Manchester United have left Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick out of their squad to face CFR Cluj, but bet365 still price Sir Alex Ferguson’s men as their 4/6 favourites to secure three Champions League points tonight.
Yet Cluj, undefeated at home in the Romanian league, will be no pushovers; they did, after all, beat Braga 2-0 in Portugal last week and BetVictor’s 9/2 odds for them to register a win looks a tad on the frothy side. Indeed, Skybet’s even money for them to win when handed a one goal start has proved popular, as has Paddy Power’s 5/6 for both teams to score.
Not surprisingly, there has been steady support for the match draw (11/4, Stan James), while Ladbrokes’ 7/1 for it to finish 1-1 catches the eye. Punters expecting a United victory may prefer the 13/2 on offer at BetVictor.com against them winning 1-0.
European champions Chelsea face FC Nordsjaelland this evening, buoyed by their fine winning display against Arsenal at the weekend and fully justifying their odds-on status (4/11, William Hill) to register another victory.
The Danish side, undefeated at home in the league this term, open as BetVictor’s enormous 10/1 outsiders while Skybet post 4/1 about the draw, but this is a fixture Chelsea are widely expected to win.
Accordingly, punters searching for attractive odds have plenty from which to choose. For example, bet365 chalk even money about the Blues retaining a clean sheet, while Stan James posts 10/11 in favour of them leading at the end of both halves. Born-again Fernando Torres is a 7/2 shot (Paddy Power) to open the scoring as Skybet mark 11/4 against the Londoners enjoying a one goal margin of victory.
£50 win double on United and Chelsea returns £115 at William Hill