Live on Skysports 2 & Skysports 4: Tues 19.45: Manchester United and Bayern Munich should both reach the Champions League quarter finals.
Manchester United’s goalless draw in Marseille means they are now just 2/7 with Totesport to qualify for the Champions League quarter final at the expense of the French outfit while a victory at Old Trafford for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men is a slightly more substantial 1/2 courtesy of Betfred.
Given that no French team has ever won at Old Trafford, it’s hard to see past United and the key to success could be their strength in defence. The hosts have conceded just once in seven European outings this term while domestically, they have only conceded nine times at Old Trafford in 14 league games and steadied the ship at the back in the FA Cup on Sunday, keeping a clean sheet against Arsenal thanks in part to the return of Nemanja Vidic.
It will take something special for Marseille to break Fergie’s troops down then and United look great value at 6/5 with Paddy Power to prevail ‘to nil’. Braver punters can might fancy taking this a bit further by splitting stakes between a 1-0 and 2-0 home win, results both available at 11/2 with 888Sport and Coral respectively.
In Germany, Bayern Munich are in the driving seat after their last-gasp winner in the San Siro saw them beat holders Inter Milan 1-0. William Hill make last year’s beaten finalists just 2/9 to get through to the last eight and it’s hard to see the Serie A side turning things around in the Allianz Arena.
In possession of a first leg advantage, the home side will be happy to keep things tight and with four clean sheets in seven Champions League matches, Louis Van Gaal’s men should be able to do just that. As a draw will do them however, we’re a bit reluctant to get on a victory ‘to nil’ for the Bundesliga outfit and instead, it looks safer to simply go with a tally of fewer than 2.5 goals at evens with .
Manchester United to beat Marseille ‘to nil’ – 6/5 (Paddy Power)
Under 2.5 goals in Bayern Munich v Inter Milan – evens ()