final Manchester United v Chelsea odds and news
Tomorrow is the 2008 Champions League final game between
Manchester United and Chelsea, time for the latest news from the
squads, as well as the latest betting odds on the Moscow game.
According to the latest injury reports, Manchester United is in
much better position to face off the Blues tomorrow with the
full squad in perfect condition, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson with
the tough decision which six players will be left from the
Champions League starting line-up. Some reports claim that Paul
Scholes, who missed the last Champions League final with the Red
Devils after suspension, has been promised a spot on the
starting team. It's still unknown if Ryan Giggs will play in the
Champions League final, if he does, he would beat Sir Bobby
Charlton's club record of 758 appearances. Giggs is likely to
start, as he is one of the five Manchester United players with
Champions League final experience.
Chelsea will also pack a full squad in
the Champions League final game tomorrow, but some of the
players will enter the field right after injury recovery. Blues'
captain John Terry, who dislocated his elbow on the final day of
the Premier League season, appears to have made a fast recovery
and is expected to start on Wednesday against Manchester United.
Defender Ricardo Carvalho has also recovered from a back injury,
as well as Didier Drogba, who had knee issues earlier. It
remains unknown whether such fast recoveries would be able to
hold these top players on the field for the full 90 minutes
tomorrow. Chelsea defender Ashley Cole hurt ankle in a challenge
with Claude Makelele during Tuesday's training session and went
off for treatment, his situation remains unknown at this time.
To get some head-to-head info on Manchester United v Chelsea,
see the links at the bottom.
And now to the most important part,
betting on the Champions League final. The bookies in Europe are
looking forward to over £10
million in wagers this time around and it seems the money bet is
going to be much more than that. Let's look at the Champions
League odds offered by our preferred British online bookmaker
Bet 365 (new window). The odds
on Manchester United to win the Champions League final game are
still at 2.50 (or 6/4), draw pays out on 3.00 coefficient, but
the odds on Chelsea to win the European competition have been
slightly lengthened, following the reports of the Blues' squad
condition, now up to 3.20, compared to yesterday, when Chelsea
was paying out on 3.10. Either way the Champions League final
game goes, there would be a substantial payout to be made by the
punters, jump on the action at Bet 365, where live betting on
the Champions League will be available, as well.