By William Hill
Last Updated: 23rd October 2018
Old Trafford welcomes back a favourite son as Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the club where he first made his name – his presence is just one of six reasons Juventus are a great price in the match betting against Manchester United.
The Bianconeri are 6/4 for victory at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, while it’s 11/4 that the one-time Red Devils number seven scores in a win for the visitors. Both are cracking bets. Hold on tight for the reasoning.`
1) Ronaldo has had no qualms punishing United in the past
The 33-year-old bagged home and away against his former employers when Real Madrid bounced them from the Champions League at the round-of-16 stage in 2012/13.
He’s notched in each of his last couple of outings for the Old Lady and can be backed at 11/8 to net anytime, or 5/1 Enhanced Odds (from 4/1) to score first, while he’s 7/1 to hit two or more.
2) Juve are unbeaten in 22 away games (19 wins)
Massimiliano Allegri’s serial Scudetto snafflers last lost on the frog and toad when going down to Sampdoria at Stadio Luigi Ferraris last November.
3) They’re flying on the road this term
United’s visitors are a perfect five from five on their travels this season and have scored at least twice in each of those successes. The last three of them have each come to nil, a feat they’re priced up at odds of 27/10 to repeat in Manchester.
4) They’re on a Champions League away winning streak
Juve have spoiled the party for four successive hosts in Europe’s elite club competition, with that roll of victims numbering Olympiakos, Tottenham, reigning champions Real Madrid and Valencia.
5) Old Trafford is not a forbidding place to pitch up at present
Ronaldo and friends will be licking their lips at the prospect of getting stuck into hosts that have won just one of their last five at Old Trafford, with even that requiring an improbable comeback after they’d gone down 2-0 to a very poor Newcastle outfit.
6) They last won a Champions League home game 10 months ago
Jose Mourinho’s men have failed to beat either of their last two UCL visitors, going down 1-2 to Sevilla in last year’s round of 16 and drawing 0-0 with Valencia before the international break.