Manchester United vs Basel
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 12 September 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
Everyone seems to agree that this season’s Manchester United is much-much better than the team that won the Europa League last year. With players like Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic coming in and looking perfectly… harmonious with the rest of the squad from day one, United have started the Premier League season earning ten points in four matches. Up until their last Saturday game at Stoke City they hadn’t conceded, but had scored ten goals in just three matches. Their 2-2 at Stoke makes good sense, considering that even clubs of Stoke’s level in England have the luxury of signing top players, thanks to the… rivers of money coming in from those TV rights.
After what was a very quiet transfer window for Basel, the team started the new season with three wins in their first four games, but they haven’t picked up more than two points in their last three matches, and just last Saturday they lost 2-1 at home to Lausanne Sport. Even so, they are sitting second in the table, level on points with Young Boys, and just one point behind leaders Zurich. They didn’t have to play qualifiers, so this is their first UEFA competition match of the season.
Previous 5 matches:
Stoke City vs Manchester United 2-2
Manchester United vs Leicester City 2-0
Swansea City vs Manchester United 0-4
Manchester United vs West Ham United 4-0
Real Madrid vs Manchester United 2-1
FC Basel vs Lausanne Sport 1-2
Sion vs FC Basel 1-1
FC Basel vs Lugano 1-1
Wettswil-Bonstetten vs FC Basel 0-2
FC Basel vs Grasshopper 3-2
Manchester United’s next game is on Sunday, at home, against Everton in the Premier League. Same day, Basel will be visiting Chiasso in the Swiss Super League.
Manchester United vs Basel: Head to head Stats
Manchester United have hosted Basel twice before, and interestingly, both matches ended in a draw, 1-1 in 2002 and 3-3 in 2011.
Manchester United vs Basel: Prediction
United should win, and, most probably, keep a clean sheet as well.
Manchester United vs Basel: Betting Tips
United’s win pays close to nothing, but combined with a clean sheet their victory goes up to 1.65 betting odds, still not great, but… given the difference in the quality between the two teams, it kind of makes sense.
More UEFA Champions League betting tips and match previews:
- Benfica vs CSKA Moscow
- Bayern Munich vs Anderlecht
- Celtic vs PSG
- Chelsea vs Qarabag FK
- Roma vs Atletico Madrid
- Barcelona vs Juventus
- Olympiakos vs Sporting Lisbon
- FC Porto vs Besiktas
- Feyenoord vs Manchester City
- Liverpool vs Sevilla
- NK Maribor vs Spartak Moscow
- RB Leipzig vs Monaco
- Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli
- Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund