Manchester United vs Basel 1893
UEFA Champions League Group-stage – Season 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 12th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Manchester United is hosting Basel at Old Trafford at Old Trafford – one of the easiest fixture for the hosts when it comes to the group stage of UEFA Champions League.
Last year’s champions of the inferior UEFA competition are starting their Champions League campaign in the group stage.
Their team seems to be in an excellent shape. It has been greatly improved by the valuable reinforcement such as Lukaku from Everton and Matic from Chelsea. With 4 goals, Lukaku is their top scorer in the Premier League, where Manchester is currently the first-ranked. He started scoring goals basically since the moment he put on the Red Devils’ jersey.
A great deal is expected of the Manchester team, as they are the favourites for finishing the group stage at the top of the table.
They are coming from a loss in Swiss Super League, where they are currently the third-ranked. As last year’s champions in Switzerland, they too got the privilege to start the Champions League competition in the group stage. Last year, they failed to pass through the group stage in which their opponents were Arsenal, PSG, and Ludogorets.
Manchester United vs Basel 1893: Head to head
The two met 4 times in total, that is, in two seasons of the Champions League (2002/2003 and 2011/2012). They have one win respectively, and twice their duels ended with a draw. Both of the draws happened at Old Trafford. Each of their encounters saw both teams scoring.
Manchester United vs Basel 1893: Prediction
For a year, no one has been able to defeat the Red Devils at home. We expect of them to easily gain three points from this fixture, while scoring at least three goals.
Manchester United vs Basel 1893: Bet Tips
Total goals by home team over 2.5 @ 1.88 – William Hill
HT / FT – 1/1 @ 1.53 – Bet365.