Ibet: Manchester United may not have the armoury to breach Bayern Munich’s defence
Barcelona V Atletico Madrid, kick off 7.45pm, Sky Sports 1: Lay over 3.5 goals at 3.0 with Betfair
Sir Alex Ferguson will surely have choked on his Premier Cru when he saw that bookies are offering 13/2 (that’s six and a half to one) about Manchester United winning a game at home. However, it’s completely understandable, because their opposition tonight, Bayern Munich, look much stronger in every single department. The problem here from a betting perspective is that the value in getting with the Germans has largely gone. They are just ½ to win on the night, and as short as 1/10 to qualify. In short, United are being given no chance of knocking the champions out. There are a myriad of markets available on the match and here are a few to get your teeth into.
Ladbrokes offer 2/1 that there will be a penalty in the match; SkyBet have put up a tempting 11/4 that the Germans will score at least two in the first half; It’s 10/1 with Paddy Power that there will be an own goal scored and 4/6 with William Hill that Bayern win the most corners. However, for a bit of odds against value take the 17/10 with BetVictor that Bayern win to nil. They know they don’t need to finish the tie off tonight so it may be dangerous chasing lots of goals. But Bayern have conceded only six goals in 14 games on their travels in the Bundesliga – ten better than anyone else in the division – and Manchester United look the weakest team left in the Champions League by some distance.
In the other game at Camp Nou I fancy Atletico are going to look to keep things tight. And they have already proved they can do exactly that against Barcelona this season – their league game against them finished 0-0. La Liga leaders Atletico have the best defence in the division – they ship less than a goal a game. You can lay over 3.5 goals at around 3.0 (2/1) with Betfair and that looks excellent value and also a prime market for a lay-to-back market. If it’s still 0-0 after about 20 mins you will be able to get off your liability and have a bet to nothing.
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