Manchester United vs. Istanbul Basaksehir Match preview
Manchester United are aiming to avenge when they will be welcoming Istanbul Basaksehir to Old Trafford on Tuesday night in the Champions League.
The Red Devils suffered 2-1 defeat away to Basaksehir in the reverse match earlier this month, but they still remain top of Group H, tying points with second-placed RB Leipzig.
The back-to-back wins over Paris Saint-Germain and Leipzig towards the end of October, placed United in better position to qualify for the last 16 stage in Champions League.
A win for the Red Devils on Tuesday would leave them in a strong spot.
The United will enter this game after defeating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday night, Bruno Fernandes penalty spot ensured three points to Solskjaer’s side.
Manchester United vs. Istanbul Basaksehir Match Facts
- Manchester United have featured in three UEFA champions League matches this season, won twice and lost once.
- The Red Devils have registered just a single clean-sheet of the last three UEFA Champions’ matches this season.
- Istanbul Basaksehir has failed to register any clean-sheet in all three UEFA Champions’ matches this season.
- Istanbul have featured in three UEFA Champions’ matches this season, won once and lost the rest.
- United has won the home match in UEFA Champions League this season.
- Basaksehir has failed to win away in the UEFA Champions League this season.
Manchester United vs. Istanbul Basaksehir Head to Head
These teams have faced each other once previously, in the reverse fixture in the UEFA Champions’ League group stage this season.
Basaksehir won 2-1 over united. Demba Ba opened scoring in 13’, Edin Visca netting the second for host and Antony Martial pulled a consolation for the Red Devils.
All the goals were recorded in the first-half.
Manchester United News
The Red Devils will miss the services of Phil Jones and Luke Shaw at defence spot for Tuesday’s contest, while Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly remain doubts.
It is a boost for United as they welcome back both Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood, and it would be a Solskjaer’s task to decide whether to hand a starting role as prepares to shuffle his squad.
Axel Tuanzebe could come into the XI for this match and replace the struggling Victor Lindelof who has had a back problem in recent weeks.
Anthony Martial is likely to feature through the middle which may again see Edinson Cavani on the bench, while David de Gea should keep Dean Henderson out in goal, despite featuring in the reverse game in Turkey.
Istanbul Basaksehir Team News
Junior Caicara and Enzo Crivelli remain on the sidelines for Basaksehir nursing injuries, but the visitors are in superb form heading into the European contest.
Right-back Rafael returns to Old Traford, while former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is expected to feature in the lineup for the Turkish champions against Solskjaer’s side.
Ba, who opened the scoring in the reverse game in Istanbul, could again be the lone striker in their usual formation, with Edin Visca and Deniz Turuc providing support wide positions.
Manchester United vs. Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
The Red Devils are aiming to secure back-to-back wins at Old Trafford in all competitions, and to gain revenge on Basaksehir. The visitors wouldn’t let it slip that easily and they will ensure things are difficult for United, but we expect Solskjaer’s men to put a third Champions League win of the season on the board.
Goals – Over 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounter, therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be recorded putting in mind Basaksehir won’t let it just slip.
We expect goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
Betway are backing the goals with 1.51 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.56.
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