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Barcelona vs Manchester United betting tips: Champions League quarter-final second leg preview & predictions

Barcelona vs Man United prediction: Barcelona 3-0 Man United

First leg score: Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona

Can Manchester United pull off another Champions League miracle?

They came back from the dead in Paris but surely they can’t do it again in Barcelona can they?

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Ivan Rakitić of Barcelona scores his team’s second goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Barcelona vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Barcelona have won 33 of their last 39 Champions League home games and are 2/5 to continue that trend.

Manchester United must win at Camp Nou and are 6/1 to do just that.

A draw would do for Barça and that is 4/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 1/2.

Both teams to score no is 11/10.

Barça to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Barcelona to qualify is 1/12; Manchester United to get to the semi-finals for the first time in eight years is 6/1.

PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 06: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scores his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at Parc des Princes on March 06, 2019 in Paris, . (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi has a staggering 43 goals in 41 appearances this season. The Argentine magician is 2/1 to score first and 1/2 to net anytime.

Luis Suárez will be his partner in crime up front. The former Liverpool man is 3/1 to score first and 1/1 to get his 24th of the season, anytime.

Romelu Lukaku, who scored twice at Parc des Princes, will be tasked with getting the goals again. He’s 15/2 to score first and 5/2 to score anytime.

Marcus Rashford will be supporting him. He’s 9/1 to score first and 3/1 to score anytime.

Both Messi and Suárez to score is 9/4.

Both Coutinho and Messi to score is 4/1.

Both Rashford and Lukaku to score is 14/1.

Barcelona vs Manchester United: Match preview

Ernesto Valverde’s side went to Old Trafford six days ago with a plan and it worked.

Luis Suárez’s header deflected in off Luke Shaw in the 12th minute and Barça lea 1-0, after video review.

After that, the Catalan side showed very little ambition to get a second and were very happy with a solitary goal lead.

That’s probably partly due to their outstanding home form.

That win also means Barcelona’s four Champions League victories against Man United have all come in different stadiums: Camp Nou, Stadio Olimpico, Wembley and Old Trafford.

They don’t need to win this one but can they finish the job?

At the weekend, they made wholesale changes in a 0-0 draw at La Liga’s bottom club Huesca.

Nevertheless, they’re still 9 points clear of Atlético Madrid and well on course for an 8th title in 11 seasons.

However, this is the trophy they crave.

Will they get through to the semi-finals for the first time since they last won this title in 2015?

Lionel Messi

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 30: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on March 30, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Solskjær back in Barcelona 20 years on

Or can Manchester United pull off another stunning comeback?

In last week’s first leg, Manchester United failed to have a shot on target in a Champions League game for the first time since March 2005.

However, they did have some decent chances but they’ll have to be far more clinical this time.

Unlike their hosts, they did not have the luxury of resting lots of players at the weekend as they hosted West Ham in a must win game.

Nevertheless, two Paul Pogba penalties ensured they did win it 2-1.

English teams have been eliminated from 10 of their last 11 Champions League knockout ties against Spanish opponents.

However, as they proved in Paris, Manchester United are very capable of overturning the odds so will it be another momentous night for the Red Devils?

Barcelona team news vs Manchester United

Lionel Messi Barcelona

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

As mentioned, Ernesto Valverde made 10 changes on Saturday.

The XI he named at El Alcoraz was the youngest for a La Liga game this season with an average age of 24 years 133 days.

That side included 3 debutants: Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wagué and Riqui Puig.

Only goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen kept his place; he’s kept 19 clean sheets in 43 appearances this season.

Despite all those changes, it’s expected to be the same side that took to the field at Old Trafford.

Samuel Umtiti started in Aragon on Saturday so it’ll be Clément Lenglet who partners Gerard Piqué.

Neither Sergi Roberto nor Nélson Semedo started at the weekend but the latter’s impressive performance in Manchester should see him keep his place.

It’ll be the familiar midfield trio of Arthur, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitić.

Busquets and Semedo are both one booking away from missing the first leg of a potential semi-final.

Up front, Ousmane Dembélé played 67 minutes at Huesca on Saturday; his first appearance since 13 March due to an ankle injury.

It seems unlikely he’ll be thrown in here so Philippe Coutinho will continue on the left.

Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi will make up a frightening attacking trio.

Can Manchester United keep this side out?

Manchester United team news vs Barcelona

Anthony Martial

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford FC at Old Trafford on March 30, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

As for the Premier League side, Ole Gunnar Solskjær made five changes at the weekend.

However, he has some selection headaches again here.

Spain’s number 1 David de Gea, as always, will be in goal.

In defence, Luke Shaw was suspended at the weekend but he’s also suspended for this tie too.

So, Ashley Young is expected to switch to left-back with Diogo Dalot dropping to right-back.

Man United played 3-5-2 in the first leg but are likely to revert to a 4-3-3 here.

Scott McTominay was outstanding in the first leg and, after getting a rest on Saturday, will retain his place.

Ander Herrera is unlikely to be fit though so Fred will keep his place alongside Saturday’s match winner Paul Pogba.

Up front, Solskjær must choose 3 from 4.

Marcus Rashford was left on the bench against West Ham making it seem likely he’ll start.

The front 3 is expected to be made up of Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku which would mean Anthony Martial would be the man to miss out.

Alexis Sánchez, who has not played since February 18 at Chelsea, has travelled with the squad and could be on the bench against his old side.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a point of talking up Alexis in his pre-match press conference, so it seems likely there will be a role for Sanchez late on. As long as United are still in contention.

Ashley Young is one booking away from a suspension.

As are Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matić and Ander Herrera although none of those three are likely to feature.

They’ve done it once but can Manchester United pull off another immense comeback?

It seems unlikely.

Predicted Barcelona line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Barcelona line-up vs Manchester United.

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Barcelona

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Barcelona.

The latest tweet from Barcelona pre Manchester United

Highlights of Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona

The latest tweet from Manchester United pre Barcelona

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Back Barcelona at 14/1 or Manchester United at 125/1 to win the Champions League 2nd leg!