Manchester United vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction, 11/24/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Location: Old Trafford in Stretford, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-345) Basaksehir (+680)
Old Trafford is the venue where Marcus Rashford and Manchester United (2-0-1 in Champions League) will play Istanbul Basaksehir (1-0-2 in Champions League) on Tuesday. The starting goaltenders are David de Gea for Manchester United and Mert Gunok for Istanbul Basaksehir. Manchester United are at -345 while Istanbul Basaksehir are at +680. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Manchester United faced off with West Brom in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 1 - 0. Manchester United attempted 19 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 15 of those attempts for a rate of 78.9%. In the passing game, they earned a 86.3% rate by connecting on 572 out of their 663 pass targets in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Manchester United finished at a 37.5% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 16 total shots. Manchester United averages 1.50 goals per 90 minutes (12 total goals) and have tallied 8 assists in all games for the season.
Marcus Rashford is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Manchester United. Rashford has been given a starting assignment in 109 matchups during his career while he scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in England has racked up 46 goals scored in 10,063 minutes. He has totaled 24 assists while earning 13 yellow cards in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder representing Portugal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 52 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 72 goals. Fernandes has totaled 17,411 mins during 198 career starting assignments and has been given 45 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Manchester United will be David de Gea. Gea (203-85-90 mark in his career) has recorded 130 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.4% shutout percentage. The keeper representing Manchester United has seen 1,466 shots attempted at him in 378 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.08 (409 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .733. Gea has defended the goal for 34,003 mins and has 1,077 stops during his soccer career.
When they last took the field, Istanbul Basaksehir earned three points by winning 2 - 1 against eng Manchester Utd. They wrapped up this match by converting 281 of the 333 passes they tried for a percentage of 84.4%. Istanbul Basaksehir earned a 42.9% successful dribble rate by converting 3 out of the 7 dribbles they attempted. Istanbul Basaksehir had 7 shots on target out of their 19 shots tried which gave them a 36.8% rate in their last match. With 12 goals and 7 assists in all their matches, Istanbul Basaksehir sports an average of 1.33 goals and 0.78 assists per 90 minutes.
Edin Visca will need to provide a lift for Istanbul Basaksehir. He is averaging 0.32 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 245 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The defender hailing from Bosnia and Herzegovina has been on the pitch for 21,966 professional minutes while scoring 78 goals. He has 20 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 69 times. Make sure to watch out for Demba Ba, the forward taking the field for Istanbul Basaksehir. Ba has earned himself 32 yellow card warnings in 25,155 professional minutes played (280 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.55. He has accounted for 154 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 27 different times.
Mert Gunok will reside in front of the net for Istanbul Basaksehir. Gunok has totaled 39 shutouts while defending 453 shots against him in 10,727 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of .742 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 33.1%. He has surrendered 1.04 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 65-26-29. So far in his career, Gunok has allowed 124 goals while earning 337 stops in 118 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester United (-345)
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