Man Utd travel to face Sporting Braga in Champions League Group H, as they look secure the victory that would all-but guarantee qualification to the knockout stages as group winners.
Man Utd start as 13/10 favourites to win the match, Braga can be backed at 11/5, whilst the draw is available at 23/10. All odds quoted are available with Bet365.
When Braga faced United at Old Trafford last month, they gave Sir Alex Ferguson’s side a bit of a fright after racing into an early two-goal lead. Despite coming back to win the match 3-2, the United manager will no doubt be keen that his side deliver a more straightforward victory in Portugal. Expectation will be high in the United camp, not least because the Red Devils boast a formidable record in this competition with only two defeats in their last 23 Champions League matches. Worth noting however is the fact that United continue to be beset by injuries, in particular in defence, and that could make them vulnerable to losing a goal or two.
Braga will take much heart from the problems they caused United at Old Trafford in their brave defeat last month and Ferguson’s side ought to be wary. The hosts have lost only one of their last eight home matches in all competitions, and in the Portuguese Primera Liga have lost only one match this season. Also in the home side’s favour is that unlike their opponents they have no injury concerns to report ahead of the match.
I can see this being a difficult match for United as Braga need to go all out for the three points to maintain their drive for qualification. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Braga take an early lead which could set up the match to be a bit of a goal-fest. Braga to score the first goal at 6/5 is surely worth a tickle as is the 7/4 for over 3.5 goals to be scored in the match. I also like the look of Braga to score in both halves at 5/2.
Sporting Braga vs Man Utd Betting Tips
Braga to score the first goal – 6/5 with Bet365
Over 3.5 goals – 7/4 with Bet365
Braga to score in both halves – 5/2 with Bet365
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