Bookies battered on opening night
Punters are in the ascendancy as far as the Champions League goes after a fine start for favourite backers.
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Only Juventus' failure to beat Copenhagen saved the layers on a night which saw both Manchester sides secure convincing victories, while defending champions Bayern Munich and big-spending Real Madrid also won well.
"These are the worst set of results that we have had on the opening night of the Champions League in over a decade," said Coral's Simon Clare.
"Hundreds of Coral customers will be collecting four-figure payouts from multiples on the fancied sides and we can only thank our lucky stars that Juventus somehow failed to score a winner as that would have doubled our losses.
"Fortunately the Champions League is a marathon not a sprint so there will be other days for the bookies when we get the odd shock but for now we are licking our wounds after punters across Britain gave us a proper hiding."
While City and United were each cut to 14/1 in the outright betting, the side to impress bookmakers the most were Real Madrid, who won 6-1 in Turkey thanks in part to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.
All the 11/2 about Madrid quickly disappeared as they dismantled Galatasaray but while BetVictor were the most drastic in their reaction at 4/1, most firms are prepared to lay 5/1.
Similarly, Bayern's 3-0 win at home to CSKA Moscow saw their price cut from 4/1 to 7/2 generally although Coral still quote the former price, while PSG were cut to 16/1 following their 4-1 victory at Olympiakos.
Boylesports cut United to 8/13 to top Group A, leaving Coral and Sky Bet's 4/6 as the best of the first revisions, while City are 17/10 to top Group D behind 8/15 favourites Bayern (Sky Bet).
There was also a change at the top of the top scorer betting with Ronaldo now just 2/1 and favourite ahead of Lionel Messi, who can be backed at 100/30.