Barcelona v Manchester United Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th April 201915th April 2019 / lee
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Barcelona hold a 1-0 advantage as they head back to Spain for the second leg of this quarter-final duel. Did Manchester United miss their chance on home soil to get themselves into this tie? They may have to endure a long night at the Nou Camp, needing to score twice to get themselves through. Read our Barcelona v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Barcelona v Manchester United Betting Odds*
Manchester United 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)
Barcelona News and Form
Barcelona hold a 1-0 advantage in this tie after an own goal by Manchester United’s Luke Shaw in the first leg at Old Trafford. That was their third straight win over Manchester United and for Barcelona, it was their first win in seven away knockout games in the Champions League (D2 L4). That was only their second goal in that sequence of games as well. So it is advantage the Spaniards as they get back to home soil and Barcelona have won five and lost three now of their previous 12 meetings with Manchester United. The Catalans have won 14 of their 24 two-legged ties against English opposition
Barcelona have never lost home game against Manchester United (W2 D2) although the last two meetings at the Nou Camp have ended in a draw. Barcelona have already hosted English opposition this season as they played out a 1-1 draw against Spurs on matchday six of the group stage. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 14 European games against English sides, winning 10 of those. They have won seven of their last nine home games against English sides.
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 unbeaten in 12 knockout stage at the Nou Camp, winning 10 of those. Barca are undefeated in 30 Champions League home games (W27 D3). Barcelona have progressed 36 out of the 38 times they won the away first leg in UEFA competition. Lionel Messi is the joint leading goalscorer in this season’s Champions League with eight.
Manchester United News and Form
So this is going to be an uphill struggle for Manchester United given the European home form of Barcelona. But in the last round of this season’s Champions League, Manchester United made a second leg trip to Paris to face PSG and turnaround a 2-0 deficit. That was only the fourth time that a team in the tournament had come back from losing the home first leg. Manchester United have won both previous two-legged ties against Barcelona. The Red Devils have already faced Spanish opposition this season as they played out a 0-0 home draw and suffered a 2-1 away loss against Valencia in the group stage.
With this season’s action, just United have claimed just two wins in their last 16 games against Spanish opposition (D6 L8). They are currently on a winless streak of seven games against Spanish clubs. But they don’t have too bad of a record in Spain having lost only two of their last 10 visits there (W2 D6). United’s record in two-legged ties against Spanish clubs is W6 L8. The Red Devils have only lost two of their last 13 European away fixtures, winning eight of those. In just one of those games, did they concede more than one goal in a game. Home and away Manchester United have lost seven of their last 29 European fixtures.
Barcelona v Manchester United Tips & Odds
Who will win – Barcelona v Manchester United Predictions
Barcelona should hold their own on home soil here. Manchester United can believe because of what they did in Paris in the last round. This is going to be a lot tougher of an ask though. Barcelona can take their time and pick off the visitors. Barcelona to win to nil.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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