Manchester United will be aiming to seal first place in Group A when they travel to St Jakob-Park to take on Basel in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
Already assured of a place in the knockout stages after winning all four of their opening fixtures, Jose Mourinho’s men are even money (2.00) favourites with dabblebet to go through as leaders with another victory in Switzerland.
Currently level on points with CSKA Moscow in second, the RotBlau are on offer at 3/1 (4.00) to pull off a win that would guarantee their own progression should the Russians also lose at home to Benfica.
A draw would also be enough for the guests to wrap up top spot, and there are odds of 12/5 (3.40) available on them settling for a stalemate in this one.
The Red Devils will have unpleasant memories of this stadium, having crashed out of the group stages after losing 2-1 here back in 2011, but it would be a surprise if they were to have any similar difficulties this time out as St Jakob-Park is now a far less intimidating destination than it was six years ago.
Having beaten Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Liverpool in front of their own fans in the three years between 2011 and 2014, Raphael Wicky’s side have won only twice in their most recent nine home games in this competition.
In fact, September’s 5-0 victory over a poor Benfica team is their only Champions League victory in six in their own backyard, with three of the last four resulting in defeat.
With this in mind, it is hard to see them pulling off another shock win against an English team that has proved a class above in this group so far, scoring 10 times and conceding just once in four matches.
In fact, those even odds (2.00) look like solid value on value on United banishing memories of their previous visit by coming out on top against Basel.