İstanbul and Manchester United meet at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before. Manchester United present considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
İstanbul Başakşehir :
The home team enters this 3rd round of Group H in 4th position, without any points won, after 2 defeats. In their first match in this group stage they lost away against RB Leipzig, by (2‑0). In matchday 2, they lost at home to PSG by (0‑2). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the Süper Lig, they beat Konyaspor away by (1‑2). In their last 10 home matches İstanbul has recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to improve. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have conceded 7 of their 17 goals between minutes (61′ ‑ 75 ‘).
Basaksehir comes to this match after a 1×2 victory at the visit to Konyaspor, in a match for the Turkish championship: the team’s goals were scored by Danijel Aleksic and Marko Jevtovic (own goal). On the last day of the Champions League, the Turks lost to PSG by 0x2. In this match against Manchester United, coach Okan Buruk is expected to maintain 4-3-3, favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks on the flanks: Luka Edin Visca and Deniz Tárc must play on the flanks of this team. For this game the coach of the house cannot count on Okechukwu Azubuike, Junior Caicara and Nacer Chadli, all with physical problems.
Manchester United :
The visiting team comes to this 3rd round of Group H in 1st position, with 6 points won, after 2 victories. In their first match in this group stage, they won away against PSG by (1‑2). On matchday two, they won at home against RB Leipzig by (5‑0). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 11 victories, 2 draws and 2 defeats as a visitor, with 36 goals scored and 9 suffered; against 7 victories, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 19 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home loss against Arsenal by (0‑1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Manchester United have won 8 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, since 25 of the last 28 matches they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 matches, they conceded the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Manchester United come to this match after a 0x1 home loss to Arsenal in a Premier League match. It should be noted that the English beat RB Leipzig, 5×0, on the last day of the Champions League. In this game in Turkey, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must focus on maintaining possession and successive slow attacks: Marcus Rashford is responsible for transporting the ball into attack. On the other hand, Bruno Fernandes is the great master of Manchester United and is very strong in passing, stopped balls and long-range shots. For this game the visiting coach cannot count Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Alex Telles, all with physical problems.