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Manchester United vs Barcelona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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UEFA Champions League | Old Trafford | 10th April
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Barcelona
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Manchester United vs Barcelona predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Old Trafford. Manchester United look to find their feet again when they host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tie. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 23/20

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Barcelona 1-0 @ 17/2

Reason For Manchester United vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Manchester United have seen their chances of success this season take a big blow over the last few weeks, with a loss away to Arsenal marking the beginning of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first really tough spell of results. They have followed that by being beaten by Wolves twice, one of which knocked them out of the FA Cup and the other which severely damaged their top four aspirations.

Now, their attentions turn towards an incredibly difficult Champions League quarter final tie with Barcelona. The odds are stacked against the Red Devils, but after what happened in Paris last month, nobody is ruling anything out right now.

Since Solskjaer took charge back in December, Manchester United have won 15, drawn two, and lost four of their 21 competitive matches. They have only lost once at Old Trafford, although that was a 2-0 defeat to PSG in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

Barcelona are even tougher opponents than the wealthy Parisians. They lead the La Liga table by 11 points coming into this game, and their 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the weekend made it eight wins from their last 10 matches in all competitions.

That being said, they haven’t always had it their own way in the Champions League. They were held to a goalless draw in the first leg of their last 16 tie with Lyon, and both Inter Milan and Spurs took points off them in the group stages earlier this season.

Despite the wealth of attacking talent on display on Wednesday, we’re actually expecting a rather tight and cagey affair. Neither team will want to give any ground to the opposition, and previous outings suggest that a low scoring match could be on the cards.

For example, all four of Manchester United’s home games in the Champions League this season have seen fewer than three goals scored, including low scoring defeats to both Juventus and PSG. Barcelona, meanwhile, have seen fewer than three goals in half of their Champions League outings this season, including four of their last six.

This makes a bet of Under 2.5 Goals look a great value offering here, so that’s what we’re backing on Wednesday along with a tight 1-0 win for favourites Barcelona.

Predicted Lineups

Line ups are predicted by our Team News Analysts
Manchester United
4-3-3
Barcelona
4-3-3
Predicted Starting XI's
Manchester United
Barcelona
De Gea
Ter Stegen
Young
Nelson Semedo
Smalling
Pique
Lindelof
Lenglet
Shaw
Jordi Alba
Herrera
Rakitic
Matic
Busquets
Pogba
Vidal
Lingard
Messi
Lukaku
Luis Suarez
Rashford
Coutinho
Subs
Manchester United
Barcelona
Andreas Pereira
Arthur
Chong
Boateng
Dalot
Carles Alena
Fred
Cillessen
Martial
Malcom
Mata
Murillo
McTominay
Sergi Roberto
Rojo
Umtiti
Romero
Doubtful
Manchester United
Barcelona
Herrera (Injured)
Dembele (Injured)
Rashford (Injured)
Vermaelen (Injured)
Unavailable
Manchester United
Barcelona
Bailly (Injured)
Rafinha (Injured)
Darmian (Injured)
Sanchez (Injured)
Valencia (Injured)

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Form

Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
8413
Home
4112
Away
4301
Overall
PWDL
8530
Home
4310
Away
4220

Recent Competition Form

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1-3 v Paris Saint-Germain (A)
W
5-1 v Lyon (H)
W
0-2 v Paris Saint-Germain (H)
L
0-0 v Lyon (A)
D
2-1 v Valencia CF (A)
L
1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (H)
D
1-0 v Young Boys (H)
W
1-2 v PSV (A)
W
1-2 v Juventus (A)
W
1-1 v Internazionale (A)
D
0-1 v Juventus (H)
L
2-0 v Internazionale (H)
W
0-0 v Valencia CF (H)
D
2-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (A)
W
0-3 v Young Boys (A)
W
4-0 v PSV (H)
W
10Goals Scored19
7Goals Conceded6
4/8 (50%)Over 2.5 Goals4/8 (50%)
3/8 (38%)Both Teams Scored5/8 (63%)
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0-2 v Paris Saint-Germain (H)
L
5-1 v Lyon (H)
W
1-0 v Young Boys (H)
W
1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (H)
D
0-1 v Juventus (H)
L
2-0 v Internazionale (H)
W
0-0 v Valencia CF (H)
D
4-0 v PSV (H)
W
1Goals Scored12
3Goals Conceded2
0/4 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals2/4 (50%)
0/4 (0%)Both Teams Scored2/4 (50%)
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1-3 v Paris Saint-Germain (A)
W
0-0 v Lyon (A)
D
2-1 v Valencia CF (A)
L
1-2 v PSV (A)
W
1-2 v Juventus (A)
W
1-1 v Internazionale (A)
D
0-3 v Young Boys (A)
W
2-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (A)
W
9Goals Scored7
4Goals Conceded4
4/4 (100%)Over 2.5 Goals2/4 (50%)
3/4 (75%)Both Teams Scored3/4 (75%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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1-3 v Paris Saint-Germain (A)
W
5-1 v Lyon (H)
W
0-2 v Paris Saint-Germain (H)
L
0-0 v Lyon (A)
D
2-1 v Valencia CF (A)
L
1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (H)
D
1-0 v Young Boys (H)
W
1-2 v PSV (A)
W
1-2 v Juventus (A)
W
1-1 v Internazionale (A)
D
7Goals Scored9
6Goals Conceded4
3/5 (60%)Over 2.5 Goals2/5 (40%)
3/5 (60%)Both Teams Scored4/5 (80%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)

