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English Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United will turn their attention to matchday 2 in the UEFA Champions League that starts on Tuesday night with eight matches on the cards.

While Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will be seeking to build on their opening 4-0 win against PSV when they travel away to French side RC Lens, Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United host Galatasaray seeking their first win in the 23/24 campaign after succumbing to a 3-2 defeat against Bayern Munich.

Ahead of kick off, SportPesa Blog highlights everything you need to know in the two mouthwatering Tuesday clashes.

What time does RC Lens vs Arsenal kick off?

RC Lens will host Arsenal at the Stade-Bollaert-Delalis Stadium with the match set to kick off at 10:00pm Kenyan time.

RC Lens vs Arsenal Team News

RC Lens will miss the services of Massadio Haidara who is sidelined through injury and will also be without David Costa who has just returned to training after recovering from injury.

The French club will also be without Jimmy Chabot, while Wuilker Farinez is also likely to be absent. David Pereira da Costa could make his return after several weeks out with a shoulder injury.

Arsenal have been handed a boost with the return of Thomas Partey who missed the last six games with injury. Bukayo Saka is also fine to be in the squad after coming off in Saturday’s 4-0 win at AFC Bournemouth.

Arsenal’s Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus (Photo by Arsenal)

RC Lens vs Arsenal head-to-head

The two clubs have met five times in all competitions with Arsenal prevailing on two occasions compared to the solitary win by Lens. The other two games have ended in draws.

The last clash between these two sides was in a friendly in 2016.


RC Lens vs Arsenal Current Form

Lens might have had a difficult start to the French Ligue 1 after managing only one point in the opening five games, but the Franck Haise coached team have recovered well and have won their last two league matches.

Arsenal are in a rich vein of form and are unbeaten in the nine games they have played in all competitions since the season started (W7 D2).

RC Lens vs Arsenal Prediction

RC Lens might have recorded back-to-back wins in the league coming into the match against Arsenal but the challenge posed by the Gunners might prove a huge challenge to overcome for the French side.

Arteta’s men are also heavily backed to get a second consecutive win in Group B.

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What time does Manchester United vs Galatasaray kick off?

Manchester United on their part will welcome Turkish giants Galatasaray at Old Trafford. The game will also kick off at 10:00pm Kenyan time.

Manchester United vs Galatasaray Team News

United will get back the services of Brazil international Antony who missed the club’s last five games owing to domestic abuse allegations made against him.

The likes of Luke Shaw, Sergio Reguillon, Tyrell Malacia, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lisandro Martinez, Amad, Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho are set to be unavailable.

Former Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech and Turkish left back Kazimcan Karatas are expected to miss the clash due to injuries. The team will however have the services of former Man United and Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha.

Manchester United
Matchday poster

Manchester United vs Galatasaray head-to-head

The two sides have met on seven occasions in all competitions. Man United have won three games while Galatasaray only have one win. The other three have been even affairs.

Manchester United vs Galatasaray Current Form

United have three losses in their last five games (W2 L3) and are coming off a disappointing 0-1 defeat against Palace.

Palace on the other hand have not been beaten in five matches (W4 D1) and are on a three match winning streak.

Manchester United vs Galatasaray Prediction

United are seeking their first win in the group stage action and are expected to come out guns blazing in the match.

Galatasaray however carry an attacking threat in them and goals from either side will not be too difficult to come by.

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