Manchester United face Bayern Munchen in the pick of the Champions League quarter-final ties with the odds firmly heaped against David Moyes’ boys.
Crowned kings of Germany before March was out, the Bavarian machine are almost impossible to back to progress to the last four, with the layers at bwin HQ going 9/100 about Pep Guardiola’s men progressing.
However, to compensate for this tight-waddedness, those very same layers have slackened the purse strings in emphatic fashion, boosting the Red Devils’ price from 11/2 out to 13/2.
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What’s even better is that if you invest your £30 free bet received for opening a new account at bwin.com on this monster price and United forge a first-leg lead, you’ll trouser £195 profit.
The day Man Utd were available to back to win at Old Trafford at such monumental odds was as difficult to envisage as flying a Ford-manufactured space ship to work while dodging winged pigs, but it’s here folks and these are the reasons why the current English champs will reward those brave enough to back them.
Man Utd have won every home game in the Champions League this season.
Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad, Shakhtar and Olympiakos have all been bested at the Theatre of Dreams, with the latter three all failing to find the net.
This is the best run of form Moyes’ side have managed in the competition since their victorious 2007/08 campaign.
In two games with Bundesliga-based Leverkusen, United scored an incredible nine goals.
Giving up two in return, the Red Devils can take confidence from their showings against the last team to win a league game against FCB.
Overall, the 20-time English title winners have won their last six home games against German visitors, losing just twice in history.
FC Bayern have suffered defeat in a third of their away games against English foes.
The reigning regents of Europe have returned home empty-handed from six of their 18 trips across the channel and are long overdue a loss on these shores after prevailing on each of their previous five visits.