the first game of these round of 32. In this second game, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to organize his team at 4-3-3, to benefit ball possession and supported attacks. Forward Mason Greenwood stands out for this Manchester United team in the Europa League, with 5 assists. For this game the coach cannot count on Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw and Phil Jones, players who are recovering from injury.
LASK Linz :
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this return match with a 5 goal draw and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 30 goals scored and 11 suffered; against 11 victories, 1 draw and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 37 goals scored and 20 suffered. In their last 4 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, LASK Linz have recorded 1 victory, 2 draws and 1 loss. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition.
LASK comes to this game after a 0-2 loss against Senica, in a friendly match in preparation for the next official games. It should be noted that the visitors were thrashed in the first match. In this away game, coach Valérien Ismael should keep the team 3-4-3, favoring a low or medium block and counterattacks. We highlight that visitors have great competition in the transition from defense to attack. Striker Marko Raguz is LASK’s top scorer in this competition, with 5 goals. Outside of this game are Karamoko, Potzmann and Grgic, all with physical problems.