Champions Bookies Backing Barca, But United Cannot Be Overlooked
With just over 24 hours to go before Barcelona face Manchester United in what is undoubtedly the biggest game in Europe, it looks as though it is the Spanish champions who are widely being tipped for Champions League glory.
Despite the usual English bias in European football betting, it seems that most bookmakers are supremely confident that this Barcelona side can cruise to glory against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, with Bet365 pricing them as low as evens to win.
Unsurprisingly, it is the mercurial Lionel Messi who is the player most fancied to light up the stage at Wembley, with the talented Argentine priced as low as 13/10 to score at any point in the game and 4/1 to be the match’s first or last goalscorer.
However, in the midst of all the hype about this Barcelona team and their galaxy of stars, it seems as though United are being almost completely overlooked when the reality is that they have a very decent chance of upsetting the European applecart.
The Red Devils are 11/4 to win the game in normal time and 13/8 to lift the trophy, but you need only cast your eyes to the scorecast markets to find some real value on the game as a 1-0 win for United with Javier Hernandez bagging the first goal is 30/1.
Clearly, by going against the grain there’s some money to be made on backing the British “underdogs” – and with the vast number of bonus offers and money-back savers available if you shop around, there’s no better time to try your luck.