All the odds for a big night of Champions League football
There is a big night of Champions League Football for Manchester tonight as both City and United face big games. United make the tough trip to Ukraine to take on Shakhtar Donetsk while Manchester City are considered outsiders when Bayern Munich visit as they
attempt to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Aston Villa.
The reigning champions are outright favourites as they look to become the first side to retain the Champions League in its modern format, while City are rated the Premier League’s greatest hopes at 12/1.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men failed to rack up their fourth successive win in all competitions as they slipped to a 3-2 loss at Villa Park, a second away defeat of the season.
They have, however, been perfect on home turf this season, winning by at least two goals in all four games at the Etihad Stadium.
Yaya Toure has arguably been their stand-out performer, netting six times in eight games and in each of his last four, so is now amongst the favourites in the goalscorer betting at 3/1 anytime, the same odds as striker Edin Dzeko.
Mario Mandzukic has been Bayern’s most prolific marksman this season with four goals in his last five games for club and country and is the favourite to break the deadlock.
Last season’s treble winners are flying high in Bundesliga with just two points dropped so far, while they opening their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow while City beat Viktoria Plzen by the same scoreline.
For Manchester United they head to Ukraine as outsiders to collect all three points following a difficult start to David Moyes’ reign.
Their worst ever run of results from the opening six games of a Premier League campaign has seen them drift out to 7/1 to retain the title, while they are twice that price to win the Champions League.
However, they made an impressive start to their European campaign with a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen and are odds-on to win Group A, with Wednesday night’s hosts second favourites.
The Ukrainian champions kicked off with a 2-0 win at Real Sociedad with and Alex Texeira, who is 9/1 to score first, bagging a brace.
Robin van Persie looks set to return to the United line-up after being a substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Brom and is available at 11/2 in our Price Boosts to break the deadlock.
Wayne Rooney has been in prolific for with five goals in as many games in all competition and is 2/1 to net anytime.
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