United to win: 21/20
SC Braga to win: 5/2
United to win second half: 27/20
United to score more goals in second half: 29/20
Javier Hernandez to score at any time: 7/4
Odds correct at time of writing. For latest prices, see ManUtd.com/bet.
Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates 26 years in charge of Manchester United this week and his men can mark the milestone by securing a place in the Champions League knock-out stages with a positive result at SC Braga.
The Reds were in trouble at Old Trafford two weeks ago when the Portuguese side raced into a 2-0 lead, but two Javier Hernandez goals either side of a Jonny Evans strike saw United recover to grab an important victory. Such barnstorming comebacks have become a hallmark of the Sir Alex era, but the legendary gaffer will be hoping for an easier evening’s work as the Reds travel to Estadio AXA for the return fixture.
A draw would be good enough to send United through to the last 16 and this outcome is available at 12/5 with bwin, while the Reds are 21/20 to secure the win which will wrap up top spot in Group H if Cluj fail to beat Galatasaray. And, in truth, the abundance of attacking quality at Sir Alex’s disposal means that United should pick up all three points against a Braga team who have been defensively suspect at home this term.