EUROPA: Champions League – Group Stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Absolutely unusual result was achieved during the traditional derby of the Northern London between Arsenal and Tottenham (2:0). At the same time, in frames of the 12th round of the Premier League new victories were gained by Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea:
Arsenal – Tottenham – 2:0 (Mustafi, Alexis Sánchеz);
Leicester – Manchester City – 0:2 (Jesus, De Bruyne);
Manchester United – Newcastle – 4:1 (Martial, Smalling, Pogba, Lukaku- Gayle);
West Bromwich – Chelsea – 0:4 (Morata, Hazard 2, Alonso);
The change of main opponent
The realities of the current English season demonstrate that now the only leader of the champion’s race Manchester City is moving to the new title all alone:
Manchester City – 34, MU – 26, Chelsea – 25, Tottenham – 23, Liverpool – 22 …
Telling the truth, now the most actual is the battle for the Champions League places, and in the first place, for the vice-champion’s title. And here the Mancunian grandee suddenly experienced the change of the main opponent. Instead of Tottenham that had moved to the shadow, the new opponent of United became Chelsea.
To come to Basel to gain one point
The largest part of this prediction we dedicated to the tournament position of the team of José Mourinho in frames of its national championship. And that is not a surprise!
The Mancunian grandee has resolved all the tournament tasks for 99% in frames of the parallel group tournament of the Champions League. Now the 3-times champion of Europe has 12 points and the closest rivals – Basel Switzerland and CSKA Russia have 6 points each.
This fact means that the team of José Mourinho will be pleased with the goalless draw during the forthcoming meeting that will be held at the famous arena St. Jakob-Park in Basel. In this case, the English grandee will increase the amount of points up to 13 and will become untouchable for main rivals. And all know very well, how the Mancunians can “dry’ the game. And that is why, our choice is obvious.
Basel – 3.80, draw – 3.50, Manchester United –1.95;
Our tip: Total under 2.5 - odds 1.8 SBOBET