Betting: Manchester United 8/1 to win at Celta Vigo

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Jose Mourinho's men are three games from winning the Europa League and Paddy Power have upped the price on them to overcome the first hurdle

Manchester United mean Celta Vigo for the first time ever this Thursday in the Europa League semi-final, and are the favourites to take big steps forward with a win at Estadio de Balaídos.

The task at hand may seem simpler than it really is but the reality is that, despite the danger posed in attack by Eduardo Berizzo’s men, Jose Mourinho’s side possess too much quality for onlookers to contemplate hope of an upset.

With that in mind, a United win - last available at 7/5 (2.4) - has been upped to 8/1 (9.0) for new Paddy Power customers.

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To take advantage of this big price boost, simply register using the link provided, back the away side to win at the usual odds shown on site and if they do so, then your returns will be topped up at the final whistle. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.

The Red Devils will be aware that a win in Vigo is within their reach, conscious that that will smooth their path to the final where they will seek to win the Europa League - the only major trophy they have yet to win in their history.

Of course, pundits will be tempted to point here that the real prize from winning the tournament will be re-entry to the Champions League next season, and Mourinho’s men will be confident against their hosts on Thursday. United have displayed a solidity about them that perfectly suits the knockout stages of the competition and, though they overcame Anderlecht with somewhat more difficulty than had been expected in the last round, still can count on a very stable defence.

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Eric Bailey and Paul Pogba look ready to return to the team, coming as a big boost as the Old Trafford outfit seek their ninth straight win in the tournament. The chances of that seem yet more likely given Celta have lost their last three encounters against English teams, with their last win arriving against Aston Villa at the turn of the century in 2000.

United should find a lot of joy against a backline that has looked far from convincing with Marcus Rashford in particular sharpening his claws, making odds of 8/1 (9.0) a perfect way to back the favourites here.

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