Reasons for betting on Manchester United vs Basel tip
Manchester United is starting their Champions League adventure against a team which pretty much caused the stagnation of the Red Devils in the last several years. They are hosting Basel who eliminated them from the Champions League six years ago. That was also the last time when the fans of United saw Champions League football at Old Trafford.
This is a perfect opportunity for them to set up the scores even, and come back to the elite competition with some style.
Manchester United overview
Red Devils ended their perfect streak of victories this weekend against Stoke City, 2-2.
Manchester United was better throughout the match, but in the end, they just could not score a third of gold. Romelu Lukaku continued his excellent form and scored the fourth goal in four matches in English Premier League. The game against Stoke, was the third in the previous 4 in which we saw over 3.5 goals. But in each 4 events, United have scored at least two goals. Also, the match versus Potter’s snapped 3 game row without an allowed goal for Jose Mourinho’s team. In the latest 7 contest Manchester played, 6 concluded with over 2.5 goals.
The Swiss champions had a rough weekend. They lost at home against Lausanne-Sport, 1-2, after leading at the half time. This was the first defeat after 7 consecutive matches without one. What concerns their fans is the fact that they have allowed at least one goal in the previous 5 games. After solid performances, this last game was a huge setback. Basel plays open games with a lot of goals, and in the prior 8 games, they scored each time. 6 of the last 7 events ended with both teams to score. When looking European competitions, the Swiss team hasn’t been that good away from home.
Head to head matches
United and Basel played 4 games so far. The record is even with one win a piece and two draws. All of these matches were in the Champions League. But the most recent one was pretty significant for Manchester United because, after that one, they were eliminated from the Champions League. Basel defeated them in Switzerland at St. Jakob stadium with 2-1.
Prediction for Manchester United vs Basel tip
The Red Devils are going to look for a strong opening, and above all, they will be looking for revenge. Not many persons in United organization were involved in the match 6 years ago, but the fans were. And they have a lot of bad memories after that event.
So in order to forget that, a strong win of the host is a must here.
The second choice would be United to win, confidently, with a handicap -1.5 goals. The hosts are a better team than Basel, and their offensive capabilities are too much for the Swiss.