H2H

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WonDrawnWon
143
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10
Goals Scored
17
Over 2.5 Goals 5/8 (63%)
Both Teams To Score 4/8 (50%)
Previous Meetings (Last 8)
28.05.11 Barcelona Barcelona badge 3-1 Manchester United badge Manchester United
27.05.09 Barcelona Barcelona badge 2-0 Manchester United badge Manchester United
29.04.08 Manchester United Manchester United badge 1-0 Barcelona badge Barcelona
23.04.08 Barcelona Barcelona badge 0-0 Manchester United badge Manchester United
25.11.98 Barcelona Barcelona badge 3-3 Manchester United badge Manchester United
16.09.98 Manchester United Manchester United badge 3-3 Barcelona badge Barcelona
02.11.94 Barcelona Barcelona badge 4-0 Manchester United badge Manchester United
19.10.94 Manchester United Manchester United badge 2-2 Barcelona badge Barcelona

Stats

Manchester United vs Barcelona Stats

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  • This is the first Champions League meeting between Barcelona and Manchester United since the 2011 final, which Barcelona won 3-1 at Wembley.
  • Manchester United have never lost a home European match against Barcelona (W2 D2 L0), with this is the first meeting between the sides at Old Trafford since the second leg of the 2007-08 Champions League semi-final, a 1-0 win for the Red Devils.
  • This is Barcelona’s 17th Champions League quarter-final appearance, a joint-record with Bayern Munich; they have qualified for an 12th successive season, a competition record.
  • Manchester United have won two of their last 11 Champions League knockout ties (W2 D3 L6), failing to win either of their quarter-final games in the 2013-14 season under David Moyes against Bayern Munich.
  • Barcelona have progressed from 79% of their Champions League knockout ties when playing the first leg away from home (23 of 29), compared to just 33% when playing the first leg at home (4 of 12).
  • Since Chelsea eliminated Barcelona in the 2011-12 semi-final, English teams have been eliminated in 10 of their last 11 Champions League knockout ties against Spanish sides – the exception was Leicester City against Sevilla in the last 16 in 2016-17.
  • Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku scored with both of his shots against PSG in their 3-1 win in the Last 16 – he had failed to score with any of his previous eight shots in the Champions League this season; the Belgian has scored with his last three shots in the Champions League knockout stages.
  • Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored 22 Champions League goals in 30 appearances against English teams – more than any other player in the history of the competition.
  • Lionel Messi has failed to score in any of his last 11 Champions League quarter-final appearances for Barcelona; since netting against PSG in April 2013, the Argentinian forward has attempted 49 shots without success at this stage of the competition.
  • Manchester United have lost two home Champions League matches so far this season, losing to Juventus and PSG – they’ve only lost three in one season once previously, doing so during the 1996-97 campaign, with current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer featuring in all three defeats.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 16
(8 by Manchester United) and (8 by Barcelona)

Goals

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38%
BTTS (%)
63%
88%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
88%
63%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
88%
50%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
13%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
38%
1.25
Average Goals For
2.38
0.88
Average Goals Conceded
0.75
38%
Cleansheet (%)
38%
38%
Failed to Score (%)
13%
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0%
BTTS (%)
50%
75%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
25%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
50%
0.25
Average Goals For
3
0.75
Average Goals Conceded
0.5
50%
Cleansheet (%)
50%
75%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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75%
BTTS (%)
75%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
75%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
75%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
25%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
25%
2.25
Average Goals For
1.75
1
Average Goals Conceded
1
25%
Cleansheet (%)
25%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
25%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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20%
BTTS (%)
60%
80%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
40%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
40%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
60%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
1.2
Average Goals For
2.6
0.4
Average Goals Conceded
0.8
60%
Cleansheet (%)
40%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Paul Pogba
2
8
Lionel Messi
Romelu Lukaku
2
3
Ousmane Dembélé
Marcus Rashford
2
2
Gerard Piqué
First Goalscorers
Paul Pogba
1
3
Lionel Messi
Romelu Lukaku
1
1
Coutinho
Marouane Fellaini
1
1
Ousmane Dembélé

Cards & Corners

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2
Average Cards For
1
Player Cards
Nemanja Matic
2
2
Nélson Semedo
Ashley Young
2
1
Clément Lenglet
Ander Herrera
2
1
Samuel Umtiti
4
Average Corners For
6
5
Average Corners Against
3

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Odds

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