Manchester United travels to what will be a hostile environment in Athens as it takes on Olympiacos. The visitors are rightfully favoured by bookmakers to win on Tuesday.Bet on the Champions League now and take advantage of a sweet deal from William Hill, where you can land a $100 betting bonus.
Despite dropping both games to PSG during the group stage, Olympiacos still finished ahead of Anderlecht and Benfica to grab the second knockout stage spot with 10 points.
The home side is listed as 3.50 underdogs for today's match by Goal Canada betting partner William Hill. But it will need to find away to score goals and that is not going to be easy.
Despite dominating the Greek Superleague this season, and for the last decade, Olympiacos is without their leading goalscorer, Javier Saviola, due to injury while its Champions League leading marksman Kostas Mitroglou was sold last month. Add to that Serbian striker Marko Scepovic's inability to play because of being cup-tied, and the prospect of goals looks quite bleak for Olympiacos.
With what appears to be a futile attack from the Greek club, coupled with no major injuries on United's backline, I like the Manchester win to nil selection -- which sees a nice payout of 3.50. The straight win in the 1x2 section is still favourable at 2.20.
United has defeated Olympiacos in all four of their previous Champions League meetings.
The English side has struggled in domestic play as it finds itself in fifth in the Premier League table, but United went undefeated during the group stage with a 4-0-2 record, while at times showcasing some remarkable play. David Moyes' side has only allowed one goal in three away matches this year, which is why the U2.5 is listed at only 1.61.
A draw result is offered at 3.10, and though that has potential, United should emerge victorious here.
Wayne Rooney recently extended his commitment to United by signing a monster four year deal. To score in this match, he can be taken at 2.25. He has two goals in the competition and is in the top ten in the Premier League. Another consideration is Dutch striker Robin Van Persie, who is listed at 2.00.