Manchester United will host Swiss side Young Boys on Tuesday night in a crucial UEFA Champions League clash.
Three points will see United qualify for the last 16, providing Group H leaders Juventus beat Valencia, but Young Boys won’t go down without a fight knowing a win is needed to keep their hopes of Europa League football alive.
It looks like Jose Mourinho will be without Victor Lindelof, who sustained a thigh injury at the weekend in the dreadful scoreless draw against Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace. However, the manager should be handed a boost with Luke Shaw returning to the squad from suspension.
The last time both teams faced one another, two months ago, marked their first competitive encounter. United were victorious visitors winning 3-0 at the Stade de Suisse, which should give Mourinho’s men a lift for the home fixture.
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That said, United have been woeful at home this season and prior to the game on Tuesday night, Juan Mata has called on his teammates to make Old Trafford a fortress again, as per The Mirror.
Date: Tuesday, November 27
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United’s last Champions League outing saw a memorable comeback win over Juventus in Turin, and only Bayern Munich and Schalke have conceded fewer goals than the Reds in this year’s competition which is a complete contrast to the Premier League, where we’re leaking a ridiculous amount goals.
Young Boys, however, are currently leading the Swiss Super League, but the standard is shown up by their position in Group H of the Champions League where they sit bottom.
Betting via Oddschecker
Man Utd: 2/7 – Bet365
Draw: 9/2 – Sky Bet
Young Boys: 11/1 – Ladbrokes
United are so inconsistent at the moment it’s difficult to predict what sort of team will show up, but that said we really shouldn’t be struggling to beat this Young Boys side. The same was said about Crystal Palace, who the Reds were unable to break down at the weekend, though Mourinho will be desperate for his side to maintain their impression form in this competition.
We can expect goals given Young Boys have conceded ten in just four Champions League games this season, so we’re going to predict a 4-1 win for United. A response is needed after that result last weekend.