With our Bet Tip for the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg between Manchester United and FC Barcelona, we provide you with predictions on interesting betting options. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Manchester United will have a good start to the second leg at home when the lights come on at 21:00 at Old Trafford. You expect a game of the highest level, when dazzling characters like Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba face each other. We offer you analysis on both teams and provide you with lucrative bet tips.
Do the Red Devils show their diabolical side in Old Trafford?
The Red Devils had a miserable first round at Old Trafford, away in Paris overcome a difficult starting position. After the 0-2 draw at home, Paris St. Germain was probably safe to reach the quarter-finals. With 2 away goals the starting position for St. Germain was outstanding. Manchester United still managed the seemingly impossible and defeated the Parisians in their stadium with 1: 3 and thus kept the dream Champions League alive. So far, the Red Devils have won exactly half of all Champions League matches played. 3 defeats and 1 draw join the 4 victories of the English. With 10 goals scored, 1.25 average per game, Man United is in the midfield of the current Champions League season. With only 7 goals conceded you ranked 7th in the statistics. The goal difference of +3 goals was enough to survive both the group stage and the knockout stages. With a fitting accuracy of a very good 86% succeeded so far only 46% ball possession to assert. The defenses work well. The team of coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allows 0.9 goals per game. Goalie David de Gea had to contribute 22 parades to keep this cut. As can be seen from the above statistics, Manchester can not beat Wednesday’s opponent in any of the categories. It will be a difficult task for Paul Pogba and Co. The Frenchman, together with Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, is responsible for a total of 6 of the 10 goals. Everybody in this trio has scored twice the goal of the opponents. The Red Devils’ good defensive performance will be put to the test against FC Barcelona and the offensive will also have to score goals to defeat the Catalan peat factory.
Rast Barca continues unstoppable direction finale or pulls Manchester the handbrake?
FC Barcelona are in their 12th consecutive year in a Champions League quarter-final. That alone is a remarkable fact. Even more remarkable is the way Barca reached the quarter-finals. Unbeaten in the current Champions League season, the Catalans go with 5 wins and 3 draws in the party against Man United at Old Trafford. 2 of the 5 victories reach Ernesto Valverde’s men away. Barca is in most statistics in the upper third, some leads you also. For example, Barcelona is the leader in this category with 162 degrees. 58 of the shot attempts go towards goal, 19 of them hit the coveted space between the posts. This results in a goal-scoring of an outstanding 2.38 goals per game. The most successful shooter of the Catalans is scored with 16 scored shots and 8, the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. The number 10 in the dress of FC Barcelona met in the last game against Olympique Lyon twice and has been leading the scorers list of the Champions League. He is the linchpin of the fast passing game of the Red-Blue. Also in terms of assists Lionel Messi is at the top of the statistics. Together with sounding names like Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembélé, the number one squad of the Spanish Primera Division reads like a global player in world football. But the FC Barcelona convinced not only by their star contingent, but above all by playful superiority. With almost perfected short-pass play and fast attacks, the Catalans dominate in many of their encounters. You are unbeaten for 16 games. Away against Manchester, the men in red-blue will find a well-set defense. Whether the playful Catalans start this time better in the duel than against Lyon will show. Away, FC Barcelona were held twice by their opponents to a draw.
For Man.United, the Champions League is the only opportunity to win the trophy this season, but it is clear that it will be very difficult to skip this quarterfinal obstacle. It should be said that even in the eighth finals they did not give much chance, especially after a 2-0 defeat by the PSG, but they beat themselves in the back and in the weakened team they won 3-1 for the quarter finals. When domestic competitions are in question, they have a lot of problems lately and in the previous four games is the effect of three defeats and one victory.
One of the defeats they experienced in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup from Wolverhampton, and this was a great disappointment, as they had great ambitions in this competition. They lost the first derby of Arsenal, and then they beat Wolverhampton in the last round in a very similar way to the FA Cup. Coach Solskjaer took a slightly changed squad and they paid a lot of money, and now there are the strongest available strengths on the court, with no Sanchez and some other players being questioned.
Probable initial composition of Man.United: de Gea – A.Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw – Herrera, Matić, Pogba – Lingard – Rashford, R.Lukaku
Unlike its host, Barcelona is struggling to win three trophies and it can be said that one was practically escorted into their showcases. On Saturday, in the great derby of the Primera League, Atletico Madrid defeated on their pitch with 2: 0 and now they have 11 points more than the first follower. Barcelona will definitely not drop to the end of the championship, so they defended the championship title and now they can quietly dedicate themselves to the Champions League. It should not be forgotten that Barcelona is in the Cup final of the King and will fight with Valencias for the defense and those titles.In the Champions League, they are the farthest from the title, but for now they are sure to walk and still have not lost any matches. They routinely won the first place in the group stage, and with Lyon they had minor problems in the eighth finals, and only in the first look when they did not take advantage of numerous opportunities. In total this season lost only four duels, two in the championship and two in the Cup, and on Old Trafford they come almost complete, because there is not only Rafinha, and Dembele is asked.
Probable starting lineup of Barcelona: and Stegen – S.Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, J.Alba – Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur – Messi, L.Suarez, Coutinho
Football Prediction of the Day Manchester United vs FC Barcelona
As expected, FC Barcelona is in the favor of bookmakers. With a quota of up to 2.05, a tip 2 on an away win of the Catalans but quite attractive. If you want to be on the safe side you can also play a Draw No Bet – Tip 2, the odds are accordingly low.
Bet Tips: Barcelona
Man.United should have something to do in the first duel on their field if they want to hope for a pass. That’s why we believe that he will try to attack Barcelona striker, who does not know how to play any more than for the goal anyway. We forecast that Old Trafford will have a lot of goals.
Prediction Today: over 2.5 goals