Our football match prediction:
Following back-to-back wins over Benfica and CSKA Moscow, Basel suffered a 2-1 loss to the Russian club at their St. Jakob’s Park in their last group game in the Champions League. The Swiss champions, though, remained in second position in Group A and they are certainly high on confidence ahead of Wednesday’s football match against Man Utd. The hosts are desperate to grab something from the game and, one thing is for sure, Raphael Wicky’s men will leave their hearts on the field. The Red Devils, on the other hand, aim to keep their 100% record intact in the group stages of the elite competition, but seeing that they are one point away from clinching top position in Group A, we predict that Jose Mourinho’s troops are going to share the spoils with Basel in their penultimate group game. Romelu Lukaku, who scored the winner for Belgium against Japan, will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Michael Lang):
Standing tall at 1.85 m, Michael Lang is a Swiss international defender who has gone through all ranks of the Switzerland national team to earn his senior call-up in 2013. Michael Jang began his professional career playing for FC St. Gallen where he spent five years before he moved to Grasshopper. During his four-year spell with the club he racked up 127 league appearances and scored 12 goals. In 2015 Lang joined FC Basel on a free transfer, for whom he scored his first goal against the old club Grasshoppers only a week after his arrival. Michael Lang made 22 Swiss Super League appearance during the title winning season 2015-16, making an important contribution to his club’s 19th championship title in history. During that time the 25-year-old Swiss international also managed to bag five goals for his club, which is regarded as a considerable tally for a defender. Having gone into the new season with two goals to his name already, Lang is expected to play a significant part in his team’s UEFA Champions League challenge.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles. A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.