Manchester United v Bayern Munich Champions League

champions-league-BettingManchester United takes on Bayern Munich tonight at Old Trafford in the second leg of their quarter-final. In our match preview we have analyzed tonight’s game and fund the best betting tips on Man U v Bayern Munich, which can be found further down. Bayern Munich comes into game with 2-1 victory from last week’s game, which is a useful result before tonight’s game, while Manchester United will be forced to win to go through to the semi-final and keep the dream of bringing the trophy back to Manchester alive.

A week of change

Only one week ago everything looked great for Manchester United, they were number one in Premier League and they were on their way to another Champions League final with a reasonable draw. However this week things are upside-down, as they not only lost to Bayern Munich, but also got top scorer Wayne Rooney injured in the process and Saturday they lost first place to Chelsea in the premier league. Today Manchester United have chance to get back on track by winning home against Bayern Munich, and the fact that they are playing at home should give them the necessary confidence. Before loosing to Chelsea they had won the last 8 home games and they are usually very impressive at Old Trafford. Besides Rooney, Manchester United has no major injuries, but of cause one should not underestimate the importance of this one injury. It was rumored that Rooney might be back in the squad for tonight’s game, but this was rejected by Ferguson today.

On the other hand Bayern Munich must be very confident before tonight’s match with victories over both Manchester United and Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga, which secured them first place again. At the same time Bayern Munich has done well playing away this season in Champions League. At the group stage they won 4-1 in Juventus and they also did well playing away against Fiorentina in the 1/8-final, although they lost 3-2. Of cause they will be put under more pressure going to Old Trafford, where they cannot be expected to keep Manchester United away from chances in 90 minutes. This said, they will have Martin Demichelis back in center defense, which is a clear improvement from the last game in Munich. At the same time Bastian Sweinsteiger is back from his ban in the first match, while Arien Robben is expected to in the squad for tonight’s game and might be a joker late in the game.

Tonight’s match

Looking at tonight’s match, we are likely see a tactical and defensive match. Bayern Munich will properly focus on defense, while Manchester United will try to control the game and score the necessary goal to go through. Even though it might seem dangerous just to defend against Manchester at Old Trafford, this might be their best chance. In their match against Schalke 04 this weekend, Bayern Munich defended their 2-1 lead with only 10 men in the second half, which must have been a confidence boost for the defense before tonight’s match. On top of this Manchester United is missing Rooney, which surely weakens their offense. This said, Manchester United will properly be able to put a lot of pressure on Bayern Munich and the game can change in character by an early goal, where both teams would have to attack and open up the game.

Sport betters looking to bet on the match can currently get odds 1.80 for a Manchester United win, 3.50 for a draw and 4.50 for a Bayern Munich win at William Hill Sport. Manchester United is the bookmaker favorite and odds 1.80 for a Manchester win is more than playable. We predict a very tactical and defensive match, where Manchester United will have ball most of the time. The big question is whether they will be able to score and how early. This said, our betting tip for the match is a small victory to Manchester United. We are likely to see very few goals and a tactical defensive game, but Manchester should be able to score the necessary goal at home. As a special offer, all players can receive free bet on the match today at William Hill Sport by placing a bet on the first goal scorer in the match.

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