Manchester United v Wolfsburg. Who’s going to win? Well, the English teams seem to be performing poorly in the 2015/2106 Champions League, but these teams have played each other twice before, with Man Utd scooping the spoils on both occasions in the 2009/10 season.
Somewhat bizarrely, the 2 previous Champions League group fixtures were on the same date as this year’s planned games (30 September and 8 December). Fans wearing the red shirts will be praying that the result is the same too.
In the Man U home game, Edin Dzeko’s goal was cancelled out by Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick supplied the afters to give the Reds a 2-1 score line. Dzeko stuck another in the back of the net in the other game to make it Even Stevens on aggregate, before ex Liverpool player Michael Owen ensured hit 3 in to ensure that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side sent Wolfsburg back to the Gatherland on a 3-1 win.
Our Prediction? 2:1 Win to Man United.
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Man U to win: 8/11
Draw 3/1 (Not a bad punt)
Wolfsburg to Win 4/1
Wayne Rooney to score 1st: 5/1
Michael Carrick to score first- 28/1. That would be a dream for him as he scored in 2009/2010 against the same side.
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Man Utd to win: 8/11
Wolfsburg to Win 17/14
Half Time/Time: Draw/Man U win: 10/3. Not a bad punt.
But who knows what’s going to happen? The English clubs are having a terrible Champions League so far. They will be hoping to get back to winning when Wolfsburg visit Old Trafford tonight. You can only go on form and home advantage, which gives Manchester the edge.
Louis van Gaal was wincing after a 2-1 defeat at PSV Eindhoven. They are praying that they can repeat the results from 2009/2010. They will be looking to secure a good advantage tonight before heading to Germany on the return leg.
If omens are anything to go by, they’ll be pleased to note that Wolfsburg play at the Volkswagen Arena. Van Gaal will be hoping that the team will have had to reduce horse-power to get their emissions down.
Man Utd Form
Man U have 5 wins and one draw in their last half dozen home games in Uefa competition. Their home record against German sides is Won 8, Drawn 4, Lost 2.
Wolfsburg were defeated only once in 6 away matches in the 2014/15 Uefa Europa League: by Everton in September 2014.
Wolfsburg have scored on all their previous visits to England but they have lost every time.