Man United – Barcelona, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR MAN UNITED - BARCELONA
Undoubtedly, the biggest match of these quarterfinals will be between Manchester United and Barcelona. The Red Devils said they had nothing to fear, because they felt proud of the club’s history. United is a name that has always been a fear and respect for the enemy over the years, even though after Ferguson is not exactly like that. Manchester did not play a game over the weekend, because their opponent had a game was the FA Cup, so after the loss of Wolves had a week to prepare for the fight.
Barcelona, however, is in a spectacular form. The Catalans broke Atletico in the last match, albeit only by 2-0, but largely secured their title in the league. Their big goal this season is definitely the Champions League and since the start of the season, Barca have been playing great in this tournament. Messi from the beginning stated that this time they will. The irony is that Barca’s have been eliminated for the past three years exactly in the quarterfinals.
United had some problems with injuries, and in the last few games they dropped form sharply. In 3 of the last 4 games United lost and did not play well. At the same time, Barca is in brilliant form, so they will want to take advantage of this and get a good result early on. However, we expect United to show that this team is one of the biggest in the world and to play a very strong match. Barca is not so strong in defense, so Red Devils will have the opportunity to score, but with this wonderful shape of Barcelona, there is hardly a lot of teams to keep a clean sheet against them right now. They still have 8 wins in the last 9 games. Prediction – BTTS at 1.67.
- 6 of the last 7 games of United ended with Btts
- Barca conceded goal in 5 of the last 6 away games in the UCL
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS
Ander Herrera (20/2 m), Nemanja Matić (25/1 m), Marcus Rashford (27/10 f)(all doubtful), Eric Bailly (11/0 d), Antonio Valencia (5/0 d), Matteo Darmian (5/0 d), Alexis Sanchez (17/1 f)
BARCELONA TEAM NEWS
Dembele(24/8 F) is doubtful. Vermaelen(8/0 D) is out