If Manchester United play Basel 100 times away from home would you expect them to win more or less than half of those matches? United are Evens to win tonight’s Champions League fixture in Switzerland. The away side have won 14 of their last 18 matches and have a perfect record in their section to date. UNITED need one more point to qualify for the knockout stages but can pick up all three by beating Basel tonight and you can back that outcome at even money with William Hill.
Qarabag play in Baku which is the capital city of Azerbaijan. The country has a population of 2.166 million and 11 of those will be starting tonight’s home Champions League fixture against Chelsea. The visitors cannot afford to lose but its worth bearing in mind that Qarabag have lost only one home fixture in all competitions since February. However, Chelsea won the reverse tie 6-0 in London and even though the margin of victory won’t be as big CHELSEA can win the match at 1/3.
Roma visit Atletico Madrid in the same group and the home side are winless after four matches. Atletico have not scored more than one goal in their last 10 matches so a DRAW is the likely outcome (13/5 with Betfair). Italian football is in shock as the national team have not qualified for the World Cup. Juventus will be trying to restore some pride against Barcelona at home. Juve have conceded in eight of their last nine fixtures and BARCELONA can beat them tonight.
Standout Racing Bet of The Day
Amongst some ordinary racing at three meetings over the jumps today Kempton stages moderate fare on the All Weather tonight but there is a race worth over £22,000 to the winner (6.40pm). In terms of prize money this race sticks out like a sore thumb and one horse catches the eye. So Beloved is on a long losing run but has been placed in Group 1 company and that is outstanding form. The horse has the class to prevail at this level so the standout racing bet of the day is SO BELOVED at 8/1 with William Hill.