This Wednesday Real Madrid takes on Manchester United in the Champions League. While Madrid is bookies favourite to win, it is Real Madrid’s biggest game of the season and the pressure will be on.
Madrid has odds of 4/6 to win and United are miles behind, the best odds available are 68/15.
Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho, has said that the ‘whole world is waiting’ for this match between two of the biggest names in football.
This is the fifth time that the teams have played each other in a European tie and so far Madrid has won 3 and United won 1.
Madrid are missing club captain and first-choice goalkeeper Iker Casillas due to a fractured hand, as a result it is expected that Diego Lopez will play. However, centre-back Pepe has returned after a month out and is expected to start.
Manchester United picked up two injuries in their game against Everton last Sunday, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans are out of action.
It is expected that Sir Alex Ferguson will partner Rio Ferdinand with Nemanja Vidic at centre-back and Robin van Persie will lead the attack with Wayne Rooney deployed in a deep midfield position.