Mourinho mastery to see United through

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Jose Mourinho

Last week’s Champions League last-16 second-leg games were in the main, pretty good, and more of the same is likely this time around.

The headline match on Tuesday is Manchester United’s clash with Sevilla where there is plenty to play for after a 0-0 draw in Andalusia.

United are in good form, beating Chelsea and Liverpool in their last couple of outings at Old Trafford but are facing a Los Rojiblancos side with just one defeat in their last six on the road.

They pushed Liverpool hard in the group stage but Jose Mourinho is the king of knockout football and will expect his side to progress at 5/8.

Marcus Rashford almost made the difference after coming off the bench in the first game and, having starred against the Reds on Saturday, is 6/4 to score anytime.

There is also likely to be fireworks when Roma take on Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Ukrainian side made the most of the freezing conditions (minus seven Celsius at kick-off) in the opening game to come from behind and win 2-1.

Some of Roma’s players did not fancy it last month but will be raring to go at the Stadio Olimpico.

Interestingly, Shakhtar have won the last four meetings between these two but, after rotating against Torino, a Roma win and both to score at 17/10 could be the answer.

Chelsea are in action on Wednesday and will be hoping to improve their current run of eight unbeaten against Barcelona.

The Blues were the better team in the first leg but it is hard to look past the Blaugrana who are flying at the moment.

Lionel Messi missed the weekend win against Malaga but will be back for this one and expect him to inspire the Blaugrana to a home win to zero at 27/20.

Finally to Turkey and a chance of an upset when Besiktas take on Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians are 5-0 up after the first game and smashed Hamburg at the weekend.

Jupp Heynckes is likely to rest a few of his stars and, with Besiktas having not lost at home this season, a home win at 17/4 could well be the outcome.