A new championship challenger has arisen in Young Boys vs Man United, as the Red Devils travel to Switzerland to face Young Boys in the Champions League group stage (on Paramount+). As a result of United’s 4-1 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday, all of Europe is on high alert now that Cristiano Ronaldo is back at the helm. A talented Young Boys team and a fervent fan base stand in their way.
Over the course of the season, the home team has won five of six games in all competitions. In a half-dozen matches, 25 goals have been scored. Because of the hosts’ offensive style of play, United should be able to take advantage of it.
As a result, the squad of David Wagner misses a lot of opportunities in the game. On Saturday alone, FC Zurich managed to score 13 goals against them in their 4-0 victory. It’s hard to envision United being able to stop them, given their offensive skill.
It’s possible that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may make some changes to the team that beat Newcastle on Saturday. However, it would be surprising if Cristiano Ronaldo, the two-goal hero, doesn’t take the lead once more, as Edinson Cavani is still unavailable.
Despite an impressive home debut by Raphael Varane’s Reds, the Reds’ rearguard was a bit shaky against Newcastle. It looks like it will take some time for that defensive unite. The signing of Wilfried Kanga has given Young Boys a dynamic forward line, which could cause United some problems. This makes the 5/6 about both sides to score (yes) an attractive option for punters.
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Head to Head
1-0 Manchester United victory against Young Boys (Champions League) Nov 2018
0-3 Manchester United, Young Boys, September 19, 2018 (Champions League)
There will be no further games between these two teams.
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Posted at 12:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 14
Location: Stadion Wankdorf — Bern, Switzerland
Viewing options: Paramount+
There are some interesting odds for Young Boys (+675), Draw (+410), and Manchester United (-265). (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Storylines — Cristiano Ronaldo’s Return
Young Boys Young Boys is currently fifth in the Swiss League, with a 2-2-1 record. The defense has conceded one goal per game, which is significantly less than any other team in the league. The United team will be a different proposition. They are a confident team that will try to control the pace, keep the ball, and move forward in numbers. But in defense, they need to be compact and give United their looks from distance.
Manchester United: As a result of Ronaldo’s two goals against Newcastle, this team’s expectations have been altered dramatically. It just took 90 minutes, and now the squad feels they can win this event with Ronaldo, who has previously won it four times. Young Boys are willing to accept a victory over any adversary. Having this game in September instead of December will be a welcome change for them. As a result, United are expected to get off to a quicker start than Newcastle. Getting Ronaldo the ball faster and keeping him in the center is crucial following last weekend’s bad performance.
Man Utd will definitely be hoping for a more successful Champions League campaign than they did last season. They failed to reach the knockout phase. But, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is looking brighter with Cristiano Ronaldo now back in their ranks. Ronaldo will also be hoping to make his Champions League return with United at Young Boys. A dismal start in Switzerland under David Wagner has left them fourth in the Swiss Super League. In particular, their defense is shaky at best.
One clean sheet in eight games across all competitions is all they’ve been able to come up with. Man United is anticipated to score a lot of goals with Ronaldo’s offensive potency. As a result, it makes sense to bet on Manchester United to score at least two goals.
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