Manchester United did enough, last season, to qualify for the apex club competition in Europe; the Champions League. However, their campaign into the new continental season could definitely have started better. Group A of this season’s tournament has seen the Red Devils falter, but all hope is not lost as they still have opportunities to correct their European course this season. Come find out what Manchester United can still offer in the Champions League this season and the best way to wager on them, on GG Bet.
Fixtures and Performance So Far
At the start of the 2023/24 Champions League season, Manchester United had an uphill task, facing Bayern Munich. This was the first Champions League fixture of the season, and Man Utd had to make an impression. That was not the case as the match ended 4-3 in favour of the Germans. You’d think the pretty close scoreline was a good sign. However, the United fans knew that the scoreline looked better than the match did, and feared that such performances would not suffice in their group stage challenge.
The second fixture saw the Red Devils duel Galatasaray at the Old Trafford. Unfortunately, Man Utd was undone by the Turkish side and was handed another loss, making it 2 out of 2. In reality, the match was full of momentum from both sides and at several points, Man Utd seemed like they were going to be runaway winners. However, after a red card to Casemiro, the tides switched, and Galatasaray defeated Man Utd, sending them to the last position in Group A.
Although they lost, the performance was much better than their outing to Germany. You could even say that they may have won if not for the red card. Still, this doesn’t change the fact that their performances have been anything but convincing. So, what’s to be expected from Man Utd’s upcoming Champions League games?
Betting Prediction for the Remaining Matches
Manchester United will face København in their next two Champions League fixtures. Though the team is currently above Man Utd, that seems tentative, and we expect Man Utd to win both fixtures against them, home and away. This will shoot them to at least third position on the table.
Their second match against Galatasaray could prove to be the nail in the coffin or path to the RO16. The match at the Rams Park Stadium is expected to be difficult, especially as Galatasaray have a genuine shot at qualifying for the further stages. You can surely expect fierce competition, but due to experience, the Manchester side has a tad higher probability of coming out tops.
Their last game against Bayern may end up being a dead rubber game, depending on the performance of both teams; Galatasaray and Man Utd. If Manchester United win their next three consecutive matches, there may be no need to exert themselves in the final group stage game of the season, against Bayern. At this point, it is not likely that Man Utd will top the group. However, the road to qualification is certainly still open, and with the right performances, they can advance to the Round of 16.
In the end
The Champions League is the hardest competition to thrive in when speaking of club football. Manchester United have had their fair share of turbulence, still, they remain one of the top clubs in the world. Ruling them out of the competition entirely could prove wrong for the clubs, and of course, the fans. While it’s not certain, the club still has a valid chance to qualify for the next round and can take it further from there.