Basel and Manchester United meet at St. Jakob-Park, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). Manchester United presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 2 rd position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against CSKA Moscow by (0-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against CSKA Moscow, by (1-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 35 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Sion by (5-1). In the last 10 home matches Basel has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 55 of the last 63 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 44 of the last 63 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 4 times, but have won the first leg in 2. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period highlighted: they have suffered 5 of their 11 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘ ).
Basel is within the qualifying zone for the next phase, but can not stumble on this day, as the team that comes just behind will be able to overcome it if that happens. The home team has shown good football in the field and knows that to guarantee their place in the next phase they will have to continue in this rhythm, otherwise they will be left out of the next phase. The team ended up being defeated on the last day, inside the house, by CSKA, by the score of 2×1, then, they will have to recover the points lost in this day, but they will have a complicated game ahead. The coach must choose a fairly competitive team for this game, because it needs a good result.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 12 points won, after 4 wins. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Benfica, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Benfica, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 12 wins and 3 draws in their stadium, with 37 goals scored and 6 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Newcastle United by (4-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Manchester United won 5, drew 2 and lost 3.
In this competition, he won the last 4 matches he played. The defense has been strong and has only had goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offense has scored frequently, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Manchester United is leading their group and even acting away from home on this day has the goal of scoring points, knowing the importance of scoring playing away from their domains. The visiting team has been presenting excellent football within the four lines and hopes to continue in this rhythm, so that they can get closer to the good results. The Manchester United team, on the last day, beat Benfica at home by the score of 2×0. This team has been presenting a good offensive sector, since it scored 10 goals in four games played. The coach should not have important absences for this game, so he must present a fairly competitive team that will give a lot of work to the home team.
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