This Tuesday, it’s time for the second leg of the Champion League quarterfinals. If you’re looking for some Barcelona vs Manchester United prediction and betting tips, you’re at the right place. We’re now going to discuss everything about the game taking place at Camp Nou, including the forms of these two teams, latest injury news, and so on. So, let’s start!
Let’s start the Barcelona vs Manchester United prediction by reminding ourselves that the first leg of the doubleheader ended in Barca’s favor. It was played at the Old Trafford, but the score was 1:0 for the away team. What this means is that on Tuesday, they are the ones who have an advantage. If they win or play a draw, they will go to the semifinals. They can even lose 1:0 and try their luck in extra time.
Of course, that’s not their style. Barcelona want to get to the next round with a big win in front of their crowd. Their stadium Camp Nou is where they’ve always been very powerful, which isn’t surprising knowing that this venue is one of the largest stadiums on the planet, so the support they’re getting from the stands is always massive.
This season, they’ve lost only one home game in La Liga, while they’re without a single defeat in the Champions League. Actually, the last time they lost at Camp Nou in this competition was back in 2013. Are the Red Devils the ones who can put an end to that?
They did lose in the first leg, but this doesn’t mean that all of the Barcelona vs Manchester United betting tips must automatically go in favor of the Spanish side. The thing is that Man United have already proved themselves as real giant-slayers this season.
They’re the ones who beat Juventus in Turin in the group stage of the competition. And they also knocked out PSG by beating them 3:1 in Paris. And this surely gives them a lot of confidence before their trip to Catalonia. The question is do their players have the quality to beat such a strong team as Barcelona.
The Red Devils have some really top-class players in the squad, starting with World Cup winner Paul Pogba. They also have a good goalie, as well as a number of very talented players in the final third. The problem is that many of their players are struggling with fitness. Still, it’s fair to expect that they’ll push through the pain and do their utmost on Tuesday evening. But will their utmost be enough to beat mighty Barca? Probably not…
Reaching the quarterfinal of this competition is a big achievement on its own and getting knocked out by Barcelona is not embarrassing. They know this, which is why their minds might be focused more on the Premier League, which is where they’re competing for a place among the top 4.
- Thomas Vermaelen (injury)
- Rafinha (injury)
Manchester United absentees:
- Eric Bailly (injury)
- Matteo Darmian (injury)
- Antonio Valencia (injury)
- Ander Herrera (doubtful)
- Nemanja Matic (doubtful)
- Alexis Sanchez (doubtful)
Ter Stegen – Pique, Lenglet, Semedo, Alba – Busquets, Vidal, Rakitic – Messi, Coutinho, Suarez
De Gea – Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Shaw – McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Mata – Rashford, Lukaku
Barcelona vs Manchester United Prediction
Barcelona are going to the next stage of the Champions League, I have no doubt about that. But, will they beat Man United in the second leg as well. I think they will. After all, they’re playing in front of their own crowd.
Barcelona vs Manchester United Betting Tips
- Barcelona @1.36 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.50 (Unibet)