Champions League Acca: Goal-shy Man United to end blank spell
The Champions League returns tonight with the fourth round of group games and we’ve taken the liberty to have a look ahead and put together a handsomely rewarding four-fold.
Both Manchester United and City feature, while PSV and Benfica complete the quartet which returns just over £127 from a £5 stake.
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Man Utd to beat CSKA
Since the 1-1 draw in Moscow, Manchester United have played out three successive 0-0 stalemates with some questioning Louis van Gaal’s style of play.
It seems unfathomable to think another goalless encounter could occur, and CSKA’s European away record doesn’t make good reading for the visitors.
The Russian side have lost eight of their last ten away ties in the Champions League, and despite United’s shortcomings upfront of late, the Red Devils really should have enough in hand for a goal or two at Old Trafford.
Sevilla v Man City – Draw
Manchester City are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, but needed a last minute winner in their home tie with Sevilla, and also needed one against Norwich on Saturday.
Their Spanish hosts aren’t in great form, but having seen off Barcelona already at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan this season, should have no reason to fear a Sergio Aguero-less City.
A draw would be enough to keep City’s chances of progression firmly in their own hands, but Sevilla will fight hard to evade a defeat which would all but end their hopes.
PSV to beat Wolfsburg
They may sit bottom of Group B, but PSV’s fine domestic form can inspire them to move off the bottom.
The Dutch side have scored 15 goals en route to winning their last three games, and while Wolfsburg have won four of their last five, they’ve been suspect on the road.
Aside from a cup win over a third division team, the German club have won just once away from home, and that was at struggling Darmstadt.
Benfica to beat Galatasaray
The Turkish side claimed the spoils in the reverse fixture, but thanks to Benfica’s victories over Astana and Atletico, it’s the Portuguese club who remain in firm control of progressing to the knockout stage.
Benfica’s last home game saw them lose 3-0 to Sporting in what was Aguias’ first defeat at home in the league for three-and-a-half years.
They responded by winning 4-0 away at Tondelo at the weekend and will be keen to make amends upon their return to the Estadio da Luz.
The visitors meanwhile haven’t won any of their last ten away games in the Champions League, conceding at least twice in nine of those.
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