Man Utd v Young Boys Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 27/11/18
Marcello Cossali-Francis (@marcello95cf) previews Manchester United vs BSC Young Boys and provides us with his best bets for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League Group H clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Manchester United v Young Boys Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Venue: Old Trafford
- Channel: BT Sport
Manchester United’s shock 2-1 win in Turin against Juventus has put them in a strong position to qualify, and if Valencia don’t beat Juventus, Mourinho’s men can go through with a win here.
As for their opponents, they sit bottom of the group with just one point and would need to win their last two games, against Juventus in the final game and United here, to even stand a chance of making third and a Europa League place.
Young Boys have been the whipping boys of this group, conceding at least three goals in three of their four games. Their only point so far came at home against Valenica and since their inclusion in the Champions League, they have only ever won two of their 11 away games. On average, they concede 2.8 goals a game away from home in this competition and United will be confident of winning this one at a canter.
United’s revival in the last two months or so seems to have hit another bump in the road, after losing the Manchester derby in disappointing fashion and drawing a blank in a 0-0 draw at home to Palace at the weekend.
They still have a chance of winning the group, however, and given they have Young Boys at home and Valencia away, they should be looking at six points. Juventus play Valencia at home tomorrow and still have Young Boys to play away, so the Old Lady would need to lose one of them for United to stand a chance.
Regardless of form, United are strong favourites at 2/7 and rightly so. This Young Boys side are probably punching above their weight just by being in this competition and their away form would suggest this to be a comfortable United victory.
Jose Mourinho is expected to make changes here after the disappointing 0-0 draw with palace at the weekend. Victor Linedlof suffered an injury against Palace and is unlikely to be involved, whilst Luke Shaw will return to the side after being suspended at the weekend.
Sekou Sanogo is suspended after being sent off in the last round against Valencia. Pedro Teixeira, Jordan Lotomba, Gregory Wuthrich and Guillaume Hoarau are all injury concerns for the away side.
Potential Man United Starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Bailly, Shaw; Fred, Fellaini, Pogba; Lingard, Sanchez, Rashford
Potential Young Boys Starting XI: Ballmoos; Mbabu, Lauper, Bergen, Benito; Sulejmani, Sow, Bertone, Fassnacht; Ngamaleu, Assale
The only game to be played between these two sides was the return fixture in this group back in September, when United won comfortably in Switzerland, 3-0.
- United – 2/7
- Draw – 21/4
- Young Boys – 12/1
United might not be playing particularly brilliant football at the minute and results might not be going the way they would want, but it would be inexcusable for them to drop points here.
Mourinho is expected to make changes and those players will be keen to impress and with the backing of the home faithful, they should win this with ease.
The way to go here would be in the handicap market, and United at 4/5 at -1 looks pretty decent given the opposition. Sanchez is likely to play down the middle and I think, against a weak defence, he should be looking to get on the scoresheet.
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