By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 18th September 2018
On Wednesday 19th September, at the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf, Berne at 20:00 live on BT Sport 2, Manchester United will face off against Young Boys from Switzerland, with all eyes on Jose Mourinho’s men.
Young Boys vs Man United: Odds and Predictions
Jose Mourinho’s men are 7/10 favourites for victory in what could be a tricky away clash against Gerardo Seoane’s runaway Swiss Super League leaders. United have won just four of their last 15 away games in the Champions League, but the Red Devil’s will be hopeful to clinch a win with the attacking players they possess. key to a potential victory will be dynamic duo Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba. Lukaku’s technicality in the box is fearsome, and we’ve tipped him to be on the score sheet with odds of 7/2. His link-up play with Pogba will be crucial in providing United with attacking opportunities on the counter. Meanwhile, the hosts are 15/4 match betting outsiders in the Young Boys vs Man Utd predictions, despite having won all six of their league games this season, while the draw is priced up as a 14/5 pick. Key player Guillaume Hoarau will be their main threat, and he is our pick to score, trading at 6/1.
Young Boys vs Man United predictions: Head to head
Young Boys and Manchester United are meeting for the first time, but with the attacking outlets United possess, we’ve tipped the match to finish in their favour. Meanwhile, if Young Boys are to take anything away from this game and create history, they will need to shore up defensively, and counter efficiently.
Young Boys vs Man United betting tips: Prediction, best bet, scorer
Predicted score: Man Utd to win @ 7/10 United may never have crossed paths with Young Boys before, but the travails they’ve encountered on recent trips to Switzerland mean there will be little room for complacency. A strong Old Trafford outfit featuring Pogba, Lukaku and Marcus Rashford lost 1-0 in Basel, the second time in succession they’d been beaten at St Jakob-Park, yet all evidence points to the Red Devil’s triumphing over Young Boys, tipping them to win as part of our Young Boys vs Man United predictions. Having kept three successive clean sheets at the start of the season, Gerardo Seoane’s shut out just one of their subsequent seven foes, shipping twice to Lucerne, Biel-Bienne, Neuchatel Xamax and most recently FC Schaffhausen during that sequence. This should be enough for United to win, and we’ve made them our pick to win as part of our Young Boys vs Man United predictions.Best Bet:Man Utd to win and both teams to score @ 12/5 Reds line leader Lukaku will doubtless be many people’s idea of a sure-fire anytime scorer winner at 11/10 in the Young Boys vs Man United odds. The Belgian goal machine ran amok in two Europa League encounters with the hosts while at Everton in 2014/15, scoring five times, including a hat-trick at Wankdorf. Veteran French striker Guillaume Hoarau also bagged on the latter occasion but is worth overlooking at 15/8 among the anytime home scorer odds in favour of 16/5 tip Christian Fassnacht, who is the club’s joint-top league marksman alongside him this term. For those in search of greater value, looking towards likely set-piece threats for United is the ploy, with the hosts showing a weakness defending crosses in recent outings, making the Red Devil’s our pick to win as part of our Young Boys vs Man United predictions. Predicted scorer: Chris Smalling to score first @ 25/1 Marouane Fellaini’s anytime scorer odds of 19/5 hold plenty of appeal, but at 9/1 anytime scorer or 25/1 in the first goalscorer betting, Chris Smalling brings even more interest. The towering Englishman’s strike against Watford last time out was his fourth in his last eight away matches for his club.
Young Boys vs Man United stats: Opta
- Young Boys have won just one of their previous six matches against a side from England (D1 L4), although that victory did come at home in a 3-2 win over Tottenham in the first leg of the 2010/11 Champions League qualifying encounter.
- Despite being eliminated in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, Young Boys’ last home game in the European Cup/Champions League was a victory against Real Madrid in a first round tie (1-0 in September 1986).