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Man United v Juventus Tips: Can Pogba or Ronaldo make the difference?

| 22.10.2018

Two former favourites face their old clubs in the Champions League tonight, as Paul Pogba and Manchester United host Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus.

Both players are integral to their respective current sides. But which superstar will make a telling contribution under the lights at Old Trafford?

Match odds

United have shown plenty of resilience in recent weeks, with comebacks against Newcastle United and Chelsea.

They’ll need to be at it from the off here to claim all three points at 2/1.

Juventus were held by Genoa at the weekend but boast a 100% record in the Champions League so far this season.

They’re 7/5 to claim a win that would all but guarantee them a last-16 spot. A sixth Win to Nil of the campaign for the Old Lady is 3/1.

You can back a fourth draw in five United home matches at 21/10.

Talking tactics

Mourinho looks set to counter Juve’s considerable attacking threat by reverting to three in the middle.

That could mean a start for Scott McTominay alongside Nemanja Matic and Pogba.

The latter of those will need to win his battle with Miralem Pjanic, who should sit next to Blaise Matuidi in a defensive midfield two.

They’ll look to feed a front four spearheaded by Ronaldo, with Paulo Dybala linking things up in the number 10 role.

If United’s defence can stand resolute, then they could capitalise on the counter through pacy pair Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

Goalscorer odds

This match could be all about either side’s returning talisman.

Pogba has four goals so far this season and is 3/1 Anytime again tonight, while Ronaldo is an 8/5 shot to net on his Old Trafford reappearance.

Martial and Rashford will also be looking to continue their respective good form.

The former is 3/1 to follow up his double at the weekend with a strike inside 90 minutes here. Rashford is a 5/2 shot or 7/1 to Score Last.

Match info

When: 8pm

Where: Old Trafford, Manchester

How to watch: BT Sport 2

Click here for all our Manchester United v Juventus odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.