Manchester United have a mountain to climb in their Champions League tie with Olympiakos having suffered a 2-0 first leg defeat following a dismal performance in Greece three weeks ago.
The task for David Moyes’s men has been made tougher by the fact that morale in the squad is low following the 3-0 hammering at home to rivals Liverpool on Sunday and the United boss has a real job on his hands to pick his players up for this crucial contest.
Bookies haven’t written off the Premier League champions yet however, BetVictor rating them at 2/1 to progress and indeed there’s scope for a dramatic turnaround.
The atmosphere is likely to be electric at Old Trafford and if the hosts can make a quick start they have every chance of forcing the Greek outfit on to the back foot.
Certainly Moyes’s charges deserve to be favourites to win the match, at 1/2 (bet365) and with the hosts set to be fired up, they’re capable of making a quick start.
BetVictor chalk them up at a generous 5/4 to lead at the end of each half and for punters sensing that extra-time might be on the cards, Winner.com post 7/1 against a 2-0 home win in 90 minutes.
The best route to profit however, could be to keep it simple by backing United to reach the last eight by any means.
Manchester United to qualify – 2/1 (BetVictor)