Manchester United vs Young Boys: prediction for the Champions league fixture
Manchester United welcome Young Boys to Old Trafford on Wednesday, December 8 in the final round of the Champions League group stages. We made predictions for this game, which you can find below.
In the last round of the Champions League group stage, Manchester United defeated Villarreal. Before that, MU recorded two victories and a draw, and lost only once - to Young Boys in their first outing. The Red Devils are guaranteed to finish top of the group.
The Red Devils aren't doing so well in the domestic tournaments. They were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham, and recently fired head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the club's poor streak in the Premier League. The new manager Ralf Rangnick made his debut in the last round - Man United got a narrow win over Crystal Palace (1:0).
After 15 rounds, the Red Devils are 6th in the log with 24 points from 7 victories and 3 draws. Manchester United have scored and conceded the same number of goals (25).
Varane, Pogba, Cavani, Lingard, Martial and Shaw have been ruled out of this fixture.
Young Boys got into the Champions League group stage through qualifiers, where the Yellow-blacks prevailed over Slovan Bratislava, CFR Cluj, and Ferencvaros. In the first round of the group stage, the Swiss team created a sensation by beating Manchester United, however, this remained their only victory. In the last match, Young Boys recorded a high-scoring draw with Atalanta (3:3).
In the Swiss Super League, David Wagner's charges have earned 25 points from 7 victories and 4 draws. These results put them in 4th place in the standings. In the last two rounds, YB defeated Lugano (3:1) before losing to Servette (1:2).
Young Boys have a long list of injuries: Nsame, Ballmoos, Zesiger, Fassnacht, Monteiro, Camara, and Kangaare unavailable for the visitors.
The hosts won 2 of the last 3 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
Goals were scored in both halves in 2 of Man United' last 4 games.
The hosts have nothing at stake here, but the new manager will want to keep the momentum and will motivate his men to go forward. The Red Devils have superior quality and the support of the stands, so they should deliver an exciting performance.
Our prediction - total over 3 goals
Prediction: Total over 3 goals
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We believe that Young Boys will put up a good fight, but Manchester United are a better team and should get a confident victory here.
Second bet - Manchester United to win by 2 goals