United Can Score At The Nou Camp But To No Avail
Manchester United are big outsiders to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League before their match against Barcelona at the Nou Camp. However, they were even less likely to win the final at the same ground trailing Bayern Munich by one goal in the last minute of the final in the 1998/99 season. Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then scored to clinch the trophy that completed a treble that is still unique. Barcelona have not lost in 30 Champions League ties at home and MANCHESTER UNITED are 9/1 with bet365 to progress to the last four.
Ironically Bayern Munich are the last team to win a European fixture away to Barcelona but that match took place in 2013. Barcelona had 67% of the possession at Old Trafford last week and the home team did not have one shot on target. Barca have a full strength squad and that means Lionel Messi plays. He has scored 26 goals in 23 matches and rarely fails to register in the big matches. United must score at some stage and with a bit of fortune can find the net but Barcelona always score at home. Therefore the best bet is BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 8/11 with Coral.
Ajax caused a massive upset by knocking Real Madrid out of the Champions League in the last round. They lost the first leg 2-1 in Amsterdam but beat the Spanish giants 4-1 in the Bernabeu. Ajax are at Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final tie in which the first match in Holland ended one-all. The visitors have lost just one of nine fixtures in the Champions League this season and can get the job done against Juventus. The Italian champions are not at their best just now which means AJAX TO QUALIFY is a decent bet at 9/4 with bet365.
It’s the first day of the Craven meeting at Newmarket and there are three races on ITV4. The Nell Gwyn Stakes over seven furlongs at 3.35 is a major trial for the 1,000 Guineas, the first fillies’ Classic of the season. Main Edition on paper has the best form but the horse is exposed after six races as a juvenile. QABALA won her only start over the course and distance in September and is the bet at 15/2 with Coral.