Beware Buying Money

Manchester City’s remarkable 3-2 comeback win in Munich tonight shows there pretty much is no guarantees in top level football, and serves as a reminder to punters like me that there is no such thing as buying money when it comes to football gambling.

I didn’t watch the game, but I heard the scores coming through. When I heard it was 2-0 to Munich, I did think to myself that it was game over, and that City could well get embarrassed.

As the screenshot below shows, I wasn’t the only one who thought it was game over at 2-0…..

…. there was around £450.000 on Betfair at 1.05 and lower that thought the match was over – City were matched at 150.00 (149/1).

The win wasn’t enough to see City overhaul Munich and top the group, but it should send out a message around Europe that City are a team to be taken seriously. City are now into 14/1 with Bet365 to win the Champions League.

In the other half of Manchester, David Moyes seen some of the pressure eased off him as Manchester United managed a much needed win, and also secured top spot in the group. It wasn’t exactly a performance to be proud of though, and at half time Moyes must have been fuming.

I thought United were very poor in the first half, and although the second period was better, it still wasn’t a great performance overall.

I know if United manage a couple of wins, all of a sudden it will be ‘what crisis,’ but this team really does need an overhaul.

I’m not convinced Moyes actully knows his best team yet, but it won’t be good enough with the current squad he has to pick from. The likes of Cleverley and ‘Emile’ Welbeck may be decent squad players, but they are not going to worry the likes of Munich, Madrid and Barcelona.

United can currently be backed at 16/1 to win the Champions League.

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