September 30, 2015 19:45pm – Old Trafford

Champions League – Group B

Manchester United’s Champions League quest continues on Wednesday night when they welcome German side Wolfsburg to Old Trafford.

After losing away to PSV Eindhoven in gameweek one, Louis van Gaal’s team will be keen to get their first points on the board against a team that has yet to win a game on English soil.

It was a miserable night all round in the Netherlands as United put in a lacklustre performance and also lost Luke Shaw to a serious leg injury. The right-back suffered a double leg break following a tackle from Hector Moreno and could be out for months.

The Old Trafford side have a decent home record in Europe having won their last six in all competitions including a 3-1 Champions League play-off victory over Belgian side Club Brugge back in August.

The Manchester club have recovered from their early season wobbles and now sit on top of the Premier League. They will be hoping that they can transfer their improved league form onto the elite European stage.

Wolfsburg started their campaign by claiming all three points at home to CSKA Moscow but they will have to break new ground if they are to win in England for the first time. On their last visit, they fell 4-1 to Everton in the Europa League.

When the side last met in European competition, it was the Red Devils who won home and away in the 2009 Champions League group stages.

Wolfsburg have lost just one of their last 17 games in all competitions, and that defeat came in a remarkable Bundesliga match against Bayern Munich in which Robert Lewandowski scored five goals in a nine minute spell.


As well as being without Luke Shaw, United may also be without Marcos Rojo who s suffering from a hamstring injury. Meanwhile the Germans could be a without winger Vieirinha, midfielder Luiz Gustavo and defensive midfielder Josuha Guilavogui all of whom have injury concerns.

Predcition and bets

The English side will be going into this game on a high after beating lowly Sunderland to go top of the Barclays Premier League while Wolfsburg drew 1-1 at home to rivals Hannover.

United have good record against German sides but their opponents have yet to win a game in England. You can back United to win at 4/5 with most bookmakers.

Anthony Martial already had four goals to his name in a United shirt and could be called upon to lead the line on Wednesday. He can be backed at 7/5 to score anytime with Betfair.

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