With Manchester United already qualified from Group H, Sir Alex Ferguson has opted to leave his big stars at home and send in the kids to ‘hell’. Rooney, RVP, Ferdinand, Evra, Scholes & Giggs and been left to hold the fort at home while the kiddies have been sent to Istanbul.
The bookies have Galatasaray rightly as favourites given the United squad as best price of Evens now with Stan James, the draw is at 29/10 with Bwin and United win is at 3/1 with Stan James again.
Javier Hernandez has made the trip along with Danny Welbeck and don’t be surprised if one of these two score to keep up the Red Devils impressive record of having scored in 20 Champions League games in a row.
If United’s leaky defence can keep out Burak Yilmaz who has scored all of Galatasaray’s 4 goals in their last 2 games then they could possibly nick a point, Even if they don’t manage this then they still have enough quality in the squad to score in the intimidating Turk Telecom Arena.
I can see United conceding again first as they have in their last 3 CL games but where as they came back to win in all 3 of them games, if they draw level I think they will be more than happy with that, but I think this may be a tall order.
Galatasaray still have lots to play for in this year’s competition after their 1-3 away win to Cluj who themselves are pushing the Turks for that final qualifying position. They will be hoping for a bit more luck after the first fixture when they lost 1-0 at Old Trafford after hitting the woodwork 3 times!
In summery I expect Galatasaray to win this but I also think United will score..
Galatasaray Win – Evs Stan James
Over 2.5 goals – 8/11 Bet Victor
Galatasaray to score first – 5/6 Blue Sq
Burak Yilmaz to score first – 6/1 Bet365
Javier Hernandez anytimescorer – 9/4 Stan James
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