Champions League: Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen match preview
A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League tie at Old Trafford
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Manchester United bounced back to winning ways after losing to Liverpool, by defeating Crystal Palace at the weekend. Ex-Liverpool stalwart Sami Hyypia will make a return to English football, this time in the dugout as he takes sole charge of Leverkusen for the first time in the Champions League.
Leverkusen’s last Champions League match ended in a 7-1 defeat to Barcelona. Equally, United come into the game with a poor run of form in the competition having only won one of their last five.
Kick-off: Tuesday, 7:45pm
B Leverkusen 1 (Berbatov) Manchester United 2 (van Nistelrooy 2) Champions League Group Stage, September 2002.
Man United 2 (Veron, van Nistelrooy) B Leverkusen 0, Champions League Group Stage, November 2002
Manchester United never lost in four meetings against Leverkusen but were knocked out on away goals in 2002.
Manchester United go into this Champions League campaign looking for their fourth title.
Leverkusen are currently third in the Bundesliga having won four out of their opening five games.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of Leverkusen’s last six games in the Champions League. (Including qualifiers)
David Moyes has a 50 per cent win record so far in European football with previous club Everton.
Manchester United to win: 3.4
Bayer Leverkusen: 15.4
The draw: 13.5
TV: Live on ITV at 7:45, highlights on ITV at 10:35.
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