Manchester United – Barcelona Betting Tip (10.04.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Champions League game between Manchester United and Barcelona. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Manchester United vs Barcelona | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The absolute derby of the quarterfinals. Even though the Red Devils are not as strong as they used to be the aura surrounding this club gives them something magical in big games. Barcelona is the biggest favorite to win the Champions League trophy, and are excellent at the moment. They are favorites in this matchup, but so were against Roma last season, and eventually suffered an elimination. The first game is at the Old Trafford, and it is bound to be a spectacle.
Match Preview Manchester United vs Barcelona
United eliminated PSG in the round of 16 although losing in England, with 0-2. They were written off before heading for Paris, but Romelu Lukaku appeared from nowhere and pushed the Red Devils towards the next round. A 1-3 win was shocking for the whole football world. Meanwhile, Barcelona played without spending too much energy against Lyon. A goalless draw was seen in France, before total domination at Camp Nou where Blaugrana won 5-1.
Form Manchester United
The ones who dislike United would say that as soon as Solskjaer became the permanent managerial solution, the team started losing. Of course, that has nothing to do with it, and the losses against Wolves just happened. The one in the FA Cup wasn’t that tragic, because of United never chased that competition. But the one in the Premiership could have severe consequences. The Champions League place could be endangered. Previous four games all ended with 2 or 3 goals, and with scores on both sides. What is a bit odd for this team, is that they allowed at least a goal on each of the past seven contests. Against Barcelona, any blackout in the back line is going to cost a lot.
Ernesto Valverde learned the lesson from the last season. Back then the newly appointed Barca’s coach didn’t target team’s form properly, and they reached the peak before they were supposed to. That is why Rome eliminated them. Now, Barca started looking good at the best possible time. They had a few slips here and there around at the beginning of the new year, but that was all without consequences. At the moment, Barcelona hasn’t lost in 16 straight competitive matches, and they are looking absolutely terrific. During the last five road trips, Messi, Suarez and the rest of the boys netted 15 times. Only on one occasion, they scored less than three goals. Overall, Barcelona is near its maximum. And when they reach full speed, it would be very hard to stop them.
Manchester United vs Barcelona | Latest Team News
What is very important for the Red Devils is the situation with Marcus Rashford. The pacey striker is doubtful, and his presence on the court is very important to the hosts. Ander Herrera and Bailly are also questionable, while Alexis Sanchez definitely misses this match. On the bright side, Valencia and Darmian are back in training and are ready to face Barca. Thomas Vermaelen picked up an injury this weekend, and he might skip Wednesday’s clash. Ousman Dembele is available.
Head to Head Manchester United vs Barcelona
Barcelona has a slight advantage when looking at the overall record against Manchester United. The Spanish powerhouse posted 4 wins, on the other hand, Manchester has 3. Four games ended with a draw. Latest two games were the Champions League finals, and both times the Spanish team won.
Manchester United vs Barcelona | Odds and Predictions
United to win is 3.50, while Barca’s triumph can double your stake. A draw is set at 3.60.
Expert Betting Tip
We didn’t have a clear vision of the final outcome, and the compromise between our crew was that a draw is the most realistic. Barca doesn’t spend too much energy on the road games and is looking to decrease the tempo of play. Meanwhile, United isn’t capable of imposing its own style of play, which is why we decided to go with a draw. One goal on each side should be seen, and the overall efficiency will be a moderate one, 2 or 3 goals. Final pick, Manchester United – Barcelona 1:1.