The UEFA Champions League brings two English sides into second leg action on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, with both Man United and Chelsea facing Spanish opposition. Check out a brief preview and tip for both matches below.
Pricing comes from our friends at Betfair and are correct at time of writing.
Manchester United v Sevilla (7:45pm Tuesday)
Manchester United will look to finish the job and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, as they take on Sevilla at Old Trafford, with the tie posied a 0-0 after the first match.
Man United pulled off a great result at the Ramon Sanchez Pijzuan, thanks in part to David De Gea’s superb performance in goal. Sevilla peppered the United goal in the first leg, but could not break through and this could be their undoing at Old Trafford.
United are unbeaten in five and wins against Chelsea and Liverpool since the draw in Spain, will only enhance the confidence of Jose Mourinho’s side. Sevilla have won and lost two games apiece, with a 2-5 to Atletico somewhat of a concern for manager, Vincenzo Montella.
Expect United to stifle Sevilla once again, but with a little more attacking impetus this time around. Sevilla will look to counter where possible to pick up the solitary goal that could be enough to go through, but on recent displays, Man United should get through, with a win to nil worth considering @13/10, although David De Gea will need another strong performance to keep the Spanish side out once again, so the win and both to score may be a more likely target here.
Man United To Win and both to score @23/10
Barcelona v Chelsea (7:45pm Wednesday)
In a huge test for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side, the Blues travel to the Camp Nou, as they take on Barcelona, needing a positive result to qualify, after a 1-1 draw that could have been so much better for the Londoner’s, had Willian’s shots not hit the post.
Barcelona are in great form and have lost just once since the opening season, Super Cup losses to Real Madrid. Chelsea have struggled since the drawn game, with losses to the two Manchester clubs, although they did end the run without a win, by beating Crystal Palace last time out.
Chelsea did well with very little of the ball, as Barcelona held two thirds possession in the first leg, as the Blues limited them to just a single shot on target, Messi’s goal. Chelsea’s problem will be the need to push forward, with a need for a goal paramount. I would expect Chelsea to try and keep barcelona at arms length in the first half, with a more positive approach later on, however I find it difficult to believe they can shut out Barcelona in the first period, with an early goal spelling curtains for the Blues.
Barcelona -1 Goal Handicap @6/5
Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply. New customers only; debit and credit cards only, 18+. begambleaware.org