Champions League: Manchester City vs Barcelona

Manchester City vs Barcelona Betting Tip and Predictions. In the Round 4 of Group C in the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City host Barcelona at Etihad. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Manchester City vs Barcelona.


Manchester City didn’t make the good start in the UEFA Champions League this season and after three rounds they are standing at the second position with only 4 points. Despite that fact they still have decent chances to finish as second and qualify in the knock-out phase. Home side have managed to win only one game in Champions League and it was a victory against Borussia Monchengladbach in the first round. After that game, Manchester City played against Celtic, but they failed to win and the match was finished without winner 3-3. In the previous round, Barcelona smashed them 4-0 at Nou Camp, so home team will be fully motivated to revenge them. They know it won’t be an easy job, but I believe that they would be satisfied with one point. After 6 matches without win in all competitions, team from Manchester finally managed to take three points three days ago when they humiliated West Brom 0-4 in Premier League. Good news for their manager Pep Guardiola is that their top scorer Sergio Aguero woke up hit the net twice. Newcomer Gundogan also shined on that game after he scored two goals and assisted for one. “We know we need to play almost perfectly to win.” – said Manchester City boss Josep Guardiola.

Barcelona stand at the top of the table with 9 points and they are practically with one leg in the next phase of the UEFA Champions League. If they manage to beat Manchester City they will finish the job and could focus on LaLiga. This match will be the 6th between Manchester City vs Barcelona in Champions League and Barcelona won previous five meetings. Without any doubt, visitors are playing amazing football and they are favorites in every match, but this could be the real test for them. Barcelona have great attack, but their defence is not at the high level, especially when they are playing away from home. They conceded at least one goal on four of their last five away matches in all competitions. Leo Messi play fantastic this season and he has already scored 15 goals in 13 appearances for club and country this season.

Team News

Home side miss suspended goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, Delph and Sagna are both injured, while Zabaleta is doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without injured Alba, Iniesta, Piqué and Vidal, while Mathieu is out due to suspension.

Manchester City vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups

Manchester City: Caballero; Fernandinho, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov; Fernando, Gündoğan; De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Agüero.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne; Rakitić, Busquets, Rafinha; Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar.

Manchester City vs Barcelona Prediction

Home side desperately need points and they will try to do their best in order to make positive result. Visitors can secured their place in the knock-out phase if they win this game and they will be fully motivated. I expect interesting and open match between Manchester City vs Barcelona and at least three goals.

Manchester City vs Barcelona Betting Tip: over 3 goals Ah @ 1.81 (18Bet)

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