Omonia vs Manchester United: Predicted lineup, team news, predictions – Europa League

Omonia vs Manchester United: Predicted lineup, team news, predictions - Europa League

Omonia will host Manchester United on Thursday night in the Europa League and the Red Devils will look to extend their winning run.

Man United bounced back from the Real Sociedad defeat at home after they beat Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 in Moldova before the international break.

The Red Devils will look to extend their winning run to two games against Omonia, who have lost their opening two Europa League games to Sheriff Tiraspol and Real Sociedad.

Manchester United Team News

Harry Maguire missed last weekend’s 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad due to a hamstring injury he suffered while on international duty with England.

United’s injury list has taken another shape after Raphael Varane was hauled off before half-time with a foot injury, that some outlets have described as not ‘severe’ as first thought.

Both centre-backs are expected to miss the Thursday trip to Cyprus to face Omonia and will focus on their recovery.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has missed United’s last two games against Sheriff and Man City and hasn’t returned to training this week. Should he miss Wednesday’s training, he would be on the brink of missing three games in a row with an injury.

Raphael Varane Manchester United Omonia

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial made their returns from injury against Manchester City. The latter scored a late brace but the former, who started the game, went blank and underperformed.

Erik ten Hag will further give updates on his team on Wednesday, and therein he would reveal the latest fitness on his players.

Predicted Starting Lineup

Casemiro came on in the second half after a horrid display from Scott McTominay, like the rest of his team-mates, against Manchester City, and performed brilliantly and is now in contention to start on Thursday in a bid to blend well into the team ahead of his anticipated first Premier League start against Everton.

Cristiano Ronaldo is also likely to start the game after he was left on the bench against Manchester City last weekend. The Portuguese star was on target against Sheriff Tiraspol before the international break.

With Aaron Wan-Bissaka still out injured, Diogo Dalot, who has started all of United’s opening nine games in all competitions.

David de Gea could sit this one out, having started in all of United’s matches in all competitions so far.

GK: Tom Heaton
DF: Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw
MF: Casemiro, Fred, Eriksen
FW: Antony, Ronaldo, Martial

Fred performed well upon his cameo against Manchester City and could be in the lineup on Thursday, just as he was against Sheriff Tiraspol. Both Casemiro and Fred partnership could be interesting to watch, given how the pair bossed the midfield for Brazil in the recently concluded international break.

Predictions

Manchester United to Win

United are the favourites to get all three points in Cyprus. They have won five from their last seven matches, which hint they are in a decent run of form.

Over 2.5 goals

Omonia have scored six goals in their last two league matches but fell short against Real Sociedad and Sheriff, although they managed a goal against the former. In total, they have scored eight goals in five matches, averaging 1.6 goals per game. United have scored eight goals in their last three matches with an average of 2.6 goals per game. This clash has more than three goals written all over it.

Both teams to score YES

With Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane out injured and second choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton more likely to start, the home side could get a consolation goal and their recent games prove they are a decent goal scoring side.