Manchester United vs. FC Basel: Champions League – Match Preview

Manchester United welcome FC Basel to Old Trafford on Tuesday as they return to the Champions League.

United have made a solid start to the campaign, winning three and drawing one of their first four league games.

They were held to a 2-2 draw away at Stoke City on the weekend, despite another Romelu Lukaku goal.

FC Basel have made a surprisingly slow start to their domestic campaign and were beaten on the weekend.

Despite Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s opener, they were beaten at home by the division’s bottom side Lausanne.

Team news
Both of United’s first choice central defenders are banned, meaning Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof will start.

Ander Herrera and Matteo Darmian are both set to drop out having featured against Stoke City.

Marouane Fellaini missed the draw away to Stoke with a calf injury and he remains a doubt.

FC Basel have changed to a 3-5-2 formation this campaign, meaning Van Wolfswinkel will be partnered by Kevin Bua.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Blind; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku
FC Basel (3-5-2): Vaclik; Balanta, Suchy, Akanji; Lang, Elyounoussi, Xhaka, Zuffi, Riveros; Bua, Van Wolfswinkel

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (1/5 with Betfred)

Correct Score: 2-1 (10/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Marcus Rashford (6/5 with Betfred)

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