Barcelona v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th April 2019

Barca to blank Red Devils at the Nou Camp

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Barcelona v Manchester United Betting Tips – Champions League, 16th April 8.00pm

Manchester United have an uphill task ahead of them in this quarter-final tie as they head out to the Nou Camp. The Red Devils have to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the game at Old Trafford. While they keep the score down, that’s still an away goal that they have given up. Can they muster up a response in Spain? Read our predictions for Barcelona v Manchester United.

Barcelona v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Barcelona 4/11
Draw 15/4
Manchester United 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

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Barcelona News and Form

Barcelona are a 1-0 up in this tie after Manchester United’s look short put through his own net in the first leg. That gave Barcelona the third straight win against Manchester United. That was only their first win in seven away knockout fixtures in the champions league and just their second goal in that sequence of fixtures as well. So was a big breakthrough for them and now it’s home advantage for them in the second leg. Barcelona have won five and have lost three of their previous 12 games against Manchester United. Barcelona have won 14 of their 24 two-legged ties against English opposition

The Spaniards have never lost a home game against Manchester United (W2 D2) but the last two meetings at the Nou Camp have both ended in draws. There was a draw this season in the group stage when Barcelona hosted Tottenham on matchday six. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 14 European games against English sides, winning 10 of those. The Catalans have only failed to win two of their last nine at home against English visitors.

Barcelona’s overall home record against English clubs is W20 D11 L2. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 20 Champions League games (W12 D7). They are currently on a 12 match undefeated streak of form in knockout stage fixture at home. Barca are undefeated in 30 Champions League home games (W27 D3) and they have progressed 36 out of the 38 times they won the away first leg in UEFA competition. Lionel Messi has eight goals in this season’s campaign, making him the joint leading goalscorer.

 

Key-Facts – Barcelona v Manchester United

  • Barcelona are unbeaten in 30 European home games
  • Barca have only failed twice to qualify after winning the first leg of a tie
  • Man Utd are on a seven match winless streak against Spanish sides

 

Manchester United News and Form

No easy task then for Manchester United under the weight of Barcelona’s immense European home record. However, they can take heart from their performance at PSG in the second leg of their round of sixteen tie. Manchester United turned around a 2-0 deficit in that. That was only the fourth time that a team in the Champions League had come back from losing the home first leg. Manchester United have won both previous two-legged ties against Barcelona so that’s a positive for them too.

The Red Devils have already faced Spanish opposition this season as they were up against Valencia in the group stage. There was a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford before 2-1 away defeat at the Mestalla suffered by United. Manchester United then have picked up just the two wins in their last 16 games against Spanish teams (D6 L8). They are on a run of seven games with a win against Spanish opponents. They will be looking at their away record though in Spanish and may fancy their chances.

United are W2 D6 L2 from their ten previous trips to Spain, which isn’t a bad return from them. But they need to go out and win this second leg though. United’s record in two-legged ties against Spanish clubs is W6 L8. Manchester United have only lost two of their last 13 European away fixtures, winning eight of those. The Red Devils conceded more than one goal in just one of those eight games. Home and away Manchester United have lost seven of their last 29 European fixtures.

Barcelona v Manchester United Odds & Tips

Barcelona to win to nil at 7/5
Under 2.5 goals at 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

Barcelona v Manchester United Predictions

Barcelona to win: The Catalans can drive on from their first leg success and put this tie in the bag at the Nou Camp. They just need a bit of a patience and control and ball retention alone is likely to keep United at bay. Barcelona to win to nil.


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