IT'S a night to beware in the Champions League with several games meaning nothing and others only important to one of the sides.

Teams such as Barcelona and Spurs have clinched top spots so are likely to field weakened teams. In fact, in Spurs' Group A all four places have been decided.

In Group C, Man United need a draw at home to Valencia to finish top while Rangers head to Turkey having clinched third place but still keen to put on a show.

Walter Smith's side might not need the points having already bagged a Europa League place but they sure could use the £750,000 for a Champions League win.

Everyone at Ibrox has been denying this is a dead rubber and with the money and ranking points at stake I'd tend to agree. Rangers will want to build confidence before dropping down to the Europa League and their players will be desperate for a game after two weeks off.

Smith's side have performed reasonably in Europe this season and I reckon they can sign off with three points against a Bursaspor outfit that so far have been the whipping boys of Group C with five defeats and 15 goals conceded.

Their only goal came in the 6-1 whipping by Valencia int he Mestalla when they were already well beaten. The Scots are a best 12-5 at Betfred while Chandler go 12-5 the draw. Bursaspor are a biggest 13-10 at Hills.

Kenny Miller is still searching for his first Champions League goal and is 13-2 with Paddy Power and Chandler to score the opener while Steven Naismith, who netted against Valencia at Ibrox, is 10-1 with Chandler.

Miller is 1-2 with Hills to score in Europe this season and 6-4 not to (penalty shoot-outs don't count). To break the deadlock in an away win tonight he is 9-1 with Hills. Rangers are 2-1 with Hills to keep a clean sheet and 10-3 to win to nil while Paddy Power go 8-13 Gers plus one goal. To score two or more for the first time this campaign Gers are 5-2 with Hills.

Last time Rangers played in the Europa League (UEFA Cup as it was then) they went all the way to the Final in Manchester before losing to Zenit.
They are 50-1 with Hills to win the tournament and 20-1 to make the Final but with their current resources that's a tall order.

In the other Group C clash Man United need a draw at home to Valencia to clinch top spot. I reckon they will take first place with a victory and are 4-6 with Stan James to beat the Spaniards. Valencia are 9-2 at Chandler and the draw 13-5 with Coral. United's stars should be well prepared with most not playing since that 7-1 rout of Blackburn.

Sir Alex Ferguson fielded fringe men in the 4-0 Carling Cup defeat at West Ham then saw the weekend clash at Blackpool hit by the weather. Berbatov's always been regarded as a streak player so if his boots are still hot back him for first goal at 11-2 with Chandler. Wayne Rooney, whose sole goal since his comeback was a penalty against Rangers, is 9-2 with Stan James.

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