Live on ITV: Tues 19.45: Man Utd are huge at 23/10 (Hills) to beat Real Madrid and Robin Van Persie can overshadow Cristiano Ronaldo’s return.
It has been an incredible few days for Real Madrid, who have beaten rivals Barcelona twice and bookies think they can cap a memorable week by advancing in the Champions League at the expense of Manchester United.
However, with scores level at one apiece after the first leg and United enjoying home advantage in this renewal, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men might have been underestimated and at 5/4 (bet365), the Premier League leaders can book a place in the quarter final.
Admittedly, the hosts have been somewhat unconvincing on their own patch in the competition this term but the defeat to Cluj came when they had already qualified and they have gained momentum as the campaign has gone on, so we can’t read too much into those early performances.
Subsequently, it’s worth considering a flutter on a victory in normal time for United, especially as it’s available at a whopping 23/10 via Hills.
All eyes of course, will be on Cristiano Ronaldo as he faces his former club for the first time since leaving them in 2009 and there are likely to be plenty of takers for Coral’s 4/1, marked against an opening goal from the Madrid attacker.
Nevertheless, United have their own danger man in the shape of Robin Van Persie, who has already helped himself to 23 goals this terms.