Manchester United took control of the race for second place in the Premier League with their 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday, but must now turn their attention to the Champions League and a tricky second leg against Sevilla, having drawn the first game in Andalusia 0-0 last month. United’s failure to score an away goal is the biggest threat to their prospects of joining Manchester City and Liverpool in the draw for the last eight, with Sevilla having proved how dangerous they can be in the group stage when they twice came from behind to earn draws against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
It would be easy to look at the Spanish league table and write them off – they are a distant fifth, 11 points behind Valencia – but it must be remembered that before United won the Europa League last season, Sevilla won that competition three years in a row. United are 8/15 with Ladbrokes to qualify and few will back against them, but they may well need to rely on another strong performance from David De Gea.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|