MAN UNITED should see off Schalke to take their place in the Champions League Final – but bookies have already made Barcelona heavy favourites to win the trophy.
Barca completed a two-legged 3-1 win against fierce foes Real Madrid to book their Wembley place and are 4-9 with Ladbrokes to go all the way. United are 13-8.
Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez are set to be rested ahead of the weekend crunch with Chelsea and that means a start for Dimitar Berbatov who is 9-2 at Ladbrokes and bet365 to score first. If you're a Raul fan you can have 10-1 with bet365 on the tournament's record scorer.
The Barca v Real second leg was a pretty tame affair and it could be the same at Old Trafford. I can't see United busting a gut with that title decider against Chelsea on Sunday while Schalke don't look capable of turning it round.
Go for under 2.5 goals at 21-20 with Ladbrokes.
Going back to Barca and William Hill go 16-1 the Spaniards will win this season's Champions League – and the next two.
Spokesman Graham Sharpe said: “Barca are looking virtually unbeatable at the moment and could dominate the competition for the next few seasons.”
Barca are 5-1 to win two in a row and 11-4 to keep a clean sheet in the Final.
Lionel Messi is 20-1 to hit a hat-trick in the Wembley showdown.
United v Schalke under 2.5 goals