Basel vs Manchester United – 101 Great Goals prediction: Basel 1-3 Man United
Boosted by the return of their long-term absentees, Manchester United will be looking to pick up where they left off on Saturday.
The Red Devils have been far from their best away from Old Trafford this season but can start to put that right on Wednesday night.
Basel v Manchester United football betting tips
Manchester United are heavy favourites for the win at 1/1.
Basel are rated 3/1 to win on home turf.
Marcus Rashford, who did not score against Newcastle, is 6/1 to claim the first goal.
Basel vs Man United: Champions League preview
Manchester United take on Swiss champions Basel on Wednesday night.
Despite winning all four of their group A matches, Jose Mourinho’s side are yet to seal qualification to the round of 16.
A draw against Basel would confirm their progress, although they’d also qualify if they lost and CSKA Moscow failed to beat bottom side Benfica in the group’s other game.
Man United back to their best
Manchester United looked to be back to their best in the second half of their Premier League match against Newcastle on Saturday. A shaky start saw the Red Devils go 1-0 down early on before going on to win 4-1.
Paul Pogba returned with a goal and an assist, while Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku also netted in the win which keeps United 2nd in the table.
Basel recorded their first win in four matches on Saturday, coming from behind to beat Sion 5-1 at home.
Michael Lang, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Renato Steffen and Kevin Bua (2) all scored for for Raphael Wicky’s side.
United won the reverse fixture 3-0 at Old Trafford in September. Marouane Fellaini, Lukaku and Marcos Rashford scored the goals.
Basel team news v Man United
Ricky van Wolfswinkel has returned to training following a broken foot. The former Norwich striker will be assessed ahead of kick-off.
Alexander Fransson also has a foot injury and is a doubt, while Germano Vailati is expected to miss out with a shoulder injury.
Midfielder Taulant Xhaka (Granit’s brother) will serve a one-match ban after picking up the maximum number of yellow cards.
Man United team news v Basel
Phil Jones is a doubt after picking up a thigh injury while on international duty.
A leg problem kept fellow centre-back out against Newcastle. The Ivorian is also a doubt for the match.
Long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pogba and Marcos Rojo are all in contention. Pogba played 70 minutes on Saturday, while Ibrahimovic came off the bench for the last quarter of an hour.
Rojo was an unused substitute and is likely to see some action on Wednesday.