After they stunned Barcelona last time out, Celtic will find themselves on the verge of securing qualification for the Champions League knockout stage if they pick up a point at Benfica and the way Neil Lennon’s men have played in the tournament so far suggests that they can get a result in Portugal.
The Hoops are BetVictor’s 7/1 underdogs while the hosts are 1/2 at Betfred to land maximum points and that’s not particularly surprising but although Benfica should be considered favourites they come up against a Celtic team that has performed tremendously in their two away performances and as the pair drew in Glasgow, a repeat could be on the cards in this one at 10/3 (bet365).
Skybet rate another goalless affair at 14/1 but at 8/1 via William Hill, a 1-1 scoreline perhaps represents better value as Lennon’s troops have managed to bag six goals since drawing a blank in their Group G opener.
Manchester United head to Galatasaray with maximum points from their four outings and qualification assured so Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to make changes. Moreover, as they have nothing to play for, United are considered underdogs at 11/4 (Boylesports), with the hosts chalked up as 11/10 favourites by Betfred.
The Turkish giants certainly have the greater motivation so it’s easy to see why bookies have drawn up the quotes as they have but with the pressure off the visitors shouldn’t be ruled out and they aren’t without appeal at 13/8 in Paddy Power’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market.