- Both teams have scored in each of Istanbul Basaksehir’s last four matches.
- Manchester United have conceded in six of their last nine competitive matches.
- Basaksehir have conceded exactly two goals in two of their three Champions League group stage games.
- Bruno Fernandes has scored eight goals in 12 appearances for Manchester United this season.
Red Devils seek revenge at Old Trafford
Istanbul Basaksehir picked up their first ever Champions League group stage points when they shocked Manchester United in Turkey earlier this month, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will be on the hunt for revenge on Tuesday.
Manchester United picked up a fortuitous victory at home to West Brom on Saturday to make it five wins from their last eight games in all competitions, but concerns over their defensive stability remain prevalent.
They have kept just three clean sheets in their last nine competitive games and their defeat in Istanbul featured some of the worst defending ever seen in elite level football. With Basaksehir scoring eight goals in their last four competitive games, the Red Devils’ back line could come under pressure again on Tuesday.
The Turkish side have conceded in each of their last seven matches though, and with both teams scoring in seven of Manchester United’s 11 matches in the Premier League and Champions League we expect both teams to find the net at Old Trafford.
In the end we do expect the favourites to emerge victorious. They have scored at least two goals on seven occasions this term and Basaksehir have conceded exactly two goals in two of their three Champions League games, so a 2-1 correct score prediction appeals.
We’re also opting for penalty specialists Bruno Fernandes in the anytime goalscorer market. The creative midfielder scored his eighth goal of the season on Saturday and has scored three goals in his last two Manchester United appearances.