Manchester Utd vs Barcelona (By: MDG)
First meeting of Barcelona and Manchester United in the champions league since 2011. In my opinion Barcelona are completely overrated in this away game and Manchester United can get a point playing at home at Old Trafford. Barcelona recently conceded 4 goals against Villareal, one of the worst teams of La Liga, a team from the relegation bottom three zone with 45 goals conced during this whole season year in Spain. That also happened just before the Atletico Madrid game so Barcelona were not taking that game lightly. In defence they played with Lenglet, Alba, Roberto and Umtiti, the only difference in defence from Atletico Madrid match was that Pique started instead of Umtiti. Messi and Rakitic were not starters but Barcelona should have lost 4:2, they had a lucky free kick in 90th minute with magical Messi doing his thing and few minutes later even luckier Suarez long first time shot in the last minute of stoppage time.
Manchester United are traditional English team and they will play much rougher defense on Barcelona, referee should allow this as this is a champions league game, not a La Liga round. United lost 3 out of their last 4 matches but this whole journey with OGS after beating PSG 1:3, it all seemed to good to be true so it was inevitable that they will crush sooner or later with so much luck and positive results.. Wolves got the better of them twice both in fa cup and in league while Arsenal loss was right after the PSG away game so it was expected to see some tired legs from United.
In last 14 home matches Manchester United only lost to PSG 0:2.
Score prediction: 1:1 draw
Manchester Utd vs Barcelona predictions
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Manchester Utd vs Barcelona betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (MDG).