Manchester United welcome Bayern Munchen to Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League quarter final, with David Moyes’ men priced up at a phenomenal 5/1 to win the game.
There are some selection problems facing the Scot before he hands in his team sheet, with a lack of defenders at his disposal possibly playing into the 4/9-rated FC Bayern’s hands.
So what XI should Moyes plump for? Here’s the two cents of the master tacticians over at bwinbetting towers:
A three-day bender couldn’t give Moyes a bigger headache than the one he faces over the men to protect David De Gea’s net.
Patrice Evra’s suspended, while Jonny Evans and occasional right-back Antonio Valencia are both doubts.
That means Phil Jones must shift across from his recent stint in the middle to mind Franck Ribery, with Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic teaming up at centre-half and left-sided deputy Alex Buttner tasked with stopping compatriot, Arjen Robben.
Moyes will surely be tempted to stick with Ryan Giggs in the centre of the park following the Welshman’s superb direct passing display against Olympiakos, with Tom Cleverley’s pressing prowess granting him the right to partner the veteran.
On the wings, again like the Olympiakos clash, pace is a must.
While Valencia may miss out, Danny Welbeck is just as fleet-footed an understudy, providing industry in equal measure also.
Having not started a game for four outings, Adnan Januzaj’s legs will be sufficiently rested to provide the pace down the left.
Robin van Persie’s unfortunate injury means Wayne Rooney must be pushed further forward from his number 10 role to lead the line, while Juan Mata’s unavailability having played for Chelsea gives Shinji Kagawa the chance to shine as chief creator.