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Manchester United vs Young Boys betting tips: UEFA Champions League match preview and predictions

Manchester United vs Young Boys prediction: Manchester United 3-0 Young Boys

Struggling in the league but almost there in the Champions League.

A victory could carry Manchester United through to the round of 16 if the other result goes their way.

Young Boys are yet to win a Champions League group game and should not provide much resistance.

Surely this’ll be a home win, won’t it?

TURIN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 07: Victor Lindelof of Manchester United celebrates at the full time whistle after the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Juventus and Manchester United at Juventus Stadium on November 7, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Young Boys: Who will win?

Manchester United are overwhelming favourites at 2/7 to claim victory.

A draw, which would be a disastrous result for José Mourinho’s side, is 9/2.

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A seemingly unthinkable Young Boys victory is 9/1.

Just as happened in the reverse fixture, Manchester United to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/6.

Man Untied to win and keep a clean sheet is evens.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Jesse Lingard of Manchester United runs with the ball past Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 24, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Romelu Lukaku is in the midst of a goal drought but will lead the line. He’s 10/3 to score first and 10/11 to net anytime.

Guillaume Hoarau is Young Boys’ record goalscorer of all time with 98 goals. He’s 10/1 to break the deadlock and 14/5 to score at Old Trafford.

Manchester United vs Young Boys: Match preview

Manchester United’s disappointing start to their Premier League campaign continues.

10 points from a possible 12 which featured wins over Newcastle, Everton and Bournemouth, as well as a draw at Chelsea, made it feel as though they were back on track.

However, before the international break, they were outclassed in the Manchester derby going down 3-1 at the Etihad.

They had a chance to get back on track on Saturday as they hosted a really struggling Crystal Palace.

However, Mourinho’s men were very poor mustering just 5 shots on target in a drab goalless draw.

That means they’ve got 21 points from 13 league games and are 14 points behind the league leaders.

It’s also their worst start to a league season for 28 years.

However, they’re in a good position to get through this Champions League group.

Two goals from Paul Pogba and one from Anthony Martial in Bern got the ball rolling on matchday 1.

Then, they were held to a disappointing goalless draw by Valencia before losing 1-0 at home to Juventus.

Nevertheless, their campaign came to life in Turin on matchday 4.

Two goals in the last 4 minutes saw them come from behind to beat the Serie A champions 2-1; a famous night.

If they win and Valencia fail to beat Juve, then the Red Devils can start planning for the round of 16.

Sounds simple; will it be simple?

BERN, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Anthony Martial of Manchester United thanks to the fans after the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between BSC Young Boys and Manchester United at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on September 19, 2018 in Bern, Switzerland. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

Can Young Boys get a famous result?

Young Boys shouldn’t be too difficult an opponent to beat.

Last season, they won the Swiss Super League title for the first time in 32 years; ending Basel’s recent dominance.

They then defeated Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 in the play-off round to qualify for the group stages for the very first time.

However, they’ve found it tough since then.

That 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United was followed by a defeat by the same scoreline in Turin.

Gerardo Seoane’s side did get off the mark in the home game with Valencia; Guillaume Hoarau’s penalty earning a 1-1 draw.

However, last time out, they were beaten 3-1 in the reverse fixture at the Mestalla to leave them rock bottom on just 1 point.

Defeat at Old Trafford would ensure they finish bottom of this group.

They’ve been in tremendous form domestically though.

They’ve won 12 of their 14 league matches, losing just once, and are a staggering 14 points clear of second already.

On Saturday, they beat Lugano 1-0 at home.

Can they take that domestic form to Manchester and cause a huge upset?

Manchester United team news vs Young Boys

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Anthony Martial celebrates with teammates Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford on October 28, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s starting XI has been difficult to predict this season with José Mourinho still trying to find his best team.

David de Gea, as always is the number 1 but he’s been busier than usual.

He’s made 44 saves in the Premier League so far; only 4 goalkeepers have made more.

That’s despite being behind a settled centre-back pairing of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelöf.

However, it will be broken up here.

Mourinho confirmed on Tuesday that Victor Lindelöf will be out for a ‘long period of time’.

Phil Jones could come in and start for the first time since 25 September.

There were also changes at full-back on Saturday.

With Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia all struggling for fitness, Matteo Darmian made his first appearance since the opening day victory over Leicester.

The more direct football they can play with Marouane Fellaini in the side should see the Belgian recalled.

Paul Pogba went off injured at the weekend but it should be nothing serious.

Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata were both underwhelming against Palace so Alexis Sánchez will come back in.

But not through the middle, because despite the fact his last goal was on 15 September, Romelu Lukaku will be given another chance to end that here.

This squad really should have more than enough to beat Young Boys comfortably.

Young Boys team news vs Manchester United

The Wankdorf Stadium, belonging to Young Boys

BERN, SWITZERLAND – FEBRUARY 19: A general view of the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between BSC Young Boys and Everton FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on February 19, 2015 in Bern, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

For Young Boys, goalkeeper David von Ballmoos has kept 7 clean sheets this season but none of them have come in his 5 European appearances

First choice centre-back Gregory Wüthrich is out with a tear in the abductor muscle so Sandro Lauper will come in.

Right-back Kevin Mbabu is making a name for himself after an unsuccessful spell at Newcastle.

Djibril Sow is another young star in midfield.

On the left, it’s a straight choice between Moumi Ngamaleu and Miralem Sulejmani as to who’ll start.

The latter’s winning goal on Saturday should be enough to see him get the nod.

Their front two are the only two who’ve scored in the Champions League so far.

Roger Assalé scored in Valencia; Guillaume Hoarau in the home game with the Spanish side.

Hoarau is Young Boys’ record goalscorer so can he get his 99th for the club here?

Manchester United should swat this team aside with some ease.

Predicted Manchester United team vs Young Boys

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The latest tweets from Manchester United pre Young Boys

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.


Back Manchester United to beat Young Boys at 25/1!!!!