8/1 on Man City OR 3/1 on Bayern Munich

The biggest clash of the second night of Champions League action sees the German League Champions take on the English League Champions, as Bayern Munich entertain Manchester City in the Allianz Arena in Germany.

Winner are offering a great new customer sign up offer on this fixture, as anybody opening a new account here can have the choice of an enhanced price of either 3/1 on Bayern Munich to win, OR 8/1 on Manchester City to win.

To qualify for this offer, you must deposit a minimum of £25.00 into your new Winner account, and the bet amount at the enhanced price has to be exactly £10.00.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm (UK time) and is live on Sky Sports, your bet at the enhanced price offer must be placed before kick-off. For more information check Winner’s terms and conditions.

This looks a good price enhancement to me. On one hand Munich at 3/1 (enhanced from 8/13) at home to anybody is a bloody good price, but at the same time Manchester City are one of the few sides in Europe who are capable of getting a win in Germany, so 8/1 (enhanced from 4/1) on them is also excellent value.

Paddy Power are also running a new accounts offer on tonight’s Champions League fixtures. Anybody opening a new Paddy Power account here can get an enhanced treble of 10/1 on Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Roma all to win tonight.

As ever there are the usual offers for existing customers tonight, with Coral’s enhanced multiples giving you 3/1 on Chelsea, Bayern and PSG all to win.

While bet365 will be running their usual 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance, 100% Euro Soccer Bonus, and £50.00 free bet on your first mobile or tablet bet for existing Sportsbook customers. If you haven’t already get a bet365 account, you can open one here and claim a £200.00 Welcome Bonus in the process.

Wayne Rooney Total Goals Betting

Wayne Rooney seems to be liking life under new coach Louis van Gaal, and there is even rumours that he could be the next Manchester United captain, with a lot having been made of his manager’s comments praising English style leadership.

The early indications when van Gaal was mooted as the new United boss, was that Rooney might be looking to exit, but that talk seems very distant now. So much so, that bet365 obviously expect Rooney to be around for the whole of the season, as they are running a goals spread book on him.

In this season’s Premier League matches, bet365 are offering 5/6 on Rooney to score Over 14.5 Goals (15 Goals or more), and they are also offering 5/6 on him scoring Under 14.5 Goals (14 Goals or less).

Last season seen Rooney score 17 league goals, and the season before seen him score 12, suggesting the spread is about right. A simple equation for me is – if Rooney has a good season, he easily reaches 15 PL goals. If he struggles and life under van Gaal isn’t too comfortable, he will probably fall short.

If you haven’t already got a bet365 account, you can open one here and claim a £200.00 Welcome Bonus. If you have already got one, you will probably be aware that they run a lot of offers for existing customers.

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Can Manchester United be trusted at 1/3 tonight?

I don’t like betting on short priced favourites, and it would be a massive leap of faith to back a short priced favourite in the form of Manchester United at the moment.

United’s form has just been so patchy lately, no one was surprised by Chelsea’s dismantling off them at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, and their home form has arguably been more worrying than their away form.

So priced up at 1/3 with Betfred at home to Sunderland tonight in the Capital One Cup looks a bit of a risky bet. In reality though this is probably United’s only realistic chance of any silverware this season, as I don’t think anybody really gives them much chance of any success in the Champions League.

Surely with a deficit from the 1st leg (they are 2-1 down for anybody just come back from Mars), they are going to beat Sunderland tonight? They just have too.

Will David Moyes risk either of, or maybe both of, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, who both returned to training this week? Surely in the case of van Persie in the long run, he can’t take the chance, while with Rooney, he may just have to go for it?

Even if they get through tonight, the chances are they could well get embarrassed by Manchester City at Wembley, given City’s current form. In a perverse sort of way, it might be better for Moyes’ to fail tonight, than get hammered by City at Wembley. Imagine what that could do his tenure as manager?

Anyway, with or without Rooney and van Persie, most of the bookmakers have United at 1/3 for tonight. Sunderland have done well in this competition so far, and can’t be taken lightly, so for me there is probably just too much doubt – and therefore lack of value – to take United at 1/3.

A bit more value could be had if you think a win for United will be enough to send them through on aggregate (ie, they win 2-0 or 3-2), you can get 2/5 on United to qualify for the final with Bet365.

Don’t forget that Bet365 offer £200.00 in free bets to new sign ups, and if you are having a 90 minute bet on the match tonight, you can take advantage of the 0-0 bore draw refund, or maybe the 100% Euro Soccer Bonus if you are having an accumulator (more details off these offers can be found in the side bar to the right).

Right time to back Man City for Premier League title?

Is now the right time to back Manchester City for the Premier League title?

The 7/4 currently on offer with Bet365 for City to win the league probably won’t return in a hurry – if at all – if Pellegrini’s side demolish Arsenal tomorrow, which they may well do.

The Champions League is gone for a few weeks now, and I believe that the competition had been effecting City in some of the away fixtures that fell around the time of Champions League weeks.

Containment seemed to be Pellegrini’s game plan, rather than sending his team out to win. City’s last two away games have seen a 3-2 victory over West Brom, and a 1-1 draw away at Southampton. Personally I think the Southampton match was a point gained.

If City can sort their away form out, I think that most punters would expect them to win the league. Their home form has been imperious. They are yet to drop a point at the Etihad Stadium, winning seven from seven. While Arsenal have the best away record in the top flight (5/1/1)

If City beat Arsenal on Saturday, their price will disappear. They are already favourites while 6 points behind the Gunners. So if you fancy City, now could well be the time to get on.

Bet365 have Manchester City at 4/5 to win the Saturday dinner time kick off. The Draw is 3/1 and Arsenal are 7/2. The Bet365 Bore Draw Refund also applies to this match.