Manchester United have looked somewhat vulnerable on the road this term, drawing all of three of their away fixtures in the Premiership and shipping seven goals in the process; a hefty total considering they only conceded 16 teams on their travels throughout the whole of last season.
At 13/8 with William Hill then, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men possess no appeal ahead of the trip to Valencia, especially after they failed to break down Rangers on home soil in their Champions League opener.
The Spanish outfit are La Liga’s early pacesetters and priced at 15/8 by Victor Chandler, they’re a far more attractive proposition than the visitors, although United’s abundance of away draws suggests that they have enough spirit to land a point at the Mestalla Stadium; a result Ladbrokes rate at 12/5.
Both teams should find the net in Spain (4/5, bet365) and as such a score draw seems the most likely outcome and punters can potentially cash-in with a modest flutter on a 1-1 scoreline at 6/1 with William Hill.
FC Twente held their own to grab a share of the spoils against holders Inter Milan last time out but at White Hart Lane, Spurs look a solid bet at 3/4 courtesy of Betdaq to overcome the Dutch side while at Ibrox buoyant Rangers, fresh from overhauling a two-goal deficit to beat Aberdeen, are an enticing even money (Totesport) add to their Old Trafford draw by bagging three points at Bursaspor’s expense.
Elsewhere, Panathinaikos’ home advantage should prove crucial as they entertain Copenhagen; the Greek side evens at Betdaq to prevail while Schalke have steadied the ship domestically after four straight defeats and they’re 7/5 (William Hill) to edge out Benfica; with in-form striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar rated by Paddy Power at 2/1 to strike in that one.