Champions League betting preview: Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen
Manchester United host Bayer Leverkusen tonight as the group stages of the 2013/14 Champions League get underway.
The Group A clash is new United boss David Moyes’ first European game in charge of the Red Devils, and the Scot may be without several outfield players.
Striker Danny Welbeck and defender Phil Jones are both doubtful with respective knee and ankle problems, although midfielder Shinji Kagawa could feature after returning to training following illness.
Bundesliga side Leverkusen will give midfielder Lars Bender a late fitness test after the Germany international missed recent club and country fixtures with a hip problem.
Online bookmakers Winner make Man Utd 17/20 favourites to win the match, with Bayer Leverkusen available at 10/3. The draw is priced at 5/2.
Bwin make United striker Robin van Persie 1.95 favourite to score the first goal, ahead of teammate Wayne Rooney at 2.2.
Bet365 price a 1-0 United win at 7/1, with a 2-1 success for the Premier League side offered at the same odds.