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Both sides to score but United favourites to beat Madrid

United take on Real Madrid at Old Trafford tonight in the second leg of their Champions League tie (7.45pm KO, Live On ITV1) and are a top priced 3.2 with Coral to beat the mighty Spaniards.

Sir Alex’s side did well to draw 1-1 at the Bernabeu, where they created plenty of chances and Robin van Persie missed two good opportunities late on.

That result meant that they have only lost once in their last 14 Champions League home games (nine wins, four draws), and their opponents have only won once in their last five away games in England in this competition (two draws, two defeats).

Throw in the fact that United have been in top form and banging in goals in the Premier League and you can see why they are value at 3.2 compared to the 2.4 on offer about the visitors.

Robin van Persie is sure be keen to make amends for his misses in the first leg and makes plenty of appeal in the goalscorer markets.

The Dutchman is a 6 chance with bet365 to net the opener, and can also be backed at tasty looking 2.25 with sportingbet to score anytime.

The other bets that really appeal in this come in the goal markets.

Real have only failed to score once in their last 32 Champions League games but have failed to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League this season (10 goals conceded).

That makes both teams to score look a banker bet at the 1.5 on offer with bet365 and Ladbrokes.

Sir Alex himself predicted such in his press conference, and stated that they will simply have to score more to win.

That statement suggests this game will be a real end to end attacking affair, and over 3.5 goals has to be worth a punt at 2.5 with with Coral.

*bet365 are offering a free bet special on this game. Simply place a bet on any market prior to kick off and they will match your stake as a free bet in-running up to a maximum of £50.

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