Young Boys v Man Utd Champions League preview and tips

21:00 Wed 19 Sep
Champions League
Units: 1/5
Odds: --100

Young Boys were runaway winners of the Swiss league last season and now take their place in the Champions League this time around, with the team amassing 84 points to triumph by a fifteen-point margin.

It has taken the Swiss champions six attempts to reach the group stage of the competition, although a narrow 3-2 aggregate victory over Dinamo Zagreb means that they now have an attractive opener against a Manchester United team who don’t look convincing at the moment.

The Red Devils have made a stuttering start to their domestic campaign, losing 3-2 at Brighton before a 3-0 reverse at home to Tottenham, although they looked more in the groove against Burnley when winning 2-0 and it’s clear that Romelu Lukaku is in scoring form.

Jose Mourinho has already won the Europa League with Manchester United and will now hope to emulate his successes at Porto and Internazionale where he was able to land the Champions League title when the odds were stacked against him.

Last season, the Red Devils lost in Switzerland when being on the receiving end of a 1-0 scoreline against Basel, although that result came when qualification was safe and the visitors might well have too much class for their opposite numbers.

Young Boys were unable to beat Dinamo at home in qualifying and this will be a tougher assignment against a United side who could well field Marcus Rashford considering he looked good on international duty and had to sit out the recent trip to Watford due to suspension.

Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez are others to watch out for, with the defence still open to question although Luke Shaw has been in good form in the left back position and can continue to rove forward here.

Manchester United to win @ 1.70 with bet365

Team News

Young Boys: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man Utd: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 26
    David von Ballmoos
  • 23
    Loris Benito
  • 05
    Steve von Bergen
  • 04
    Mohamed Ali Camara
  • 43
    Kevin Mbabu
  • 07
    Miralem Sulejmani
  • 35
    Sekou Junior Sanogo
  • 08
    Djibril Sow
  • 16
    Christian Fassnacht
  • 17
    Roger Assalé
  • 99
    Guillaume Hoarau
  • 01
    David De Gea
  • 20
    Diogo Dalot
  • 12
    Chris Smalling
  • 02
    Victor Nilsson-Lindelof
  • 23
    Luke Shaw
  • 17
  • 31
    Nemanja Matic
  • 06
    Paul Pogba
  • 11
    Anthony Martial
  • 09
    Romelu Lukaku
  • 10
    Marcus Rashford