Manchester City vs Barcelona Betting Preview, Champions League Betting Tips

Manchester City vs Barcelona Odds – Tuesday 1st November 2016 – 19:45 – BT Sport 

Man City are 17/10 with the draw at odds of 13/5 and Barcelona are 7/5

Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Champions League

Manchester City welcome Barcelona to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening, in the fourth round of matches from the Champions League group stages.

Manchester City travelled to the Camp Nou a fortnight ago and endured a night to forget, with Barca hitting them for four.

It’s a result that sees Manchester City second in the group, it was a huge blow for Pep Guardiola’s side chances of progressing top.

Lionel Messi scored a sumptuous hat-trick for the hosts (17, 61, 69), with Neymar putting the final nail in the coffin in the 89th minute.

Claudio Bravo completed a miserable night for Guardiola, seeing red in the 53rd minute for a deliberate handball and Jeremy Mathieu was sent off in the 73rd minute, for two bookable offenses.

Huge Game For City

City currently sit second in their group, with Barcelona enjoying an excellent start and City surrendering five points in their last two games.

They have registered 4 points from their opening 3 matches, with a comfortable win against Borussia Monchengladbach at home their only win.

 

In the Premier League City have turned the corner, with a comfortable 4-0 win against West Brom ending Pep Guardiola’s worst run as a manager.

Goals from Sergio Aguero (19, 28) and Ilkay Gundogan (79, 90) ensured Manchester City bounced back in excellent style, they remain top of the Premier League.

City Underdogs

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, they will be looking to banish the memories from a fortnight ago but Barcelona are a formidable side.

The English side would make history if they were to beat Barcelona, they have never beaten the Catalan side in five competitive fixtures.

 

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Pep Taking The Spotlight Again

This is the tie of the round, with Pep Guardiola facing his former club for the second time as manager of Manchester City.

The Spanish side come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win at home against Granada.

A solitary goal from Rafinha (48) was enough for the hosts to secure the three points, although at home they would have expected a more comfortable scoreline.

Both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez completed the full 90 minutes, they were unable to make inroads into a stubborn Granada defense.

Barca Yet To Hit Strides

Barcelona have had a mixed season to say the least, they have already been beaten twice this season and have looked far from dominant.

They have started the Champions League in emphatic style though, winning their first game against Celtic 7-0 and recently beating Manchester City 4-0.

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.

Their form in the league although winning has been far from convincing, with a 3-2 win against Valencia and a narrow win against Granada, who remain bottom of La Liga.

Barca Favourites

Despite their indifferent recent form, Barcelona remain favourites to win this game, with the hammering of City two weeks ago still fresh in their mind.

They will be looking to register their fourth successive win of the competition, with progression guarenteed and top spot as well.

Barcelona have won all five of their competitive fixtures against Manchester City.

 

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Both teams are 2/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Manchester City, Sergio Aguero is at 5/1 with Kelechi Iheanacho at 6/1. For Barcelona, Luis Suarez at 4/1, with Lionel Messi at 9/2.

The last time that these sides met Barcelona won 4-0 and the odds of the same result are 50/1.

Manchester City vs Barcelona Odds

Tip 1 – Suarez to score first @ 3/1

Tip 2 – Barcelona to win 3-1 @ 16/1

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