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Tuesday, April 8, 2008


<1.70> <3.25> <4.30>

A game where United are heavily tipped as favourites to go through, United have both home advantage and the benefit of having two away goals. To take Roma would be suicidal - they have only won 1 in their last 13 games away in England. Together with the absence of their talismanic top scorer Totti, this game points towards a United win. Even with the absence of Vidic and the possible absence of Rio, I feel that United have enough defensive cover to keep the Roma attack out - Pique proved to be an excellent deputy in Rio's absence and Brown has been solid all season. Clumsy O'shea could also be dropped for Har-griefs, who seems to be doing well at right back. Expect Roma to come to Old Trafford opening the match cautiously. I don't expect them to shut up shop the whole game, Roma will eventually go all guns blazing as they probably have nothing to lose, leaving them wide open against United's magnificent attacking football (Duh, I'm a United fan), which has been top class in the past few matches. A gamble could be also made by taking United -1.5 @ 3.05, which are very decent odds.

- Roland's prediction: $10 on Man Utd @ 1.70 = $17
$5 on Man Utd -1.5 @ 3.05 = $ 15.15

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