Manchester United vs. Young Boys 12/8/21 UEFA Champions League Soccer Picks, Predictions, and Odds

Manchester United vs. Young Boys
December 8, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -188, Under 2.5 +150
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Manchester United is welcoming Young Boys to Old Trafford in round 6 of Group F of the UEFA Champions League. United is slowly waking up, they have won their last 2 games, and they are at the top of this group. Young Boys could still advance to the next stage, but they need a win here and a good goal difference.

United now hasn’t lost in their last 4 games, while winning 3 of those 4 games. In their last 2 games, United has scored 4 goals, while conceding 2 goals, and they have even kept a clean sheet, which is rare. Offensively, United has scored 10 goals in the Champions League, and Ronaldo is their leading goalscorer with 6 goals. I think we can expect a few rotations in United for this game, but their defense will most likely remain the same because the new head coach has to get them in good form. United has a lot of quality, and I think they will start playing better now, but it might take a couple of weeks. There is no pressure on United in this game, they have already qualified for the next stage, and they will most likely stay in the first place even if they lose.

Young Boys is not playing well, not well at all, and with only 1 win in their last 8 games, their form is terrible. In the Swiss Super League, Young Boys is now in 4th place with 25 points, and they are further and further away from the top. in the Champions League, Young Boys is in the last place with 4 points, but with a win here, and with enough scored goals they might get to 2nd or 3rd place. Offensively, Young Boys has been solid so far with 6 scored goals, but their defense just couldn’t keep up, and they have conceded 11 goals in 5 games. Siebatcheu is the leading goalscorer for Young Boys with 2 goals. Young Boys has actually beaten United in round 1 of the Champions League this season, but this will be a completely different game, and Young Boys will need to play their best soccer of the season to get a positive result out of it.

United is the better team, they have started to play better, and they are at home in this game. I think Young Boys can get one past De Gea, but I wouldn’t count on it. I’m sure United doesn’t wanna lose this game and end their positive streak, which is why I will take them to win this one.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Manchester United -1.5 +110

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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