Not enjoying the most convincing of seasons under David Moyes, Manchester United will be grateful for what on the face of it looks like one of the easier draws in the Champions League knockout stage, against Olympiakos.
United have actually looked more convincing in Europe than they have domestically and have kept four consecutive clean sheets in the Champions League so they’re worthy favourites at 1/4 with bet365 to overcome the Greek outfit over the two legs.
Moyes’s troops travel to Piraeus for the first encounter and at 5/4 via BetVictor, they should come out on top given that the hosts were perhaps a touch fortunate to emerge from the group phase and have lost top scorer Kostas Mitroglou since then.
Nevertheless, with the second leg at home United don’t need to go in for the kill or take unnecessary risks in pursuit of an easy success so they’ll probably be happy to ‘settle’ for a victory by a one-goal margin, an outcome Boylesports chalk up at 14/5.
As the visitors have been strong defensively in the competition, they can keep a weakened Olympiakos attack at bay and Skybet post 5/2 against them prevailing ‘to nil’ while more specifically Ladbrokes make them 13/2 to grab the only goal.
Man Utd to beat Olympiakos ‘to nil’ – 5/2 (Skybet)
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