Manchester duo fail to impress

  • Last Updated: October 24 2013, 8:57 BST

Both Manchester clubs won narrowly in the Champions League on Wednesday - but their outright odds barely changed.

Wayne Rooney couldn't add to his side's tally at Old Trafford
Wayne Rooney couldn't add to his side's tally at Old Trafford

City hung on for a 2-1 win at CSKA Moscow after coming from behind and they remain a general 16/1 chance, although the Unibet/888sport stable will give you 17/1.

Meanwhile, at Old Trafford, United made a blistering start against Real Sociedad after going 1-0 in front through an own goal after just two minutes, but it stayed that way as the home side failed to add to their goal tally.

Ladbrokes pushed David Moyes' outfit out to 18/1 for outright glory. Again 888sport and Unibet go slightly bigger at 19s but only bet to win, not each way.

An all-Manchester final is up at 50/1 with William Hill and Coral.

Meanwhile, Coral are into 8/11 from evens about all four English sides reaching the last 16. Arsenal lost to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, while Chelsea beat Schalke.

Elsewhere, a Cristiano Ronaldo brace helped Real Madrid to a 2-1 win over Juventus and the La Liga team were trimmed to 9/2 for the trophy by BetVictor and Stan James. bwin will give you 21/4, while 5/1 is widely available.

The Italians, though, with just two points from three games, have been pushed out to 33/1 generally.

At the very top of the market holders Bayern Munich strengthened their position of favourites despite only taking on minnows Plzen.

A ruthless 5-0 victory prompted Ladbrokes and William Hill to cut the Germans to 5/2 to retain their title.

A best of 3/1 is offered by BetVictor, Paddy Power and Stan James.

No team has successfully defended the European title since its switch to the league format.

  • Posted at 2200 BST on 23/10/2013; updated at 0850 BST on 24/10/2013.