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United too good for Sevilla

United too good for Sevilla


Last week’s Champions League action was thrilling and more last-16 second-leg excitement is expected, starting on Tuesday at Old Trafford.

Manchester United and Sevilla played out a goalless draw in Andalusia, as Jose Mourinho saw his side produce one of his favoured European performances, strangling the game.

Their fans will expect more this time around and will be buoyed by beating Chelsea and Liverpool in their last two home outings.

Sevilla were second best on Saturday as they went down at home to Valencia. However, they are good on the road, losing only one of their last six, and will push United hard.

Mourinho is the master of these situations, though, and 5/8 for the home win seems a decent price, but considering Sevilla’s away form, it may well be worth pushing harder for the United victory and both to score at 23/10.

Tuesday’s other match is also likely to be entertaining as Roma look to overturn their 2-1 first-leg deficit against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Giallorossi players looked extremely uncomfortable in the freezing conditions they experienced in Ukraine and having rotated in Friday’s win over Torino, will be raring to go.

Shakhtar were good in the opening game, coming from a goal behind and have won their last four against the Italians.

However, as Chelsea found in the groups, Roma have are a strong proposition at the Stadio Olimpico and another home win and both to score seems likely at 7/4, while 13/10 for Cengiz Under to score at anytime also appeals.

Speaking of Chelsea and they head to Barcelona on Wednesday with plenty to play for after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

It was a case of no Messi, no problem for Barca as they won at Malaga on Saturday but he’ll be back for this one, while the Blues also triumphed against Crystal Palace.

Chelsea were unlucky not to win the opening game and have not lost any of their last eight against Wednesday’s opponents.

They will be looking to channel the spirit of 2012 when a draw in Camp Nou saw them edge past the Blaugrana.

Barca are frightening at home though and will expect to triumph to zero at 27/20, while Messi will look to mark the birth of his third child with the opening goal at 13/5.

Finally and there could be a surprise in Turkey where Besiktas take on Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians lead 5-0 and are realistically through. However, having gone full strength in Saturday’s 6-0 win over Hamburg, are expected to rotate in Istanbul.

An early red card put pay to Besiktas’ chances in this tie but are unbeaten on home soil this season and although the Kara Kartallar are unlikely to progress, they could upset Bayern at 17/4.


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