Manchester United vs Barcelona: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 @15:00
Quarter Final Leg 1/2
Newly installed permanent Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomes Barcelona to Old Trafford for what promises to be a classic Champions League night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t take over from Jose Mourinho until after the group stage had finished so has only overseen the aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain. The bookies didn’t give United a chance in that tie – especially after the first leg defeat – and the Premier League side will enter this quarter final as underdogs as well.
Barcelona are yet to lose a match in this season’s Champions League but were held to a 0-0 draw by Lyon in the first leg of their round of 16 tie. A repeat of that score line against United would probably do for head coach Ernesto Valverde as his side will be very confident of a victory at the Camp Nou in the second leg.
United have stumbled slightly in the Premier League recently as the Solskjaer honeymoon period comes to an end. But the confidence gained from going to Paris and getting a result will do the side the world of good going up against Messi and company. If United can stop the Argentinian from scoring they will believe they have a chance – even if the sports betting sites do not.
Barcelona look to have La Liga sewn up now and will be desperate to add another Champions League triumph to their long list of honours. Any kind of positive result would be perfect for the Catalan side and a 2-1 victory could well be the outcome.
Barcelona to win
Barcelona are the favourites for the tie – and for this match at Old Trafford – and it is not difficult to understand why with the array of talent they have in their squad.
Barcelona to win and both teams to score
Manchester United have to go for it in this first leg match so it is likely that they will grab a goal – but if Barcelona go on to win.
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Head to Head
The last two times these two sides met were in Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011. Barcelona won both games.
- Marcus Rashford scored a penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give Manchester United the victory over PSG in the last round.
- Barcelona have made more attempts than anyone else in the Champions League this season – and only Manchester City have had more on target.
- Manchester United have won the European Cup/Champions League on three occasions but have not got past the quarter finals stage since 2011.
- Barcelona have fallen at this stage in each of the last three seasons – to Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Roma.