United 13-8 to stumble at next European stage

THE draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will be made in Nyon on Thursday morning and bookmakers' expectations are low for the three remaining British clubs.

Manchester United are 11-1 to lift the trophy but Arsenal and Celtic, who are set to face one of the group winners, are dismissed as 33-1 and 150-1 shots.

The Gunners are 8-11 with Hills to crash out in the first round of the knockout stages while Celtic are 1-4 to be eliminated in the last 16.

Hills make Manchester United 13-8 to fall at the first hurdle, 5-2 to lose in the quarter-finals and 3-1 for a semi-final defeat.

Bet365 go 80-1 about an all-English final but the market is dominated by Spain and Germany, who both have three representatives in the last 16.

The firm offer 7-4 that the final is between a team from La Liga and one from the Bundesliga.

United won their group but could still face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the knockout stages.

BetVictor make them 7-2 to be drawn against Jose Mourinho's men and 8-1 to qualify from that tie. The Red Devils are 6-1 to face Celtic.

There is more chance of British success in the Europa League, where last season's Champions League winners Chelsea are 13-8 to be the furthest-progressing Premier League team.

The Blues are 9-1 second-favourites for the tournament, behind defending champions Atletico Madrid, while Tottenham are next in the betting at 14-1 alongside Inter.

Match in Focus

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Hamburg v E Frankfurt

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Hamburg have only scored two goals this season
Expert verdict
Only basement boys Ingolstadt have made a worse start to the season than Hamburg and Markus Gisdol’s men may receive little respite when Frankfurt come to town. The visitors have looked a solid unit this term and were unlucky not to topple Bayern Munich in their last outing which finished in a 2-2 draw.



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