This tough season does not get any easier for Manchester United, as they face reigning Champions Bayern Munich in the quarter final first leg tonight

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Bayern Munich -1 at 23/20 BetVictor

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben 2/1 and 7/4 anytime goalscorer Ladbrokes

Newly crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, who secured their domestic title with seven games to go, come to Manchester in imperious form and huge favourites to win even the first leg at 1/2 outright generally. Bookmakers cannot recall offering Manchester United for a home game at tonight’s price, 6/1.

Of course the reasons for this are well known with Manchester United near the end of a poor season in which they have struggled throughout the team but notably across the back four and central midfield, are a way off the top 4 in the Premier League and this tie represents their last chance of some semblance of success this season

United’s hopes tonight are not helped by an injury to Van Persie and Evra’s suspension and Bayern were able to rest key players at the weekend. United have been nowhere near competitive even at home to the best English sides this season, losing 3-0 to each of Liverpool and Manchester City at home in the last month and realistically will be looking to be in the game for the the second leg in Munich

With Rafael injured at the weekend too, and Smalling or Phil Jones and Buttner at full back Bayern should be able to capitalise down both flanks tonight. Bayern set up with Mandzukic as the lone front-man supported by an attacking midfield three of Ribery, Gotze and Robben and it is Ribery and Robben that appeal as potential first goalscorers at 6/1 with BetVictor and anytime 2/1 and 7/4 respectively with Ladbrokes

Overall though, in the search for a better value alternative to 1/2 outright, Bayern Munich minus one goal on the handicap at 23/20 with BetVictor stands out.

Recommendations

Bayern Munich -1 at 23/20 BetVictor

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben 2/1 and 7/4 anytime goalscorer Ladbrokes