Both teams will want to win the match to reach the semi-finals of the competition.
FC Barcelona vs Manchester United Football Betting Prediction
Practically assured of winning the title in Spain thanks to his victory over Atletico Madrid 10 days ago (2-0), FC Barcelona can focus on the Champions League which is one of its priority objectives of the season. After eliminating Olympique Lyonnais in the previous round after a controlled return match (5-1), the Catalans went to dictate their law to Old Trafford last week (0-1) which allows them to have one foot in the last square of the competition. In the league, the Blaugranas are 9 points ahead of Atletico Madrid. On Saturday, they were held in check, with a completely redesigned team, at the Huesca Red Lantern (0-0).
On the side of Manchester United, the state of grace since the arrival on the bench of Ole Gunnar Solskjær is finished. Indeed, the Red Devils have lost 4 of their last 6 meetings, all competitions. Beaten by Arsenal (2-0) in the Premier League and Wolverhampton in the Coupe (2-1), the Mancuniens had found colors by winning hard against Watford (1-0). But they still relapsed against Wolverhampton in the league (2-1) before losing to Barcelona in the first leg (0-1). Last Saturday, they defeated West Ham at home thanks to a penalty on Pogba (2-1). In the previous round, they had miraculously qualified by winning with great success in the Parc-des-Princes against PSG (1-3) after losing in the first leg (0-2).
Membership for FC Barcelona vs Manchester United
In Barcelona, Dembélé is well back and was even started on Saturday, but Coutinho should be once again preferred. Replacing midfielder Rafinha is still injured just like another regular on the bench, defender Vermaelen. With 108 goals scored, Leo Messi is the second best scorer in the history of the competition and should be one of the main players in this meeting.
On the side of Manchester United, substitutes Bailly and Valencia and midfielder Herrera are all stuck in the infirmary. Holder on the go, the left side Shaw is suspended. Winger Alexis Sanchez is present in the group just like Darmian and the indispensable midfielder, all absent in the first leg. Disappointing last Wednesday, Pogba will be expected. Like Paris, a 5-3-2 could be used to counter Barcelona.
The compositions for FC Barcelona vs Manchester United
The probable composition of Barcelona (appointment at 20h for the official compo):
Ter Stegen – Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba – Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur – Messi, Suarez, Coutinho.
Absent: Rafinha, Vermaelen (injured)
The probable tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Semedo – Piqué – Lenglet – Alba
Rakitic – Busquets – Arthur
Messi – Suarez – Coutinho
The likely composition of Manchester United (go to 20h for the official compo):
From Gea – Young, Smalling, Lindelöf, Jones, Rojo – McTominay, Pogba, Fred – Rashford, Lukaku.
Absent: Bailly, Valencia, Herrera (injured) Shaw (suspended).
The probable tactical disposition (5-3-2):
Young – Smalling – Lindelöf – Jones – Rojo
McTominay – Pogba – Fred
Rashford – Lukaku
FC Barcelona vs Manchester United history
Both teams played 11 times in the European Cup. In the balance of these oppositions, the Catalans lead 4 wins to 3 against the English for 3 draws.
Key points of the match FC Barcelona vs Manchester United
- Barcelona won the first leg without doing too much.
- Barça are undefeated at home since 15 games in all competitions (12 wins, 3 draws).
- Manchester United remains on 3 defeats away.
- FC Barcelona are already almost assured of the title in La Liga and wants to return to the European scene.
- Manchester United get their very important Matic midfield, Barça is full.
Our Betting Prediction FC Barcelona vs Manchester United
FC Barcelona could improve its victory of the first leg by winning again on the return. FC Barcelona win
Betting Prediction: FC Barcelona win