Barcelona vs Manchester United
Tuesday 16th April, Camp Nou
UEFA Champions League, Quarter-Finals
Live on BT Sport 2 – Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT
Barcelona vs Manchester United: Manchester United take on Barcelona looking to overturn a one-goal deficit at the Nou Camp in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have it all to do in Barcelona after losing the first leg 1-0 at Old Trafford. The Red Devils had a similarly tough uphill task in the last round, beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 away after a 2-0 home defeat. This time around, things will be even harder, with Messi and Co in fine form. United got their league campaign back on track at the weekend, although it was an unconvincing performance. West Ham were on the receiving end of an unfortunate 2-1 defeat, despite having a goal incorrectly ruled out and hitting the woodwork several times. If Manchester United are to do the unthinkable once more they will have to be much better than their showing against the Hammers. Marcus Rashford’s pace on the counter-attack could be key, alongside Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial in attack. The Englishman was rested at the weekend, replaced by Romelu Lukkau.
It is now over four and a half years since Bayern Munich triumphed 3-0 at the Camp Nou in the second leg of their 7-0 semi-final blow-out, on May 1st 2013, Barcelona’s last home defeat in the Champions League. That highlights the monumental size of the task handed to Solskjaer’s side and one of the reasons the bookies have Ernesto Valverde have placed Barcelona as 5/2 favourites to win the competition. Barcelona made ten changes for their win over Huesca at the weekend as they drew 0-0. Despite dropping points, the Catalonia giants still hold a nine-point lead at the top of La Liga with six game to play.
Felix Brych is the referee for this fixture. The German has officiated 11 Bundesliga matches this season. In that time, he has accumulated an average booking points total of 3.91 cards per game. Therefore, I would advise a maximum of 60+ total booking points for this fixture.
Although United achieved a miracle in Paris, I don’t see them having the same luck this time around. They’re going to have to go for it at the Camp Nou, which could leave them exposed defensively.
Barcelona vs Manchester United will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport 2 with kick off at 20:00 GMT.
Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United
Suggested Tips – Barcelona vs Manchester United– (BET365)
- Correct Score – Barcelona to win 2-0 – (link no longer available).
- First Goalscorer – Luis Suarez – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Barcelona vs Manchester United – (SKYBET)
- Both Players to Score – Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba – 8/1.
- BTTS and Win – Barcelona and Yes – 6/4.
- Popular Player Stats RequestABets – Messi to score from outside the area and Manchester Utd to score a penalty – 66/1.
- RequestABet Specials 80/1 and above – Barcelona to win, under 3.5 goals, 4+ corners each team, Busquets & Smalling to be carded and 30+ M.Utd booking pts – 100/1.
RequestABet Specials 80/1 and above – Alba, Dalot, Pogba & Vidal to be carded – 66/1.Player Stats RequestABets – Over 2.5 goals, Messi 2+ shots on target & Rashford 1+ shots on target and 30+ match booking pts – 5/2. (NAP).
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