The UEFA Cup continues tonight with 32 teams from around Europe in action but it is the match between England’s Manchester City and FC Twente of Holland that is sure to be of particular interest to British soccer fans.
The Dutch side currently occupies sixth spot in the Eredivisie and is managed by Steve McClaren, the former England head coach who was sacked last November and subsequently replaced by Italian Fabio Capello. Although McClaren has a large amount of coaching experience, he was widely blamed by many for the team’s inability to qualify for Euro 2008.
FC Twente won their first match against Spain’s Racing Santander last month but are only 29/5 with Canbet.com to emerge from the City of Manchester Stadium victorious. The Dutch side are generally on offer at 7/1.
Manchester City under the leadership of Welshman Mark Hughes are listed at odds of 4/11 to win with SkyBet.com while Boylesports.com, BetFred.com, VictorChandler.com, Ladbrokes.com and Coral.co.uk are giving 4/9.
A draw could be a very profitable return with Canbet.com offering odds of 14/4 while PaddyPower.com, BlueSq.com, SkyBet.com, 888Sport.com, Ladbrokes.com, Coral.co.uk and SportingBet.com have gone with 3/1.
The other match with English interest sees Aston Villa travel to the Czech Republic to take on Slavia Prague with bookmakers seemingly unsure as to who will win. While the home side are listed at odds of 17/10 to win with Canbet.com and 7/4 with SkyBet.com, the ‘Villains’ are 5/4 with 888Sport.com, BlueSq.com WillHill.com and 11/8 SkyBet.com, StanJames.com and PaddyPower.com. A draw could also be on the cards with Canbet.com offering odds of 39/19 followed by SkyBet.com at 11/5 and BetDirect.com at 9/4.