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Champions League specials available for Ryan Giggs

| 24.05.2011

Ryan Giggs will be pushing for a start in the Champions League final and it is 7/1 that his first major contribution is to set up a Manchester United goal.

Giggs has continued to be one of the most prominent members of the Manchester United squad this season and it is largely expected that he will partner Michael Carrick in Sir Alex Ferguson’s midfield against Barcelona at Wembley.

If the 37-year-old does start on Saturday, Ladbrokes are offering numerous Giggs specials in relation to what his first involvement will be.

In total there are five options available, with two of these relating to how much of the match he will participate in.

It is 6/5 in the Champions League odds that Giggs sees out the whole 90 minutes, which is perhaps the most likely if Manchester United fall behind and are chasing the game late on, as his extra quality on the ball will be vital.

Meanwhile, if Manchester United are winning, there is every chance that Giggs’ ageing legs will be substituted and this can be backed at 15/8.

However, one of these two bets will only be winners if Giggs fails to make any other telling contribution to the game in terms of a goal, assist or a booking.

The assist certainly looks the most appealing as Giggs has scored just four times in 37 appearances in all competitions this season, while he has collected just six bookings.

It is 8/1 that Giggs’ first telling contribution is a goal and 5/1 that he receives a card of any colour.

Some doubles are also available, including 250/1 that he scores and is sent off in the 90 minutes, while it is 66/1 that he repeats his exploits of the 1999 FA Cup semi final with Arsenal by helping Manchester United to victory by scoring in extra time.

A £30 stake on Giggs scoring at any time in the 90 minutes against Barcelona would return £210. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.