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Champions League

Wolfsburg v Man Utd

Man Utd travel to Germany to play Wolfsburg knowing that they must win to ensure a place in the knockout stages of the competition. Wolfsburg currently top the group, with Utd a point behind them and PSV a further point back. However, PSV's final match is at home to CSKA Moscow, and should they win that then a win is the only result that will take them through.

Morgan Schneiderlin was injured in the weekends match against West Ham and will not recover in time for tonight. Wayne Rooney is still out as well which is a big blow as Utd have really struggled to score goals lately.

Winning away to Wolfsburg is a tough ask and will take a massive effort from Utd. Given the form they have been in recently, I think they will fall short here and have to rely on CSKA Moscow doing them a favour against PSV.


Man City v Borussia Monchengladbach

Man City are at home to Borussia Monchengladbach having already qualified for the knockout stages. They are two points behind league leaders Juventus however so they know they must win to have any chance of topping the group and avoiding most of the big teams in the next round.

They come here off the back of an extremely disappointing loss at Stoke over the weekend and will be hoping to put on a show for their fans. It took a last minute goal from Sergio Aguero to win the corresponding fixture in Germany and I think they will prove too good tonight and should win by a couple of goals.


Elsewhere in the Champions League tonight it is probably best to tread carefully as quite a number of teams have already qualified so may rest players for the weekends league matches.


13:40 Fontwell Park

Gary Moore's horses are running nicely and Darebin looks to have an excellent chance here today. He was a ready winner at Sandown two races ago before running poorly when upped in class at Newbury. It appeared as if something wasn't right that day and now dropping back down in class I think he will have far too much for this field and looks a strong bet.


Today's Selections

Man City minus 1 - 2 points @ 17/10 (Paddy Power, Coral)

Wolfsburg v Man Utd - Wolfsburg draw no bet - 3 points @ 8/11 (Marathon)

Fontwell Park 13:40 - Darebin - 3 points @ 11/10 (Betfred, William Hill)




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