Man United are a top priced 8/11 to beat Basel and progress into the last 16 of the Champions League tonight (7.45pm KO, Live on ITV1) and despite not being in top form are strongly fancied to do the business.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side head into the game facing possible elimination, but also knowing that a draw would be good enough to see them through to the last 16.
It’s true to say that they have struggled in what really isn’t a tough group and have been far from impressive in recent Premiership games.
Their defence has been the problem, and they have conceded six goals in their three games against Basel and Benfica in this competition.
However Sir Alex is sure to have his side fired up for tonight’s game and will surely be going out to win it with an impressive performance to send a message across Europe that the Red devils are still the one’s everyone has to fear.
It’s not going to be easy for United in a guaranteed a red-hot atmosphere at the tight St Jakob Park ground but they will surely rise to the occasion and outclass their opponents.
They are as short as 4/7 in a place for victory, so the 8/11 on offer with Hills looks too big and should be snapped up.
Wayne Rooney is due a goal, and at a general 4/1 makes plenty of appeal to score first.