Manchester United vs Barcelona 2019 Champions League Odds & Prediction

Manchester United vs Barcelona 2019 Champions League Odds & Prediction

Written by on April 10, 2019

Manchester United hosts Barcelona in the first leg of a two-match Champions League Semifinals aggregate on Wednesday at Old Trafford. Will playing at home help United versus Messi and Barcelona? Or will the favored La Liga squad leave the UK with a lead? Check out our Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Manchester United vs Barcelona!

Manchester United vs Barcelona 2019 Champions League Odds & Prediction

  • When: Wednesday, April 10 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, UK
  • TV: TNT
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  • Moneyline Odds: Barcelona -106
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 2 ½

Why Manchester United is a good bet +266?

Although Manchester United’s in bad form, there’s a reason why. First, they battled Wolverhampton, who obviously has their number, in two of the three losses. The other loss was to Arsenal on the road. Arsenal’s impossible to beat in their stadium.

The real match to consider is their 3-1 victory over Paris St-Germain in their last Champions League match. As an over +500 underdog, Man U. came up huge. This time around, Romelu Lukaku, their top striker, is healthy enough to have a say in the outcome. Manchester United could be tough at home.

Form Last 5

  • W – 3-1 vs Paris St. Germain
  • L – 0-2 vs Arsenal
  • L – 1-2 vs Wolverhampton
  • W – 2-1 vs Watford
  • L – 1-2 vs Wolverhampton

Expected Line-Up

  • De Gea
  • Young
  • Smalling
  • Lendelof
  • Shaw
  • Fred
  • McTominay
  • Pogba
  • Lingard
  • Rashford
  • Lukaku

Why Barcelona are a good bet -106?

Must Barcelona backers really make the case why they should bet on their team to beat Manchester United? Barcelona’s been the best club team in the world pretty much since Lionel Messi joined the team.

Barca’s dominated in La Liga, arguably the top soccer league in the world. Not only that, they always seem to advance in the Champions League. It also helps that Messi, Suarez, Cutinho, and Rakitic all play for Barcelona.

Form Last 5

  • W – 5-1 vs Lyon
  • W – 4-1 vs Real Betis
  • W – 2-0 vs Espanyol
  • D – 4-4 vs Villareal
  • W – 2-0 vs Atletico Madrid

Expected Line-Up

  • Ter Stegen
  • Roberto
  • Pique
  • Lenglet
  • Alba
  • Rakitic
  • Busquets
  • Vidal
  • Messi
  • Suarez
  • Cutinho

Champions League Betting Trends for Manchester United vs Barcelona

  • Manchester United is 1-3 in their last 4 matches
  • Manchester United has been outscored 7-4 in their last 4 matches
  • Manchester United is 2-3 in their last 5 matches
  • Barcelona is 4-0-1 in their last 5 matches
  • Barcelona has outscored their opponents 17-6 in their last 5 matches

Manchester United vs Barcelona Final Analysis:

On paper, this should be an absolute disaster for the home squad. Manchester United doesn’t appear to have a single edge, but there’s something about Barcelona that makes them vulnerable in this spot.

Barca’s the better overall squad. However, they’ve shown flashes of letting their defense get away from them at times. No way Villareal should have scored 4 goals. Barcelona can push too much on offense, leaving them vulnerable for the counter attack.

Both Rashford and Lukaku will know this. Manchester United is a huge home dog for a reason. But, they could pull off the 2-1 victory if they use Barca’s aggressiveness to their advantage.

Champions League Betting Pick: Manchester United +266

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