Manchester United v Basel Tips and Betting Offers, Champions League, Tuesday 12th September 2017
Manchester United are back in the Champions League, but will their summer spending help them to challenge for the trophy? For all Jose Mourinho’s bluster, he’s not made the final of this competition since 2010 with Inter Milan. Can the Portuguese change that this season, or will this side suffer as many other English sides have in Europe in recent years? With the Europa League under their belt already, could United be about to kick off a successful campaign?
Manchester United v Basel Betting Tips and Offers
- Manchester United and over 2.5 goals at 3/4 with Coral
- Manchester United to win 3-0 at 13/2 with Betfair
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The bookies certainly think United are going to win this clash, as they’re priced up at 1/6 with Coral for the points. Meanwhile, the draw here is available at 5/1 with Ladbrokes. The away side are a huge 17/1 with BetVictor to take the points, so clearly they don’t have much of a chance at Old Trafford.
Basel have troubled English sides in recent years, including Chelsea and Liverpool, but they’re going to struggle against this United side. The strength and power that Mourinho has at his disposal makes them a scary prospect, and they’re probably the best equipped English side to make a challenge in this competition.
The fact that United have such a straightforward group does help, as they can slowly warm up in Europe. They shouldn’t need to get out of second gear against Basel, this game is likely to go the same way as the Red Devils’ Premier League clashes so far. Having looked comfortable in their opening three matches, we see United flying past Basel on Tuesday.
The way in which United hit four against West Ham and Swansea showed a new look United. This team is capable of creating chances, and bullying teams in defence. The Red Devils should keep that run up when they host the Swiss side this week, as we can see at least three goals from the Premier League outfit. We’re backing a home in this one, but we also see over 2.5 goals in the match. Those two combined can be backed at 3/4 with Coral, which we think is a great price.
We also think United will keep a clean sheet, so those three goals are set to come from Jose Mourinho’s side. Given their strong start to the season, a 3-0 win for the Red Devils certainly wouldn’t surprise us. In fact, it seems like great value at 13/2 with Betfair, so we’re making that correct score prediction our second tip in this clash. After racking up 10 goals in their opening three Premier League games, a comfortable win for United seems inevitable.