Man Utd To Seal Top Spot In Group A With A Champions League Win At Basel

Manchester United only need a point to secure top spot in Group A of the Champions League when they take on Basel but we are backing them to take all three points at St Jakob Park on Wednesday night...

  • Basel have lost three of their past four European games at home
  • United are unbeaten in seven European matches away - Won Five, Drawn Two
  • United have kept 12 clean sheets in 18 in all competitions
Wednesday 22nd November - 7.45pm OddsWon/LostBet
Basel v Manchester United    
Tips Man Utd to win    Best Bet @ 21 / 20  

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United have had their problems of late but they have won all four of their matches in Group A, including a 3-0 success against Basel at Old Trafford, and they are very decent value for the win at 21/20 with Betfred.

Jose Mourinho's men have only lost one of their past sixteen European matches (won twelve, drawn three) and they have gone unbeaten in their past seven on the road (won five, drawn two) so they should be confident of taking all three points against a stuttering Basel.

The Swiss champions are already seven points adrift of Young Boys in their domestic table and they have been very poor in Europe for some time now, albeit they can still qualify for the knockout stages on Wednesday if they win and CSKA lose against Benfica.

That is a big 'if' though as Basel have only won two of their past nine European matches on home soil (drawn three, lost four), losing three of the past four in the process.
Match Odds:

A Narrow United Win

Basel, who are without the suspended Taulant Xhaka, will do well to beat United in this one and they will struggle to break down a well-drilled away defence, although it is worth noting that Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are still injury doubts for the visitors.

United have kept 12 clean sheets in their last 18 outings in all competitions so there could be some value in the 23/10 for a United win to nil (Bet Victor), while the away side to win 1-0 can be backed at 13/2 (Betfair).

It is the United win in the outright market which looks a solid option and we'll back them for all three points.
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Posted: Tuesday, 21st November 2017
Author: Chris Knight

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