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Man Utd vs Bursaspor – Turkish side up against a United front

| 20.10.2010

Bursaspor head to Old Trafford amidst revelations of unrest and player power, and the Turkish side may be scenting a result as Ferguson looks to rebuild Manchester United.

But Bursaspor may face a backlash from a Man Utd squad that will want to prove that Wayne Rooney isn’t the be all and end all of the club.

Match Odds

Dimitar Berbatov will lead the line as Man Utd search for the win that would all but guarantee their progress through to second round of the Champions League, Man Utd are 1/5 to beat Bursapor.

But Sir Alex Ferguson is short of midfielders after Ryan Giggs and Park Ji Sung joined Antonia Valencia and Owen Hargreaves on the sidelines, but Paul Scholes will start.

Bursaspor are at full strength for the trip to Manchester and they can take heart from Besiktas victory at Old Trafford, the one defeat at Old Trafford Man Utd have suffered in their last 27 home games – Bursaspor are 14/1 to win.

Total Goals

United have scored just one goal in the Champions League this season courtesy of Javier Hernandez, and the diminutive Mexican is 6/5 to score any time against Bursaspor.

Bursaspor are yet to score and have conceded five in their two Champions League games, and it’s 1/2 for the total goals to be over 2.5 and Man Utd are 8/13 to keep a clean sheet.

Rangers vs Valencia

A win for Rangers would put them in a strong position to qualify for the second stage and the Scottish club are 23/10 to beat Valencia, but have never beaten the Spanish team in four attempts.

Valencia lost their lead at the top of La Liga after losing to Barcelona on Saturday, but the Spanish club are in fine fettle and should be able to topple Rangers at 6/5.

Man Utd are 3/19 to top Group C. See the full UEFA Champions League football betting odds market here.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.