David Moyes can get a reaction from his United team following Sunday’s 3-0 defeat against Liverpool
It will be interesting to see whether Moyes remains at Old Trafford this summer. The Scot admitted last weekend that the job is proving a good deal tougher than anticipated, with Liverpool wiping the floor with Manchester United which must have been particularly galling for supporters.
However, the bottom line is that the current English champions have a chance to reach the quarter final stage of the Champions League, with United looking to overturn a two-goal deficit when they line up against Olympiakos on Wednesday night.
While the Red Devils might have suffered a heavy defeat on Sunday, there wasn’t actually much between the two teams when you take away the three penalties that were awarded, with United having previously enjoyed comfortable wins against West Brom and Crystal Palace.
Winner free bet offer 1/2 about a home win on Wednesday night and a United victory of some description looks pretty likely, with BetVictor offering a tempting 2/1 about Moyes’ men going through to the last eight stage and a 2-0 win would be enough to take the game into extra-time.
We can be sure that Wayne Rooney will have fire in his belly for this game and the England striker is a 9/2 chance to score the first goal, while Robin van Persie remains one of the sharpest shooters in Europe and can help down a modest Olympiakos side who are still there for the taking despite United’s shambolic first leg performance.
Juan Mata being cup-tied does deprive United of creativity although Adnan Januzaj can torment his opposite number and Danny Welbeck can add some additional cutting edge for a team hurting after the weekend defeat and this is the only competition of relevance this season.
Olympiakos are 2/5 to go through to the last eight stage although an early goal will have them rocking and it could be worth backing United to win 3-0 at odds of 21/2 considering they will be focused on keeping things tight at the back due to a failure to record an away goal in Greece.
TIP: Manchester United to qualify @ 2/1 with BetVictor
All odds were correct at time of posting.