Barcelona vs Manchester City Betting Tip and Prediction. In the second leg of 1/8 finals in the UEFA Champions League Barcelona host Manchester City.
Barcelona made decent advantage in the first leg at Etihad Stadium where they beat City 1-2. Lionel Messi could finish the job, but he failed to score from the penalty spot in the last moment of the match.
However, Barcelona have very good result, they are playing at home upfront their supporters and it would be a big surprise if they fail to qualify in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Sergio Busquets is still out after he picked up and injury at the match against Villarreal in the semi-finals of Copa del Rey, while the long-term injured Thomas Vermaelen is still recovering.
Despite the fact that home team host Real Madrid in Clásico on Sunday in Primera, they want are focused on this game and want to go step by step. Barca coach Luis Enrique said yesterday at the press conference that there is only one game for them and that’s the one tomorrow. “Nothing else matters to me right now” – said Enrique.
Manchester City is in the really bad form. They lost three of their last four matches in all competitions and they want to improve their performance. It won’t be an easy job against one of the main candidates for the title in this competition, but City have nothing to lose and I believe that they will play brave and try to score as soon as possible.
Clichy (20/1 d) is suspended after he got the red card in the first match, but good news for the visitors are that Yaya Touré back in the squad after suspension.
The Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho said that City must be positive from the kick-off against Barcelona and follow the mentality of Schalke and PSG to have a chance of progressing.
Without any doubt, home team is a big favorite to go through in the next round, but I expect decent City performance and I believe that they could hit the net tonight. Both teams to score is my betting prediction for this game.
Barcelona vs Manchester City possible linups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Xavi, Rakitić, Iniesta; Suárez, Messi, Neymar.
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Fernando, Fernandinho; Milner, Touré, Silva; Agüero.