Wolfsburg vs Manchester United Preview: Lineup, Team news & Betting odds

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Louis Van Gaal is up to his most difficult task tomorrow. Manchester United are playing the Champions League after a year and it has not been a smooth journey so far. Wolfsburg vs Manchester United is going to be a must-win match for the visitors.

During the last game-week, Wolfsburg won their match against CSKA Moscow while United were held on to a goalless draw against PSV. Before the game-week, Manchester were top of the table, but everything changed after those ninety minutes. The table looks like the following now.

Team Games Win Draw Loss GF GA GD PTS
Wolfsburg 5 3 0 2 6 4 2 9
Manchester United 5 2 2 1 5 4 1 8
PSV Eindhoven 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7
CSKA Moscow 5 1 1 3 4 7 -3 4

PSV will take on CSKA tomorrow and with a high probability, they are going to win it. Those three points will take them to the top of the table. And that means, only a win can save United. Even if they draw, they will not be able to make it through.

On the other hand, the team have been hit with another blow with their captain. Wayne Rooney missed last weekend’s Premier League match against West Ham and is likely to miss this too. Morgan Schneiderlin also picked up an injury during the last match. No wonder Van Gaal said that his team cannot win the Champions League this season.

It will be interesting to see which team the boss chooses for this match. Maroune Fellaini should keep his place and should take the number 10 role. On the other hand, youth academy product Varela played as a right back in the last match. Ashley Young should return to that position provided that it’s a European clash. However, Varela may come on as a substitute. Memphis Depay may also return to the starting eleven. He was in good touch against West Ham after coming on from the bench.

Injury Update:

Once again, Manchester United will have to suffer from some injury worries. Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia, Wayne Rooney and Ander Herrera will miss this clash once again. In addition, Paddy McNair and Morgan Schneiderlin have been added to that list.

Line-up:

(Wolfsburg vs Manchester United) Probable lineup for the visitors
(Wolfsburg vs Manchester United) Probable lineup for the visitors

Wolfsburg vs Manchester United Betting Odds:

Wolfsburg win: 23/17

Draw: 23/10

Manchester United win: 9/4

 

Prediction:

Wolfsburg is not a team to give in easily. However, t will be hard to score against a resilient Manchester United defense. On the other hand, the visitors have performed better when under pressure. So, I think they will eventually manage to scalp a win. Our predicted scoreline for Wolfsburg vs Manchester United is 1-2.

 

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