|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 29 April 2009 11:19|
Soccer betting on the UEFA Champions League will resume with a key first leg match on April 29 between Manchester United and Arsenal. Soccer betting fans have seen Manchester United go undefeated so far in UEFA Champions League action while Arsenal has only 1 loss.
Manchester United has a soccer betting mark of 2 wins and 4 draws in their 6 UEFA Champions League games so far entering this semifinal match with Arsenal. Manchester United is coming off a win and a draw in quarterfinal action against FC Porto. On April 7 Manchester United played to a 2-2 soccer betting draw against FC Porto. Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez got the goals for Manchester United.
Edwin van der Sar was in goal. In the soccer betting rematch on April 15 Manchester United defeated FC Porto 1-0 as Cristiano Ronaldo got the goal. van der Sar was in goal for the shutout. Dimkitar Berbatov has been one of the keys to Manchester United’s soccer betting success as he has 4 goals so far in the Champions League. Rooney has also been a significant asset as he has 4 goals and 2 assists.
Arsenal has a soccer betting record of 3 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss in UEFA Champions League action. Arsenal heads into semifinal action against Manchester United having come off of a win and a draw against Villarreal. On April 7 Arsenal scored a 1-1 soccer betting draw against Villarreal. Emmanuel Adebayor scored the only Arsenal goal and Manuel Almunia played goal.
In the soccer betting rematch on April 15 Arsenal scored a 3-0 win over Villarreal. Arsenal got goals from Theo Walcott, Robin Van Persie and Adebayor. The goalkeeper this time was Lukasz Fabianski, who has been the top goalkeeper in soccer betting for the Champions League. Adebayor is the leading scorer for Arsenal as he has 5 goals and 2 assists. Robin Van Persie has 4 goals and 2 assists.
The Manchester United/Arsenal rivalry is one of the oldest and most intense in all of soccer betting. There is no love and are no secrets between these two teams. Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United and Arsene Wenger of Arsenal are managers who have been matching wits for 13 years now. Wenger has a 14-13 edge in this chess match out of 37 matches played. Arsenal is trying to make the final for the second time in four years while Manchester United is looking to defend the title!
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