Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United pay a visit to Swiss champions BSC Young Boys for their first game of the 2021/22 Champions League season.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United begin their quest for European glory with a trip to Switzerland to face BSC Young Boys in Group F.
After reaching the Champions League finals in 2008 and 2009, Ronaldo hopes to make it three finals in a row with United. The Portuguese ace is now a five-time winner, with a record 134 goals and 42 assists. His return has bolstered feel-good feeling around the club.
That, and United’s excellent start in the Premier League, leaves Young Boys in the firing line. The injury-hit Swiss champions could also be missing around five players for Tuesday. They qualified for Group F by beating Ferencvaros in a two-legged playoff tie in August.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis in Champions League
Young Boys have a respectable record from their last 10 Champions League outings. YB hit the target 1.9 times on average per game, scoring 19 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 15 goals, an average of 1.5 per game, but claimed just 1 clean sheet.
Manchester United haven’t shy of goals either on both ends of their pitch. In their last 10 Champions League fixtures, the Red Devils have scored 18 goals for an average of 1.8 goals per game. Like Young Boys, they kept just 1 clean sheet and conceded 17 goals, which is an average of 1.7 per game.
Facts and figures for BSC Young Boys vs Manchester United
Fun stats BSC Young Boys
- BSC Young Boys has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- BSC Young Boys unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- BSC Young Boys has won the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- BSC Young Boys unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row at home.
Fun stats Manchester United
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United’s last 9 of 11 matches;
- Manchester United conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United’s last 7 matches in the row;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United’s last 8 when playing away matches in the row.
Form BSC Young Boys vs Manchester United
BSC Young Boys will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their 3 final outings, David Wagner’s side achieved a 3-2 win against Ferencvaros in the Champions League and went on to a 1-1 draw against FC Basel 1893. Their latest game produced a 4-0 win against FC Zuerich.
Manchester United will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their 3 final outings, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side achieved a 1-1 draw with Southampton and went on to a 1-0 win against Wolves. Their latest game produced a 4-1 win against Newcastle.
BSC Young Boys v Manchester United – Fixture history
The latest match between BSC Young Boys and Manchester United was a tight encounter that saw the latter claim a small 1-0 victory.
BSC Young Boys enter the match against Manchester United with a 0-0-2 record in their previous 2 encounters in the Champions League. To put that otherwise, the hosts have a 0% win ratio, while the Red Devils boast a 100% from their last 2 encounters.
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it would seem a good idea to side with Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu for BSC Young Boys. The American has found the back of the net 3 times in their last 6 matches. Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, is very keen to continue the momentum he has built up for Manchester United, and a Cristiano Ronaldo goal can never be ruled out.