Manchester United sealed progression to the Champions League round of 16 on matchday 5 thanks to a 2-0 win over Villarreal in Spain. Now, new (interim) manager Ralf Rangnick leads the Red Devils up against Young Boys with the chance to finish off the Champions League group stage in style.
Manchester United vs Young Boys Match Preview
In September, Young Boys came from behind to defeat Manchester United 2-1 in Bern. Since then, the Swiss club has picked up just one point and go into the fixture on Wednesday night with four points from 15 on offer. Young Boys cannot qualify for the round of 16. However, a win and Atalanta loss to Villarreal would send Young Boys into the Europa League playoffs.
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjar’s sacking, Manchester United are unbeaten in four straight games. They claimed wins over Villarreal, Arsenal, and Crystal Palace, while drawing with Chelsea. The immediate boost of sacking Solskjaer has led to results.
Young Boys are on a dreadful run of form with just two of their last 11 matches ending in wins. Can David Wagner’s team pull off another unlikely win against Manchester United or will Rangnick claim another victory?
Manchester United vs Young Boys Betting Odds
Manchester United head into Wednesday’s match at Old Trafford as heavy favourites according to leading bookies. The team’s best betting odds to win at full-time are at 2/5. Manchester United led 1-0 early on when these teams met on Champions League matchday 1 only to let the game slip away.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in four straight matches in all competitions. Three of those four matches finished with under 2.5 goals and two wins to nil. Manchester United have won two of their three previous matches against Young Boys in European competition.
Young Boys limp into the game on Wednesday night in Manchester. Wagner’s team is struggling with injuries and form. The Swiss champions are winless in nine of their last 11 matches in all competitions. Young Boys are coming off of a 2-1 loss to Servette at the weekend in the Swiss Super League.
Bookies’ best betting odds on a shock Young Boys win at full-time are at 7/1. Young Boys’ away record this season is abysmal. The Bern club has posted an away record of 6W-4D-6L with 35 goals scored and 21 conceded. The teams’ best betting odds to draw at full-time are at 17/4.
Manchester United vs Young Boys Team News
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick will be without defender Raphael Varane and midfielder Paul Pogba for the Champions League match with Young Boys. Striker Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, and Jesse Lingard are all doubts to appear in the fixture. Martial was forced off against Crystal Palace, but is the closest of all of Manchester United’s injured players to return to action.
It is believed Rangnick will make wholesale changes to the side for the match against Young Boys. However, that may not be the case at all. Manchester United have to win or draw against Young Boys to ensure they win Group F and avoid playing the likes of Bayern Munich or Ajax in the round of 16.
Wagner has had to deal with a range of injury issues at Young Boys in recent months. The likes of David von Ballmoos, Cedric Zesiger, Christian Fassnacht, Jean-Pierre Nsame, Ulisses Garcia, and Felix Mambimbi are ruled out of the match through injuries.
Wagner’s team can still finish third and transfer to the Europa League. They must win and hope Atalanta lose, however. It is a tall ask for the Swiss club.
Manchester United vs Young Boys H2H
Manchester United have won two of their three previous matches against Young Boys in European competition. The reverse fixture played in Bern saw Manchester United go into the halftime break leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Just before halftime, however, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off for a dangerous tackle. Young Boys scored twice in the final 24 minutes thanks to goals from Nicolas Ngamaleu and Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu. Siebatcheu’s goal came in second half stoppage-time.
Manchester United vs Young Boys Prediction
Manchester United to win to nil @ 31/20 - BET NOW
Manchester United are coming off of a solid 1-0 win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the weekend. Fred’s second half goal saw the Red Devils to victory. Our betting tips prediction is for Rangnick’s team to follow up that victory with a second straight win to nil. Young Boys are out of form and have lost six times on the road this season in all competitions.
Over 2.5 goals @ 8/15 - BET NOW
Two of the three previous European matches between these teams ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Twelve of Manchester United’s 21 matches in all competitions have finished with over 2.5 goals this season. Meanwhile, 19 of Young Boys’ 29 matches in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals tallie. Our betting tips prediction is for goals to be scored. However, all of those goals will be tallied by one side, Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score first @ 14/5 - BET NOW
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in 18 matches for Manchester United this season. The former Real Madrid great goes into the game on Wednesday in good form, although he may not be guaranteed a place in Rangnick’s starting XI.
Rangnick will want to get a result as a win or draw gives Manchester United the group win. A loss would open up the door for Villarreal to top the group. Ronaldo has scored in all five of Manchester United’s group stage games and our betting tips prediction is for the forward to score first versus Young Boys.
Wednesday’s game should see Manchester United ease to victory. The Red Devils are head and shoulders better than Young Boys, and the Swiss team is out of form. Manchester United should stay unbeaten in their fifth straight match following Solskjaer’s sacking on Wednesday night with a victory at home.
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