Bookmaker – United and Barcelona Continue to Win

May 30, 2011 Offshore Bookmaker

Two of the best soccer teams in the world continue to win vs. bookmaker odds as both Manchester United and Barcelona look to win their leagues.

United beat Fulham 2-0 on Saturday vs. the bookie odds while Barcelona Beat Almeria 3-1.

United Leads Arsenal by 7 Points
Manchester United is in good shape to win their record 19th Premier League title. They are seven points clear of second place Arsenal although the Gunners do have a game in hand.  United was able to beat Fulham 2-0 on Saturday even though it was not a great effort. Dimitar Berbatov and Antonio Valencia scored the two goals.  United is now in solid position to win the Premier League and they are also looking to win the Champions League and they hold a 1-0 lead over Chelsea heading into Tuesday’s second leg. Chelsea is now in third place in the Premier League after a 1-0 win over Wigan.

Barcelona Leads Madrid by 8 Points
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Almeria in Spanish league play.  The two goals by Messi give him a career-best 47 on the season.  Barcelona leads second place Real Madrid by eight points.  The win by Barcelona was not an easy one over Almeria as they had to come from behind to win.  Almeria scored in the 50th minute when Miguel Garcia got a goal but just three minutes later Messi tied it on a penalty kick.  Messi then assisted on Thiago Alcantara’s goal in the 64th minute and Messi got his 29th league goal in injury time.  Messi has 47 goals in all competitions this season.  Barcelona will try and put the league title away next week when they visit Real Madrid.  The two teams will then meet again in the Copa Del Rey final.  The teams are also likely to meet two more times in the Champions League semifinals.

This Week
Both Manchester United and Barcelona are in action on Tuesday in soccer odds at Sbg in the Champions League.  As mentioned previously, United leads Chelsea 1-0 and gets the chance to advance as they are favored at the bookie at home against the Blues on Tuesday. Barcelona won their first leg against Shakhtar Donetsk by a score of 5-1 vs. odds at the bookmaker and Barcelona is favored again on Tuesday in the second leg.