Champions League In Focus – Basel vs Manchester United Preview

When? Wednesday 22nd November, 19:45 (UK)

Where? St. Jakob Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

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Basel & Manchester United -

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Head-to-head – last five meetings: Basel W1, Manchester United W2, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Basel W1, Manchester United W2, D2

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Basel.

Of the five matches that have been played between the two clubs, Manchester United edge the total goal tally. They have scored 11 in comparison to Basel’s seven.

Manchester United are currently sixth in both the average possession and passing accuracy charts when it comes to the Champions League this season at 57.1% and 86.1% respectively.

Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven Champions League matches.

Manchester United require an average of six shots on goal before scoring in the Champions League this season. In comparison, Basel are actually slightly more efficient in front of goal as they require just an average of 5.9 shots on goal before breaching the opposition’s net.

No fewer than six Manchester United players have got on the scoresheet for the club in the Champions League this season.

Romelu Lukaku and Dimitri Oberlin are the respective top goalscorers for Manchester United and Basel in the Champions League this season with three goals each to their name.

Basel’s Éder Balanta and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard are both one yellow card away from a suspension.

Basel have the fifth lowest passing accuracy in the Champions League this season – 75.6%.

The Swiss side have scored a total of eight goals in this season’s competition at an average of two goals per game. At the other end they have conceded five - an average of 1.25 goals against per game.

December 2011 would turn out to provide a memorable moment in the history of Basel as they overturned Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United by a scoreline of 2-1, a result that meant the Red Devils had to make do with life in the Europa League.