You may think that Manchester United are the team that will be facing Barcelona at Wembley on the 28th May, but stranger things have happened in football. Besides, there is a lot more to bet on than the outcome, so here a few of my tips. But remember, if you are betting averse and don’t have a lot of money to play with, you can always still have fun and have a game of Free Bingo! Bingo is almost like betting, it can be just as exciting and also a lot of fun!
First of all, don’t bet on Man United to qualify, with them being 1/150. Schalke are 18/1, so realistically don’t bet on this feature at all.
With United likely to play a slightly weakened team, against a Schalke side who will be fighting for some pride, this match could be a close one. Manchester United have the 2-0 lead from the first leg, and it could of easily been more, so whatever United team will go out tonight, I believe will score a few past Schalke. United’s home record this season is nearly perfect so you’d expect them to pick up a second leg victory. A 1-0 or 2-0 home win is 5/1, and not necessarily worth it in my opinion. I’d go for a few more goals, like 3-1 home win (9/1).
Half Time/Full Time
This seems to be one of my favourites as I seem to make more money on this than any other feature. United to be leading at half time and full time is the most likely option at 11/10. If you want a slightly riskier bet, then I’d go for draw at half time, then Man United to win second half at 7/2.
First Goal Scorer
With United making a few changes, you don’t know exactly what their line up is going to be. Wayne Rooney is the favourite at 7/2, and he rarely gets dropped so that’s my tip. Berbatov has a better chance of starting and has a great scoring record at home, however, he doesn’t score many in the Champions League. He is priced at 9/2. If you think Schalke will get the first goal, then I’d recommend you bet on Raul, the leading top goal scorer of all time, and he is priced at 9/1.
I reckon that neither side come into this with any real pressure, so I expect many goals in this one. For 4+ goals it is 2/1, so I’d go with that.
It’s rare to win on Scorecast but if you do, you are likely to win big. I have two recommendations, one which is likely, and another one which isn’t. Wayne Rooney to score first and United win 2-0 again, is 14/1. If you want to bet on a riskier Scorecast, which I always find myself doing, then bet on Raul to score first, with Man United winning 3-2, great odds at 275/1.