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Istanbul vs Manchester United, UEFA Champions League 2020-21, Match Prediction

High-flying Manchester United makes a trip to Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday night in UEFA Champions League 2020-21

Match Timings: Nov 04, 11:25 PM

Team Preview 

The Red Devils kicked off their Champions League 2020-21 campaign with a 2-1 victory over last season’s runner-up, PSG, in an away fixture. They outclassed RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford to break their losing jinx at home in the next outing. It’s a fine opportunity for United to seal the knock-out stage. In the Champions League, no team has missed the qualification after winning all first-leg matches. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lost their previous Premier League game against Arsenal through a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty. 

Meanwhile, Basaksehir lost their first two matches, and they are entering into this game with pure humiliation as they didn’t score a single goal in this competition. Apart from the Turkish outfit, only FC Midtjylland and Marseille haven’t scored a single goal yet. Okan Buruk's side has lost both matches with the same 2-0 scoreline against RB Leipzig and PSG. It’s a do-die situation for Turkish Champions, meaning that they cannot walk away with drooping points. Buruk can find inspiration from the 2-1 victory over Konyaspor in the domestic season last Sunday. Basaksehir is placed on the seventh position after seven fixtures at the Turkish Super Lig. 

Istanbul has met with an English outfit in the 2018-19 Europa League qualifier, losing against Burnley. United have also lost each of their previous two away games against Turkish clubs on the European stage. 

Possible Lineups & Current Form 

Istanbul Basaksehir 

Lineup: Gunok; Rafael, Skrtel, Epureanu, Bolingoli-Mbombo; Topal; Visca, Ozcan, Kahveci, Turuc; Crivelli 

Current Form: W W L W L W

Manchester United 

Lineup: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, Van de Beek, Matic; Greenwood, Cavani, Martial 

Current Form: L W W D W L

Key Players   


Edin Visca 

3 goals in Turkish Super Lig 2020-21 


2 goals in Turkish Super Lig 2020-21 

Manchester United

Anthony Martial 

1 goal in Champions League 2020-21 

Mason Greenwood 

1 goal in Champions League 2020-21

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