Premiership pair Chelsea and Manchester United have both drifted slightly in the Champions League outright betting after drawing each other in the quarter finals. The Blues are out to 7/1 from 6s with Sportingbet and Boylesports have pushed Sir Alex Ferguson’s charges out to 9/1 from 13/2 to lift the trophy at Wembley.
The two will nevertheless be pleased that they won’t face Barcelona should they progress to the last four and it’s Chelsea that bet365 expect to reach the semis, the online firm making United even money outsiders for qualification while other firms, such as Hills, can’t separate the two, chalking 5/6 against both.
The tournament favourites will face either Tottenham or Real Madrid in the semi-finals after they were pitched against each other. Paddy Power rate Real at 4/9 to overcome Harry Redknapp’s troops over the course of the two legs and Spurs, who are 9/4 (Betfred) to qualify, are out to 25/1 from 14/1 in Stan James’ outright betting having been handed the toughest possible route to the final.
Defending champions Inter meanwhile, were quoted at 40/1 by Totesport for Wembley glory before their dramatic victory in Munich and after the draw matched them up with more German opposition in the shape of Schalke, the Nerazzurri were clipped to 8s from 11/1 by Sportingbet.
In the Europa League, Porto will face Spartak Moscow in the last eight and are in to 5/2 (Paddy Power) as a result. Villareal come next in the betting at 4/1 with Coral after drawing Dutch side FC Twente and Manchester City’s conquerors Dinamo Kiev are a 13/2 chance at William Hill.
price Benfica at 7/1 to emerge triumphant and Braga, who saw off Liverpool in the last 16, are on offer at 16/1 with Stan James.