Barcelona vs Manchester City Odds – Wednesday 19th October 2016 – 19:45 – BT Sport
Barcelona are 4/9 with the draw at odds of 4/1 and Man City are 5/1
Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Champions League
Barcelona welcome Manchester City to the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening, in the third round of matches from the Champions League group stages.
This is the tie of the round, with Pep Guardiola facing his former club for the first time as manager of Manchester City.
The Spanish side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 win at home against Deportivo.
Goals from Rafinha (21, 36), Luis Suarez (43) and the returning Lionel Messi (58) completed a comfortable night for the hosts.
To compound matters Laure was sent off in the 65th minute, to complete a tough night for Deportivo.
Tough Start For Barca
Barcelona had gone into the weekend’s fixtures in mixed form, with two defeats already this season.
They have started the Champions League in emphatic style though, winning their first game against Celtic 7-0.
The Spaniard’s followed that up with a 2-1 win against Borussia Monchengladbach, with the Germans taking the lead in the 34th through Thorgan Hazard.
Two goals in eight minutes from Arda Turan (65) and Gerard Pique (73) completed an excellent comeback for the Catalans.
Despite their indifferent recent form, Barcelona remain favourites to win this game, despite City’s progress under Guardiola.
They will be looking to register their third successive win of the competition, they will also be looking to make it two home wins.
Barcelona have won all four of their competitive fixtures against Manchester City, all in knockout matches.
Pep Taking The Spotlight
Manchester City travel to the Camp Nou on the back of a 1-1 draw against Everton at the weekend.
It’s a result that sees Manchester City remain top of the Premier League, although recent results have seen the credentials take a huge hit.
Romelu Lukaku open the scoring against the run of play (64), with Nolito equalising with a header just eight minutes later.
Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne both saw penalties saved by Maarten Stekelenburg, another two points lost for Manchester City.
Huge Game For City
City currently sit second in their group, with Barcelona enjoying an excellent start and City surrendering two points against Celtic.
They have registered 4 points from their opening 2 matches, with a comfortable win against Borussia Monchengladbach at home.
On matchday two, they enjoyed an incredible six goal thriller at Parkhead, with Celtic going ahead three times with City pegging them back three times.
Goals from Moussa Dembele (3, 47) and Raheem Sterling (20 og) took Celtic ahead on three occasions, with Fernandinho (11), Raheem Sterling (28) and Nolito (55) rescuing the Blues.
Manchester City come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to register their second win in the Champions League this season.
This will be a tough fixture for the City, arguably the toughest of Pep Guardiola’s reign, they have been struggling for form since the Celtic result.
The English side would make history if they were to beat Barcelona, they have never beaten the Catalan side in four competitive fixtures.
Both teams are 1/2 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Barcelona are Luis Suarez at 3/1, with Lionel Messi at 100/30. For Manchester City, Sergio Aguero is at 13/2 with Nolito and Kelechi Iheanacho at 10/1.
The last time that these sides met Barcelona won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 11/1.
Barcelona vs Manchester City Odds
Tip 1 – Suarez to score first @ 3/1
Tip 2 – Barcelona to win 2-1 @ 8/1
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