SPORTS BETTING: United in the mood for an epic in Turin

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MANCHESTER UNITED will feel that their 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday - achieved without seven regulars in the starting line-up - was the perfect way to prepare for tomorrow's European Cup semi-final second leg in Turin. It was, but Juventus had a win of their own to savour, beating the Serie A leaders, Lazio, 3-1 at Olympic Stadium in Rome. The scene is now set for an epic showdown to conclude the semi- final, with the score standing at 1-1 from the Old Trafford leg, where Antonio Conte's goal for the Italians was cancelled out in the dying seconds by Ryan Giggs' equaliser.

United may recall Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole, and Zinedine Zidane is likely to start alongside Filippo Inzaghi. The match is sure to be close, and might be a draw, (top price 12-5 with Stanley) in 90 minutes, perhaps 1-1 (5-1, generally available). United could shade it in extra time. In tomorrow's other semi, Bayern Munich v Dynamo Kiev, the home side are fancied to take the tie after a 3-3 first leg, but it could also be a draw in normal time. Chelsea need to score in Spain against Real Mallorca on Thursday (following the 1-1 first leg) to keep their Cup-Winners' Cup hopes alive. A draw in 90 minutes would not surprise. Lazio (1-1 first leg) will see off Lokomotiv Moscow at home. In tonight's Uefa Cup matches, Bologna (0-0) are fancied to see off Marseilles in normal time, while Parma (3-1 ahead), could play out a draw to see them through.



Juventus evens evens 10-11 10-11 evens

draw 11-5 11-5 9-4 12-5 11-5

Man Utd 11-5 9-4 12-5 9-4 11-5

Real Mallorca 6-4 11-8 13-8 11-8 6-4

draw 2-1 9-4 15-8 11-5 2-1

Chelsea 8-5 6-4 6-4 8-5 8-5

Other selections: Uefa Cup semi-final second legs: Bologna to beat Marseilles (4-5, C & T); Parma to draw with Marseilles (9-4, C, H & L). Tomorrow, European Cup: Bayern Munich to draw with Dynamo Kiev (5-2, T). Thursday, ECWC: Lazio to beat Lokomtiv Moscow (1-3, T).

C Coral, H William Hill, L Ladbrokes, S Stanley, T Tote