Champions League: Bursaspor v Manchester United Preview and Team News

Sir Alex Ferguson has his eyes set on reaching the all-important ten point target when he takes his Manchester United team to Turkey for the Champions League clash with Bursaspor. Online bookmakers are welcoming new customers with free bets when signing up and offer money back specials for the Group C Champions League match between Bursaspor and Manchester United at the Ataturk Stadium in Bursa at 7.45pm on Tuesday. United lead the Group with seven points at the halfway stage and victory against goal shy Bursaspor will all but ensure qualification to the knock out stage. Bookmakers see little threat from the Turkish league leaders who have yet to score in three Group C games and Stan James is offering odds of 4/5 for United to win on Tuesday. Sir Alex takes a more cautious and patient approach in the Champions League than routinely seen in the Premier League with an emphasis on denying the opposition scoring opportunities. United have scored just twice themselves in this year’s competition and it is unlikely they will take an adventurous approach to this game, which indicates Totesport’s odds of 8/11 for under 2.5 goals could come in for some support. Skipper Rio Ferdinand was ruled out of the United squad after Sir Alex decided to rest the central defender who has a history of back problems and would have faced an uncomfortable 4-hour flight. Ferdinand is added to the missing list which includes Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Michael Owen. Javier Hernandez is set to continue his run in the first team, the 22-year-old Mexican hit the only goal in Valencia on Matchday 2 and Victor Chandler bet 11/2 for the in-form striker to open the scoring in Bursa.

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