Manchester United Can Beat Juventus
When Manchester United played Valencia in the Champions League at Old Trafford earlier this month the club had to invite fans to attend because the match did not sell out. There was a ballot to distribute the few remaining tickets for tonight’s home match against Juventus because it was oversubscribed. The only way you can get into the stadium tonight is by buying a ticket off a tout because it’s such a huge game. United have lost just one of their last 22 home matches in European competition.
Juventus have won all their away matches this season and they have a certain Cristiano Ronaldo playing up front. The heart is probably ruling the head but if MANCHESTER UNITED play like they did for the last 20 minutes against Newcastle and most of the away match at Chelsea they are the bet at 23/10 with Betfair. It’s a tough match for United which they can win as outsiders against the champions of Italy for the last seven seasons.
Manchester City are away at Shakhtar Donetsk and after losing at home to Lyon on match day 1 cannot afford another defeat. Shakhtar have conceded at least one goal in their last six fixtures in Europe at home and keeping a clean sheet looks beyond them against City. However, an English side has never beaten the Ukrainians at home who have lost just once in 15 European fixtures at their own ground.
City are not playing in the Premier League until next Monday night so all this nonsense about the demands of playing in two competitions within a few days does not apply. Five different players scored against Burnley on Saturday and Kevin Be Bruin returned to action. Pep Guardiola can select his strongest side and his team need a result so won’t be sitting back. However, Manchester City look too short to win but they can avoid defeat so the DRAW is the bet at 5/1 with bet365.
There is an All-Weather Fast Track Qualifier for two-year-olds over six furlongs at Newcastle today (3.40). It’s a Class 2 race worth over £16,000 to the winner. Two-thirds of juvenile races are won by horses that finished in the first three on their last start and there are four qualifiers. SWISSTERIOUS finished down the field in a valuable sales race at Redcar 17 days ago but is the nap at 15/8 with Ladbrokes.