Live on ITV 1: Wed 19.45: Manchester United are 4/9 favourites with Coral to beat Schalke at Old Trafford and book their place in the Champions League final.
Manchester United absolutely dominated the first leg of their Champions League double-header against Schalke and indeed Sir Alex Ferguson’s men might count themselves unfortunate not to have come back from Germany with a more emphatic result than the 2-0 triumph they recorded.
However, there’s virtually no chance of them failing to get the job done at Old Trafford, hence Betdaq’s best price of 1.02 (1/50) for United to qualify and their two-goal cushion could make for a pretty forgettable second leg.
After their performance in Gelsenkirchen, the hosts deserve to be favourites but with little incentive to go to the jugular and an important league clash with Chelsea on the agenda on Sunday, United simply don’t appeal at 4/9 with Coral.
They’ll be content to take the sting out of the game and keep the ball against the Bundesliga outfit, who provided little in the way of attacking threat on their own patch and knowing that they just need to keep things tight to book their place at Wembley, Ferguson’s charges have to be fancied to keep a clean sheet, an outcome available with Totesport at evens.
Manchester United to keep a clean sheet – evens (Totesport).