Sunday, May 3, 2009

Champions League Semi-Final, Arsenal V Manchester United at BetUK

The Champions League is getting down to its last two semi-final matches. Arsenal take on Manchester United in the second leg of this tie, United take the one goal advantage to the Emirates Stadium from last week’s clash at Old Trafford and we look at this match to try and decide who is the most worthy finalist.

In the first leg United were dominant as predicted and Arsenal seemed to sit back and not want to concede goals, given that the away goals are paramount in this competition it was strange to see Arsenal sit back and not really press United throughout the whole match.

It is always to be expected that the home team takes the game to the opposition and this return leg will be no different, Arsenal need a quick goal to level this tie and then press for a winner.

The problem is that if United score one Arsenal will then need three to guarantee progression, any kind of draw will see United go through this tie and it looks like United are more than capable of getting that all important away goal.

As far as the bookmakers are concerned Arsenal are favorites for this match as they have to be the aggressors on home turf and are chasing that slender 1-0 United advantage.

When handicapping this game, we think a draw could be a good betting option. Football betting in Champions League can be a little trickier, as the teams play a different style due to the away goals rule.

So, we are going to go for the draw in this game with a correct score bet at 2-2, Arsenal need to go for broke as far as goals are concerned and we think that United can match their firepower and see them through to the final.

There are great Champions League odds out there, with online sportsbook BetUK offering Draw 2-2 correct score at +1400. That will be a very good betting profit if we hit that correct score bet.

Bet Arsenal and Manchester United to Draw 2-2 correct score at +1400 with betuk.com

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