Despite failing to convince across their three Champions League group matches, Manchester United have registered a trio of victories to move to the brink of qualification for the knockout stage. Subsequently they head to Braga with some of the pressure off and bearing that in mind BetVictor have installed Sir Alex Ferguson’s men as 11/8 favourites to pick up a fourth maximum haul in Group H.
The Portuguese outfit however, gave United an almighty fright at Old Trafford, taking a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes before eventually going down 3-2 while the 2008 European champions have also looked defensively vulnerable so far, hence Skybet’s 8/13 for both teams to net and bet365’s 4/5 for the match to produce three or more goals.
Nevertheless, they’re still winning without being at their best and knowing that victory will see them through, the Premier League leaders can nick this one and BetVictor rate them at 17/2 to secure a 2-1 success.
Celtic were seconds from picking up a memorable draw against Barcelona in the Camp Nou before Jordi Alba’s heartbreaking winner gave the Catalans giants a 2-1 success but as the pair prepare to renew hostilities, bookies are anticipating a more straightforward evening for the La Liga table toppers, who are just 1/3 (Ladbrokes) to prevail at Parkhead.
Chelsea meanwhile, could do with a victory against Shakhtar Donetsk having lost to the Group E pacesetters last time out and back at Stamford Bridge the defending European champions can pick up a crucial maximum haul, a result Betfred quote at an enticing 21/20.