Champions League – group stage
start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
history of battle of grandees of English and Swiss football comprises
four matches in which the Mancunians have gained only one victory 15
years ago (2002). But during the decisive 6 round of the group stage
in December 2011 Basel on its St. Jakob-Park had won over practically
undefeated in that time the team of Sir Alexander Ferguson (2:1) and
didn’t let the Mancunians go into the first round of play-off.
is obvious, that the fans of United are still remembering that
nightmare in Basel and the third final place in the group after
Benfica and Basel.
United England (the head coach José Mourinho)
that incredible final result almost 6 years have passed but the
current squad of MU still has 5 football players who were playing or
just included into the bid in December 2011.
are the goalkeeper David de Gea, midfielder Antonio Valencia, Philip
Jones and winger Ashley Young. We are sure that these players are
able to set off the whole modern team of José Mourinho for the
forthcoming game with the champion of Switzerland.
Switzerland (the head coach Raffaello Santi)
previous seasons, irreplaceable champion of all last years back
watered largely in this new national Super League championship. And
here the question is not in such surprising for Basel third place but
in the total sum of scored points. For example, in three last matches
the red and blues have shared the points with Lugano (1:1) and Sion
(1:1) and then on its famous St. Jakob-Park and lost to the weakest
team of the League Lausanne (1:2).
is hard to say what is happening with the champion but with such
results it is difficult for Basel to claim for its leaving the group.
Especially, on the back of English Manchester United and Portuguese
United – 1.15, draw – 7.00, Basel – 15.00;
teams to score NO – odds 1.56 10Bet
Man. United (Asian Handicap -1,5) – odds 1.62 Pinnacle