MAN UNITED were easily beaten by Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League in midweek – but don't let the result fool you.

The Spanish were dominant over both legs but I wonder what the outcome would have been if it was a Champions League tie as opposed to a Europa League contest.

United didn't give it their best shot in either leg but you can bet they'll be fully focused on winning in the Premier League at Wolves on Sunday.

They are no bigger than 4-11 at Betfred so look at United minus one at 1-1 with Blue Square or even minus two at 13-5 with Stan James because I think they will win well against Terry Connor's strugglers.

Wayne Rooney is in great form just now and is the man to back at 7-2 with Coral to break the deadlock.

The other EPL game sees Newcastle entertain a Norwich who have lost their way a bit since virtually securing safety.

They destroyed the Geordies at Carrow Road so Alan Pardew will be looking for revenge and should get it.

Newcastle are 4-5 with the likes of BetVictor and William Hill with Norwich a biggest 4-1 with the likes of Betfred.

There are two FA Cup ties, featuring home sides who notched great results in midweek.

Chelsea entertain Championship outfit Leicester four days after a brilliant 4-1 comeback win against Napoli in the Champions League.

It will be interesting to see what line-up caretaker boss Roberto di Matteo sends out but if it's fairly strong the Blues should notch a fourth consectuve win since the departure of Andre Villas-Boas.

Chelsea are a best 2-7 with Paddy Power, BetVictor and others while Leicester are 11-1 at BetVictor and William Hill.

Didier Drogba's been on a mission to show he's not done and should be backed at 7-2 with bet365 for first goal if he starts.

The final quarter-final tie sees Liverpool take on Stoke at Anfield and you've got to fancy Kenny Dalglish's men if they play with the same intensity that blew away the Toffees.

Stoke drew at Anfield in the league and beat the Reds at home so a best price of 2-5 (various) on Liverpool is a joke really. I'd rather have Luis Suarez to score first at 5-1 with Coral or midweek hat-trick hero Steven Gerrard to net at 7-4 (bet365).


Man United -1

(1-1, Blue Square)

Drogba to score first

(7-2, bet365)

Gerrard to score

(7-4, bet365)

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