Four straight wins, four clean sheets and 12 goals scored in their last four Champions League games – make no bones about it, Marseille will provide a stiff test for Manchester United.
That run for Didier Deschamps’ side included a 1-0 win over Chelsea in their most recent Champions League match, but considering Man Utd have lost just two games all season, they offer all the value.
Man Utd are 11/10 to beat Marseille on Wednesday night and considering they have won nine of their last 10 away trips in the Champions League, punters can look forward to a profitable evening.
Marseille are 5/2 to beat Man Utd and have played 10 matches against English sides in the Champions League, winning four all by a 1-0 scoreline – punters that believe Marseille can repeat this feat can back the French side at 7/1 to win 1-0.
But Man Utd have only lost two of their 24 European matches against French opposition, and with the best defence in this seasons Champions League, Man Utd look a good bet at 9/4 to win to nil.
With Man Utd boasting the best defence and Marseille with four straight clean sheets it’s unlikely that the Stade Velodrome will witness many goals and punters should back under 2.5 goals at 4/7.
Having never scored more than once in a match against English opposition, Marseille’s best hope of a result is holding Man Utd to a 1-1 draw which is priced at 11/2.
Away trips to Europe usually mean a counter-attacking approach from Sir Alex Ferguson which could mean Dimitar Berbatov missing out leaving Rooney the best bet at 7/2 to get the first goal.
It’s difficult to look past a Man Utd win although it is likely to be a low-scoring one and the 5/1 for Man Utd to win 1-0 looks the pick of the market.
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