Man Utd, Wolves & Rangers In Europa League Action

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The Europa League round of 16 kicks off Friday morning Australian time, with two English Premier League teams – Manchester United and Wolves – joining Rangers in the first leg matches.

Both English teams are off to the continent, while Rangers host Leverkusen at Ibrox.

LASK Linz v Manchester United

Friday, 4:55am AEDT

Manchester United head to the northern Austrian city of Linz for a meeting with LASK in their 8,000 seat stadium. But don’t let that fool you; LASK have won four straight league matches and are six points clear of powerhouse Red Bull Salzburg at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga.

In addition, United has struggled on the road in the Europa League and could also be looking ahead to their FA Cup quarter-final match with Norwich in a week’s time.

On the flip side, United have won six straight against Austrian teams in European competitions and you’d back them to get a result here.

Win-Draw-Win
$4.00 LASK Linz
$3.30 Draw
$1.91 Manchester United

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Rangers v Leverkusen

Friday, 7am AEDT

Leverkusen return to Glasgow for the first time since 2002, when Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid beat them in the Champions League final at Hampden Park.

This time, they’ll be playing at Ibrox, and the German side are flying at the moment, unbeaten in nine games and only eight points behind Bundesliga table toppers Bayern Munich.

Rangers are unbeaten in their last six Europa League matches and welcome back Alfredo Morales ($2.40 Anytime Goalscorer) after a one-match suspension.

Win-Draw-Win
$3.30 Rangers
$3.50 Draw
$2.10 Leverkusen

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Olympiakos v Wolves

Friday, 7am AEDT

Wolves appealed to UEFA to have this game postponed, but instead it will go ahead behind closed doors.

The lack of a home crowd should help the visitors, who have won five of their last seven in Europa League competition.

If the home side get on the board, Moroccan forward Youssef El-Arabi ($3.30 Anytime Goalscorer) might be the one to hit the back of the net. He’s already scored 21 goals in league and European play.

Win-Draw-Win
$3.40 Olympiakos
$3.10 Draw
$2.20 Wolves

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What do you think?