Basel vs Manchester United – UEFA Champions League : Already qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League Manchester United visits Basel in Switzerland this Wednesday…
Despite some slip-ups in the Premier League that have allowed their rivals City to open up a big lead, in the Champions League, United is making a practically flawless campaign.
Mourinho’s team has won their 4 matches in this competition and therefore they have 12 points, occupying the top spot in the group.
That performance has already ensured the team the early qualification for the Champions’ League round of 16, which means their task now is only to consolidate their 1st place,
which also doesn’t seem hard, since the contesting teams haven’t presented real danger to the English’ dominance of the group.
Basel and CSKA have 6 points, which means they are 6 points behind United, and Benfica didn’t manage to get a single point in the competition yet.
Basel could have had an historical qualification for the round of 16 of the Champions League. But on the last round, they were defeated at home by CSKA and the fight for 2nd place is still open.
The team still occupies the 2nd position of the group with 6 points, but only due to the tiebreak criteria, since CSKA also has 6 points at the moment.
Latest results – FC Basel:
18.11.2017 D1 FC Basel 5-1 FC Sion
05.11.2017 D1 FC Basel 1-1 BSC Young Boys
31.10.2017 CL FC Basel 1-2 CSKA Moscow
28.10.2017 D1 FC Zürich 0-0 FC Basel
25.10.2017 Cup FC Rapperswil-Jona 1-2 FC Basel
21.10.2017 D1 FC Basel 2-1 FC Thun
Latest results – Manchester United:
18.11.2017 PR Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle Utd
05.11.2017 PR Chelsea FC 1-0 Manchester United
31.10.2017 CL Manchester United 2-0 SL Benfica
28.10.2017 PR Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham
24.10.2017 LC Swansea City 0-2 Manchester United
21.10.2017 PR Huddersfield 2-1 Manchester United
Basel vs Manchester United – Betting Tip and Prediction:
United, when they played away from home, alternated between some good and bad matches.
Against Benfica, the team had a weak performance and was lucky to come out with a win more due to a stroke of luck than by tactical competence.
However, against CSKA, United did very well and slaughtered the Russians playing in Moscow. On the first match between these two sides, in Manchester, United beat Basel 3-0.
I believe that the victory will be repeated here. The technical difference is abysmal, and Basel’s necessity might give United the room they need.
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