Early money comes for Cristiano Ronaldo’s new team ahead of Champions League visit to Old Trafford
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Cristiano Ronaldo next week, with the star forward returning to Manchester United as a player when he represents Juventus in the Champions League.
His new team have started the season brilliantly, sweeping all before them domestically and on a European front, with punters coming early to back the Old Lady of Turin to beat a Red Devils side who have experienced a shaky start to the campaign.
William Hill are the last bookmaker to be offering 5/4 about Juve triumphing and continuing their 100% start to the season at Old Trafford, with Max Allegri’s side looking invincible at the moment and it’s been one-way traffic in terms of support for them.
A William Hill spokesman told bookies.com: “We’re not surprised to see early bets coming for Juventus after their flying start to the season.
“Ronaldo will clearly be motivated to perform well at his old stomping ground and the defence has been typically miserly. Juve look like a side that can go all the way this season.”
Indeed, Ronaldo’s arrival was a clear statement of intent when it comes to winning this season’s Champions League, with Juve trading no bigger than 13/2 to win the competition and those odds might narrow further should they win at Old Trafford next week.
Manchester United are 23/10 with Hills and Jose Mourinho will hope that his team are highly motivated for this European encounter under the floodlights, although their defence has been too shaky to instil a lot of confidence in them.
All odds were correct at time of posting.