Tuesday, April 29, 2008



I am going to be quick today, with just basic notes, I am worried that the BSS odds will not last long.
We discussed last week ,United's poor record in the latter stages of this premier club event and looking a little deeper, in six semi-final legs at Old Trafford, they can claim just a single win.

There is no doubt that their fperformance levels have dropped and amazingly, they appear to have gone a little defensive, which , to me, is a sure sign of nerves. Rooney and Vidic are major doubts and I am 100% sure that neither would start in a normal league game, so a big gamble, if either starts. Ronaldo has still to prove himself in the really big games.

No doubt it will be very tight this evening and the draw, looks the most likely result, both sides are unbeaten in the competition this season. H2h wise, four of the last five meetings have ended all square.

Barcelona's league form has been very shabby, but with the league over for them, they have only been concentrating on the CL for several weeks and rested a host of players, for the weekend fixture at Deportivo. United did not have that luxury in an exhausting game at Stamford Bridge.

People talk about Barce's wobbly defence, but they have kept clean sheets in 9 of their 12 CL outings and will be boosted by the return of Puyol to the heart of their backline. I favour them to progress to the final , feeling that Messi and Eto'o will get a goal tonight.

5.5 points Barcelona +1/2 ball 1.90 asian line.

Good Luck.

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