After a disappointing start to the Premier League, Manchester United switch their focus on the Champions League this week. The match schedules for Wednesday at the Basaksehir Faith Terim Stadium with kickoff at 8:55 pm.
Red Devils head into the match after two wins in Group H so far and are six points better off than their Wednesday opponents. Basaksehir has had a rough start in Group H with two losses already.
It was a fantastic start to their European campaign following their 2-1 away win to Paris Saint-Germaine. It followed with a 5-1 thrashing of side RB Leipzig that saw Marcus Rashford net a hattrick.
Ole Gunnar expected to hold the same steam heading back into the Premier League against Arsenal’s rivals at Old Trafford. The same diamond formation seemed not to work for Gunnar, which ended in a 1-0 loss to Arsenal. The loss marked the Gunner’s first win at Old Trafford since 2006.
On the other hand, the Red Devils currently have only seven points from their opening six matches. It puts pressure for Ole Gunnar to shake off the defeat this Wednesday at the Fatih Terim Stadium.
Basaksehir remains the only Turkish side in the competition yet to net a goal so far in the competition. The side lost 2-0 to RB Leipzig and PSG in their first two opening matches.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have never met at this point in the competition in their recent histories. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Konyaspor 1-2 Basaksehir
Basaksehir 0-2 PSG
Basaksehir 5-1 Antalyaspor
RB Leipzig 2-0 Basaksehir
Trabzonspor 0-2 Basaksehir
Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal
Manchester United 5-0 RB Leipzig
PSG 1-2 Manchester United
Newcastle 1-4 Manchester United
Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham
Instanbul Basaksehir Team News
The squad named forms the second oldest average starting XI in the Champions League this term behind only Olympiacos. There are boasts of experience in Demba Ba, Martin Skrtel, and Nacer Chadli. However, Chadli is nursing an injury and might not feature soon against United.
Manchester United Team News
Ole Gunnar insisted on carrying on with the diamond formation that accommodates Fred, McTominay, Pogba, and Fernandes despite their loss to Arsenal. H might switch up to include Van de Beek and Matic in the twist.
Prediction and Odds
Basakehir is yet to collect a point in the Champions League, and we expect the same this Wednesday.
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