It remains to be seen whether Manchester City will make a major impact in this season’s Champions League but there should be a few more clues after Roberto Mancini’s men have face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
The Bundesliga leaders, 888Sport’s 21/20 favourites have made a flying start to the campaign, winning six out of seven domestically, conceding just once in the process while they also impressively collected maximum points in their Champions League group opener at Villareal.
It’s easy to see why City are Ladbrokes’ 14/5 outsiders then but the Premiership high-flyers have made a decent start themselves and with in-form playmaker David Silva insisting they will adopt an attacking approach in Munich, Skybet’s 11/4 for it to end all square is arguably the best bet.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United are a home banker as they tackle Swiss outfit Basel. Ladbrokes rate Sir Alex Ferguson’s men at just 1/5 and a comfortable victory is on the cards for the hosts, who are 7/5 (Paddy Power) to win by at least three clear goals.
Meanwhile, a handicap double containing United starting from two goals back and City kicking off a goal in front, returns 10/3 via Paddy Power.
Handicap double on Manchester City (+1) and Manchester United (-2) – 10/3 (Paddy Power)