Thursday's football tips: Arsenal and United can claim Europa League victories
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There is plenty of Premier League interest in the Europa League quarter-finals with Arsenal taking on Czech champions Slavia Prague at the Emirates and Manchester United locking horns with La Liga opponents Granada in Andalusia.
In the other last-eight clashes Ajax will be looking to establish a first-leg lead at home to Roma, while Dinamo Zagreb face off with Unai Emery's Villarreal in the Croatian capital.
Today's best football bets
Bets to be placed by 6pm
Lyon to beat Red Star
East Fife to beat Dumbarton
Arsenal to beat Slavia Prague
Man Utd to beat Granada
The 2019 Europa League final was an all-English affair and there is a good chance of a Premier League presence in Gdansk next month as both Arsenal and Manchester United look capable of quarter-final first-leg victories against Slavia Prague and Granada.
Elsewhere Lyon can advance to the French Cup quarter-finals with an away win at third-tier Red Star and Scottish League One strugglers Dumbarton could be plunged into deeper trouble by a defeat at home to mid-table East Fife. The fourfold pays more than 5-1 with Hills.
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Granada v Manchester United
BT Sport 2, 8pm
Manchester United have posted away victories over Sociedad (4-0) and Milan (1-0) in the Europa League knockout stages and should be too strong for La Liga hosts Granada, who have lost their last three matches.
Man Utd to win
Arsenal v Slavia Prague
BT Sport 1, 8pm
Arsenal were woeful in their 3-0 loss at home to Liverpool on Saturday but they can respond with a high-scoring victory over injury-hit Slavia Prague, who have travelled to north London with only one recognised central defender.
Arsenal to win and both teams to score
Bet of the day
Man Utd to beat Granada - BT Sport 2, 8pm
Manchester United have racked up 15 away wins in all competitions and look a solid bet to overcome Europa League debutants Granada, who may be short of confidence after last Saturday's 3-0 La Liga loss at home to Villarreal.
Goalscorer bet of the day
Arsenal v Slavia Prague – BT Sport 1, 8pm
Depleted Slavia Prague are going line up at the Emirates with a makeshift defence and a backup goalkeeper (first choice Ondrej Kolar is absent) and their deficiencies could be seized upon by Alexandre Lacazette, who has notched three times in his last six appearances.
Alexandre Lacazette to score the first goal
Stat of the day
Granada v Manchester United – BT Sport 2, 8pm
Manchester United have lost just one of their last 14 away fixtures.
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