Three Coral best prices it may pay to accept on Man Utd
With the Champions League the only competition that Manchester United can now seriously win this season, David Moyes’ side have to be fancied to overcome a somewhat pleasant draw against Olympiakos to reach the quarter finals.
Coral are offering the top Man Utd odds of 1/4 that the Red Devils do qualify at the expense of Olympiakos and the Greek league leaders have never reached the quarter finals this decade or won any of their last five two-legged ties with English opposition.
But it is three other best prices that offer more immediate interest for the first leg in Greece.
Man Utd to win @ 5/4
Although the most recent was just over a decade ago, it could still be significant that Man Utd have won all four previous meetings between these two teams, including two in Greece.
Meanwhile, Olympiakos may have won all 13 home league games this season, but they were beaten 4-1 by PSG when faced with higher calibre opposition than they are perhaps are used to.
The fact that Olympiakos have a striker shortage for this game will not help their cause either.
Double Chance – Man Utd to win or draw @ 1/3
With Man Utd still to prove that they are at their best this season and Juan Mata unavailable for this one, some punters may prefer the safety net of draw as part of their bet.
After all, Man Utd have never lost any of their 10 previous encounters with Greek opposition and may well settle for a draw in the hope of sealing their passage to the quarter finals back at Old Trafford.
Despite being placed in what was widely regarded as a tricky qualification group, Man Utd came through that without defeat too.
Both teams to score 1/1
It is interesting that the only Champions League game where David Moyes has been able to pair Robin van Persie with Wayne Rooney this season, the Red Devils put four past Bayer Leverkusen.
Galatasaray have already surpassed 100 goals for the season in all competition and were on target at least once in all of their six group-stage matches.